Special Alert: Coronavirus

Housing & Residential Services (HRS) is working with MIT Medical to help safeguard the health and wellbeing of MIT's residential communities.  

In the wake of growing concerns about the coronavirus, please take a moment to review important information and resources shared by MIT Medical:

MIT Medical released a FAQ page with answers to common questions regarding the coronavirus.  Regular updates to the MIT community are also available on the MIT Medical webpage.  Residents seeking guidance about how/whether to self-isolate may find additional details on the MIT Medical webpage here.  Any specific questions regarding the coronavirus may be directed to MIT Medical at (617) 253-4481.

To combat the spread of the illness, HRS has also taken the following steps:

1. Increased frequency of cleaning surfaces such as handrails, elevator buttons and door handles.
2. Hand sanitizer will be made available throughout residential buildings.
3. Signs will be posted regarding proper handwashing.  MIT Medical also has more posters, available in five languages.
4. Front desk and residential staff will direct students with concerns about coronavirus to resources provided by MIT Medical. 

Residential Life

Housing & Residential

Unique on- and off-campus
communities enhance the living and learning environment

At the core of the MIT housing experience is a powerful sense of community.

Housing and Residential Services advances the Division of Student Life’s mission, “we are here for students”, by “enhancing the living and learning environment at MIT.”  As stewards of the spaces where student live, eat, study, socialize, recreate, and build community, staff of HRS are responsible for ensuring that residences are welcoming, safe, and effectively supporting MIT’s distinctive residential experience.  

Every undergraduate and graduate residence offers its own rich social network, a distinct environment, lifestyle, and perspective. In partnership with Residential Education, HRS staff work collaboratively with students and their house teams and house governments, to ensure that they have the infrastructure and resources they need to build strong communities. 

HRS includes housing operations for all MIT graduate and undergraduate residential facilities, including housing assignments, repair and maintenance, communications, summer conference housing, and residential security.