Undergraduate Housing Waitlist Application

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Excited for Fall 2021?

We are too!  Please take time to carefully review the information and fields within this 2021-2022 undergraduate housing waitlist application. Of particular note:

  • Waiting iist offers will begin the week of June 7, 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the summer.
  • Due to the high volume of students who applied for Fall 2021 housing, we anticipate very limited availability of on-campus housing through the waitlist process. 
  • We recommend that students search for housing off-campus simultaneously as they wait for an undergraduate housing waiting list offer. You may search for housing using our off-campus housing website.

How the Waitlist Process Works:

The waiting list is for students who do and do not have an on-campus housing assignment. This process has limited availability to accommodate building switch requests.

Students who submit a request will be offered a housing assignment on a first-come, first-served basis depending on students’ housing preferences and housing availability. Offers will begin the week of June 7, 2021 on a rolling basis.

  • Once an offer is extended, an applicant has two business days to accept or decline the offer.
  • If an offer is accepted, it is a binding commitment and you will be expected to occupy the assignment offered. If an offer is declined, your application will be placed at the bottom of the application pool.
  • If you decide to cancel after accepting an assignment, you must notify us by email at residence@mit.edu and you will be charged a $250 cancellation fee. 


Additional housing information about the Spring 2021 semester is available on the Fall 2021 Housing Dashboard which will be updated regularly with additional information.  In the interim, if you have any questions, or if the team at Housing & Residential Services (HRS) can be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email at residence@mit.edu or by telephone at (617) 253-2811.