First-Year Residential Experience
Greetings from MIT Housing & Residential Services (HRS) — we hope you’re as excited as we are for the start of your journey at MIT!
Who We Are
HRS oversees on-campus housing assignments, repair and maintenance, residential security, and more. Our team is responsible for ensuring that residences are welcoming, safe, and effectively supporting MIT’s distinctive residential experience.
We encourage you to connect with members of our team regarding any housing-related inquiries that you may have. We're available to assist through a variety of channels, including virtual and in-person services, as well as by phone and email. Visit our contact page linked below to learn more.
Living on Campus
Each of our residence halls have their own unique community, and choosing where to live is one of the most exciting decisions you will make during your time on campus!
MIT’s residential experience encourages students to make connections with their peers outside of the classroom. At MIT, we know that fostering healthy relationships, including with your roommates and others in your residential community, will help you thrive. All first-year students are required to live on campus in one of MIT’s available residence halls.
This webpage includes some helpful details as you think through your on-campus housing options for the coming academic year. Already thinking about what to pack? Take a peek at some suggestions.
Welcome to the MIT Community!
Office of the First Year
The Office of the First Year offers services and programs that catalyze student exploration and support undergraduate education at the Institute.Let's go.
Take time to care for yourself.
At MIT, focusing on your wellbeing by caring for your mind and body, fostering meaningful relationships, and finding purpose will help you to thrive not only in the classroom but in all aspects of your life.Take Me There
A supportive living community
Residential Education partners with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to promote engaged housing communities and individual development.Learn More
Housing & Residential Services
Whether you’re just curious about living on campus, experiencing a room lockout or have a question about billing— we’ve got you covered! Connect with a member of the Housing & Residential Services team.Let's Connect
Support & Wellbeing
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