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Fall 2021

In addition to the housing information posted on this page, please view additional campus updates and information by visiting the MIT NOW website.

You have questions, we have answers!  Housing inquiries may be emailed to the team at Housing & Residential Services. 

 

Let's face it, there's a lot going on. Don't forget to take time for yourself. Please refer to the Wellbeing and Support website for resources available to students.

Updated August 30, 2021


Dates & Deadlines

 

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    • Move-in for Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 

    • First-year move-in

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021 - Monday, August 30, 2021

    • Move-in for ​sophomores who opt into REX programming (additional information forthcoming) 

  • Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6, 2021

    • Move-in for juniors and seniors, as well as sophomores who do not opt into REX programming

Fall 2021 General Housing Information 
 

Housing Eligibility

Students who were living in MIT on-campus housing as of March 1, 2020 and who continue to maintain their enrollment as a registered MIT undergraduate student will be guaranteed future housing when MIT housing returns to normal operations Fall 2021. Consistent with existing policy, students who lived off campus prior to March 2020, or lived on campus in Spring 2020 and subsequently took a leave of absence, will not be guaranteed future housing.  Incoming first-year students are guaranteed on-campus housing and are encouraged to review the first-year residency requirement.  For additional information regarding housing eligibility, please visit the following HRS webpage


2021-2022 Juniors & Seniors 

Junior and Senior housing assignments for 2021-2022 will revert back to students' Spring 2020 building assignment.  This means that students will be automatically reassigned to their former building assignment.  Specific room assignments will follow the traditional house-level room assignment process involving Room Assignment Chairs and House Teams.

  • We’re requesting that you please share your housing plans for next semester no later than Friday, April 9 at 11:59 pm ET by completing the required Fall 2021 Undergraduate Housing Intent & Preference Form within your MyHousing portal.  Timely submission of this form is required to guarantee your on-campus housing this fall.

  • Junior and Seniors who are interested in a building assignment that is different than their Spring 2020 assignment are requested to submit a Building Switch Lottery application within MyHousing no later than Friday, April 9, 2021.


2021-2022 Sophomores

Sophomore housing assignments will follow the first-year housing assignment process.  This means that sophomores will have the opportunity to rank all of the available residences similar to the Spring 2021 housing assignment process.  Students are encouraged to learn more about each residential community, and to explore all of their housing options, by visiting the MIT Guide to Residences website.  

  • If you intend to live on campus during the 2021-2022 academic year, please submit the Fall 2021 Sophomore Housing Lottery Application within your MyHousing portal no later than Friday, April 9 at 11:59 pm ET.  Timely submission of this form is required to guarantee your on-campus housing this fall. 

This “reset” to the first-year housing process was developed in consultation with Dormcon to provide rising sophomores - regardless of whether they have lived on campus - an equal opportunity to explore all housing options.  Life within the residences may also look different this fall, especially if there are changes to housing policies that allow for a return to normalcy.  Students who lived on campus during Spring 2021 and would like to remain in their current community are requested to rank the building as their top choice.  While the same assignment cannot be guaranteed, students' building preference rankings have a significant impact on their assignment.  
 

2021-2022 First-Years

MIT’s residential experience encourages students to make connections with their peers outside of the classroom.  All first-year students are required to live on campus in one of MIT’s ten available residence halls.  First-year students have the opportunity to rank all of the available residences.  Students are encouraged to learn more about each residential community, and to explore all of their housing options, by visiting the MIT Guide to Residences website.  

First-year students are asked to submit their First-Year Housing Lottery Application by Sunday, June 13 at 11:59 pm ET within MyHousing.  All applicants are given equal weight; it does not matter when students submit their housing application, as long as it’s received by the deadline.  

Building placements are made according to a lottery process and students can also amend their submitted preferences at any time before the deadline--just be sure to click through the entire application and hit “submit” at the end to ensure changes are saved.

