Within MIT graduate housing, an extended guest is someone who may or may not be a family member but is not a dependent of the resident and who wishes to stay in the residence for longer than ten (10) nights. For the purposes of MIT graduate housing, dependent residents are the minor-age children of the student resident. Extended guests cannot change their status to dependent residents.
- Extended-stay guests may stay in residence up to 14 days if they are registered with and receive prior approval from Graduate Residential Life. Please email the Associate Dean for Graduate Residential Life to register and obtain approval.
- A graduate family may request to have up to two (2) extended guests visit at the same time and may make one (1) extended-guest request during a calendar year.
- While we recognize that certain familial relationships or cultural norms may extend beyond that of a dependent, non-dependents are ordinarily not approved to remain in MIT graduate housing beyond 14 days because it will jeopardize the tax-exempt status of MIT student housing, drain resources, facilities and services that are not intended for use by non-MIT students, create additional liability (and potentially uninsurable) risks, and is not sustainable from a parity perspective. Any violation or abuse (including, without limitation, stay beyond the time authorized by MIT Housing) of this extended stay policy, may result in any or all of the following consequences:
- Suspension of extended-stay guest privileges for the remainder of your license term
- Immediate termination of your license
- Ineligibility to apply for MIT campus housing in the future
- Charges for unauthorized guests beyond the time permitted by MIT, equivalent to double the daily rate of your license fee until the unauthorized guest leaves or is escorted off premises.