2017 Dorm Life Survey

A glimpse of life in MIT undergrad residence halls

In October 2017, the presidents of MIT’s undergraduate residence halls invited residents to participate in the first-ever Dorm Life Survey. A collaboration between DormCon, the Chancellor’s Office, and the Division of Student Life (DSL), this survey gave students living in undergraduate residence halls an opportunity to provide feedback on their on-campus living experience. It covered a range of topics, including residential community climate, facilities, house team relationships, and student government. MIT’s Institutional Research Group in the Office of the Provost administered the survey, which was opened on November 19, 2017 and closed December 11, 2017. A total of 3,206 students were invited to participate, and 51% responded (n=1,632). The results are reported in the aggregate across the undergraduate housing system, and will help to set benchmarks that can be used in the future to set goals for improving the on-campus residential student experience.

Click here to see the instrument and results. Note that this document is weighted by residence hall, giving each one equal weight regardless of its population. If you have questions, please email Institutional Research at HousingSurvey@mit.edu.