With the exception of Burton Conner which will be closed for renewal, all other undergraduate residence halls are listed as options within the housing application.  We are excited to share the addition of New Vassar as the newest undergraduate housing option (which opened in January of this year)! While HRS will make every effort to assign students to one of their top residence hall preferences, there is a possibility that a student may receive an assignment in any of the available residences based on space availability. 

Learn more about each residential community, and explore all of your housing options, by visiting the MIT Guide to Residences website.  

 

FSILGs

FSILGs will be fully open during the 2021-2022 academic year. If you're an FSILG member who is planning to live in your FSILG this fall, please work with your house leadership to confirm your FSILG placement.  Also, if you confirm FSILG housing, please don’t forget to cancel your on-campus assignment (if you were provided an assignment) within MyHousing as soon as possible and no later than the penalty-free cancellation deadline on June 21, 2021. 

Housing & Residential Services (HRS) is working collaboratively with Room Assignment Chairs (RACs) and House Teams in each house to develop a process for fall room assignments. After receiving living preference information from students, HRS will share details with RACs to facilitate individual room assignments for each residence hall in coordination with the House Team. Confirmed room assignments will be shared with students according to the following dates:

  • Friday, May 21, 2021: Room assignments shared with rising juniors and seniors

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Room assignments shared with first-year students and rising sophomores

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    • Required Fall 2021 Undergraduate Housing Intent & Preference Form opens

    • Fall 2021 Sophomore Housing Lottery Application opens

    • Fall housing Building Switch Lottery Application opens

  • Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET

    • Fall 2021 Sophomore Housing Lottery Application closes

    • Required Fall 2021 Undergraduate Housing Intent & Preference Form closes 

    • Fall housing Building Switch Lottery Application closes

  • Friday, April 23, 2021

    • Fall housing switch lottery results shared with students (building assignment only)

  • Monday, April 26, 2021

    • Rising sophomores granted access to change and re-submit their housing preferences (optional).

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    • Deadline for rising sophomores to change housing preferences.

  • Friday, May 21, 2021

    • Fall 2021 room assignments shared with rising juniors and seniors

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021

    • First-Year Housing Applications Open

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2021

    • Rising sophomore building results released

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET 

    • First-Year Housing Applications Close

  • Friday, June 18, 2021 at 9:00 am ET

    • Virtual Sophomore Year Residence Exchange "SYRE" application opens in MyHousing

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET 

    • Penalty-free cancellation deadline for 2021-2022 on-campus housing

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    • Virtual Sophomore Year Residence Exchange "SYRE" application closes in MyHousing

  • Friday, June 25, 2021

    • Building assignments shared with first-years

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    • 2021-2022 room assignments shared with rising sophomores & first-years

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    • Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs) move-in 

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021

    • First-year move-in

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021 - Monday, August 30, 2021

    • Move-in for ​sophomores who opt into REX programming (additional information forthcoming) 

  • Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6, 2021

    • Move-in for juniors and seniors, as well as sophomores who do not opt into REX programming

A lot has changed over the past year and a half, and whether you’ve lived with a roommate before or if it’s a new experience, there are steps that you can take to help ensure a positive, healthy living experience, and to prevent and resolve roommate disputes.  Housing & Residential Services has developed a roommate guide to assist residents navigate our 'new normal.' 

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

Undergraduate Housing Rates

(rates are per semester)

Residence Hall

Single

Double

Triple

Quad

Baker House

$6,530

$5,775

$5,165

$4,560

East Campus

$5,445

$4,810

N/A

N/A

MacGregor House

$6,100

$5,390

N/A

N/A

Maseeh Hall

$6,530

$5,775

$5,165

$4,560

McCormick Hall

$6,530

$5,775

$5,165

N/A

New House

$6,530

$5,775

N/A

N/A

New Vassar

$6,530

$5,775

N/A

N/A

Next House

$6,100

$5,390

$4,825

N/A

Random Hall

$5,445

$4,810

N/A

N/A

Simmons Hall

$6,530

$5,775

$5,165

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit the HRS housing rate webpage for complete information regarding undergraduate housing rates. 
 

