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.
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.
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.