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Residence Hall Security Enhancements

Wherever you live in the MIT housing system, your safety is the Institute's top priority. The next phase of residential security enhancements went live this August in all of the remaining undergraduate residence halls.
 
What does this mean? All residents and guests/visitors will need to "tap" their MIT ID or present a valid school or government-issued photo ID at the front desk to enter a residence hall. Guests will be signed into a visitor log.
 
The student leadership in each undergraduate residence hall has worked with the Senior Associate Dean of Residential Life & Dining, and his staff, to modify the guest policies for their communities, so each building has a different policy for admitting guests. If you plan to visit another residence hall, or have a guest planning to visit you, check out the guest policies below before you or your guests arrive.
 
Please email dormsecurity@mit.edu with any questions.
 
Residence Hall Guest Policy Overviews

Important note: East Campus requires an ID for access and visitors must follow the house's current guest policy.
 
General Policies

More Information 

  • Click here to read more about the 2012 Residential Hall Security Review Committee's work and see their report
  • Residential Security Program FAQ
  • Video Security FAQ