The waiting list is for students who do not have a housing assignment due to missing the housing application deadline, change of circumstance or academic standing etc. Students who submit a waitlist application (opening June 1, 2021) will be offered a housing assignment on a first-come, first-served basis depending on students’ housing preferences and housing availability.  Fall 2021 housing offers through the waitlist process are on a rolling basis. 

Unvaccinated international residents who are seeking an early arrival to campus to comply with the Institute’s vaccination requirement and arrival protocols will have access to an Early Arrival Form under the “Fall 2021” header within your MyHousing portal that will allow you to request an early arrival to campus—please allow several business days for processing. You will receive a confirmation message once your early arrival has been processed and approved. Please note that early arrivals can only be accommodated if the housing unit is available and ready of occupancy.

 


Pre-Arrival & Move-in Details

 

Please review and complete the following items prior to your arrival on campus:

  • MIT Undergraduate Terms & Conditions​: Please read and electronically sign the MIT Undergraduate Terms & Conditions within your MyHousing portal.  The link to the agreement can be found under the Fall 2021 header. 
     
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:  According to the Institute’s vaccine requirement, all campus residents must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption. If a student has not yet complied with the Institute's vaccine policy, it is important that they do so as soon as possible. Not being in compliance will result in being unable to register for the fall semester due to a registration hold and a loss of access to campus, including campus housing.  Additional information about complying with the vaccine requirement is available on the Covid Apps website
     
  • COVID Pass: You should have received an automated email formally inviting you to access MIT’s COVID Pass system which was created to help the MIT community complete all health monitoring requirements to maintain access to campus buildings.  Once you receive the invitation email, you can access the system by visiting covidpass.mit.edu (MIT credentials required) or by downloading the MIT Atlas mobile phone application (iOS 13+ or Android 7+).  If you need help with accessing COVID Pass, please email covidapps-help@mit.edu
    • Once granted access to COVID Pass, please acknowledge and agree to the Student & Resident Agreement.  The Student & Resident Agreement outlines student policies and community expectations related to COVID-19.  Please note that this agreement is separate from the MIT Undergraduate Terms & Conditions .

    • Complete the online learning module (if you have not previously done so) which outlines COVID-19 student policies and life on campus.  The learning module is linked through COVID Pass and is also accessible directly through the Atlas Learning Center.
  • Keep MIT Healthy:  You should not arrive on campus if you are sick, are having symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19 within fourteen days of your scheduled arrival.  If your arrival plans change, please let us know by emailing fall2021arrival@mit.edu
     
  • Face Covering Requirement:  Please remember that face coverings are required while indoors on campus.  This includes all indoor campus facilities such as residence halls, academic buildings and MIT Medical testing sites, as well as while aboard the campus shuttles. 
     
  • Check Into Your Residence Hall: Upon arrival to campus, all students should check into their residence hall and receive their keys at the front desk.  After dropping off their belongings, first-year students who arrive between August 20-22 may check-in at the Religious Activities Center (W11) with the Office of the First Year (OFY) between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm to receive their MIT ID and welcome packet.  Starting August 23, all first-year check-ins will occur in Kresge (W16) and extended check-in hours (until 8:00 pm) will be available on August 24. If you arrive outside of the daily OFY check-in hours, please stop by during the next available time period.   Additional information for first-year students will be sent directly by the Office of the First Year and their team can be reached via email at firstyear@mit.edu
     
  • Receive Your COVID-19 Test:  You may deposit belongings within your room assignment but are expected to receive an observed COVID-19 test shortly after arriving on campus (don’t forget to wear your face covering!). Please visit the Covid Apps website for information regarding testing hours and locations.  Please note that, beginning August 21 and continuing through early September, observed weekend testing will be available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Media Room (W35-199) of the Zesiger Center, which is accessible through the lobby.  Please make sure to have the COVID Pass app downloaded on your phone or have your MIT ID card or number available.  If you arrive on campus outside of the weekday and weekend testing hours, please visit a testing site during the next available testing period to receive a test and to ensure compliance with COVID Pass requirements. 
     
