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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. 

 

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Dates & Deadlines

 

  • Friday, May 21, 2021

    • Fall 2021 room assignments shared with rising juniors and seniors
  • Sunday, May 23, 2021

    • First-Year Housing Applications Open

  • Monday, June 7, 2021

    • Building assignments shared with rising sophomores

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

    • First-Year Housing Applications Close

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

    • Penalty-free cancellation deadline for 2021-2022 on-campus housing
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    • 2021-2022 room assignments shared with rising sophomores

Fall 2021 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

Additional information forthcoming.   

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.  Building assignments will be shared according to the following schedule:

  • Friday, April 23, 2021

    • Rising sophomore building results released

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

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

 

FSILGs

Students who are interested in living in an FSILG during the 2021-2022 academic year will receive additional information in the coming months about FSILG housing.  Students who are considering FSILG housing next year, but who may also be interested in on-campus housing, are strongly encouraged to submit an intent to live on campus through the Fall 2021 Undergraduate Housing Intent & Preference Form by the April 9 deadline to guarantee an on-campus assignment (which may be cancelled by the June 21 penalty-free deadline if an FSILG accommodation is confirmed). 
 

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 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

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

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

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    • 2021-2022 room assignments shared with rising sophomores

President Reif announced plans to ramp-up to full campus operations this fall.  If all goes well with the trajectory of the pandemic, we can expect to enjoy campus this fall without many COVID-era residential life restrictions.  Additional information regarding life on campus next semester (including student policies, pod program, etc.) will be shared in the coming weeks and months. 

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. 


Housing-Related Messages


MAY 13, 2021

APRIL 23, 2021

MARCH 30, 2021