  • Complete Daily Health Attestation: Once you have accessed COVID Pass and received your first COVID-19 test from an MIT Medical testing facility, please complete your daily health attestation (yes, each day!) through COVID Pass to maintain access to non-residential campus buildings.  Please note that the Institute will regularly assess the public health situation and may adjust these campus policies as appropriate.  
     
  • On-Campus Shuttles: On-campus shuttles will be available according to the posted schedule and riders must wear face coverings at all times while on board.  
     
  • Campus Parking & Drop-off:  Free on-campus parking will be available on August 24, 28, 29 and 30 at the following locations: 
     

Vehicles will have access to residences along Amherst Alley for resident drop-off purposes— please follow the posted signage.  On the dates listed above, public parking spaces outside of Random Hall (NW61) have also been reserved during move-in weekend to allow for drop-off.  Any questions regarding campus parking may be directed to mitparking@mit.edu.  

  • Move-in Guest Policy: Residents are permitted to bring guests into the residence halls during move-in.  Residents are encouraged to limit their number of guests and all visitors will be asked to sign-in at the front desk of the residence hall. Guests should limit their time in the residence and minimize any interactions with others while in the residence.  Please note that face coverings are required of all students and guests while indoors, and that non-MIT overnight guests will not be permitted in residence halls until after September 13, 2021.  
     
  • Please Have Your MIT ID:  As highlighted within the Mind & Hand Book, IDs are needed to access campus buildings.  If your ID is lost or stolen, please contact the Atlas Service Center to request a replacement as soon as possible.  If you are a first-year student, your MIT ID card will be available for pickup upon your arrival and check-in with the Office of the First-Year. 

All in-house dining areas will have meal service available to meal plan holders​ (visit MyCard to enroll in a meal plan) starting on Saturday, September 4. Campus retail locations, such Pacific Street Café (located in NW86), as well as Dunkin and LaVerde’s in the Student Center (W20), are open and excited to welcome students on campus.

Students who arrive on campus prior to the opening of house dining areas are reminded that there are several supermarkets near the MIT campus. In nearby Central Square the The Daily Table offers low-cost groceries and MIT also operates shuttles to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods stores.

First-year students who are participating in orientation and sophomores who are attending S’more Welcome activities will also have access to meals during Welcome Week and will receive additional information from MIT Dining regarding their meal options prior to arrival.  

Additional information about fall semester dining, including specific dining times, is available on the MIT Dining website

Professional movers will be on-site in residences on August 24 and during first-year move-in weekend (August 28-29) for students who are interested in assistance with their belongings. Residents who are voluntarily participating in the available intra- and inter- residence hall room change processes (i.e. FYRE, SYRE, or house-led floor moves) are advised not to unpack all of their items until these processes are complete.  Questions regarding your room assignment may be directed to the student Room Assignment Chair for your building. 

All PODS/storage units must be pre-registered with MIT Parking & Transportation and must be placed in a specific parking space while on the MIT campus. Please visit the HRS webpage for additional information and contact MIT Parking & Transportation at (617) 258-6510 or mitparking@mit.edu with any questions.

Upper-level students who previously stored items with Piece by Piece Movers will have their belongings delivered to their Fall 2021 room assignment in advance of their arrival to campus as described on the retrieval webpage


Housing-Related Messages


AUGUST 11, 2021

JUNE 17, 2021

JUNE 7, 2021

MAY 25, 2021

MAY 24, 2021

MAY 21, 2021

MAY 13, 2021

APRIL 23, 2021

MARCH 30, 2021