Moving in

Incoming First
Year Students

Welcome to MIT!

We're excited to see you on campus and there's a lot to do before you arrive:

Learn About

Housing Selection Process
First-Year Residency Requirement
First-Year Residence Exchange (FYRE)
What to Bring

Figure Out Where You Want to Live

Before you fill out your housing application, learn more about each community by visiting the Guide to Residences and i3 Videos. This content is created by current students for new students like you. New content is posted every year in early May.

Please note: We are unable to provide private tours of the undergraduate residence halls. 

Already know where you'd like to live?

Housing applications for first-year students open in late May at

Don't worry if you need some time to decide! Our application is not first-come, first-served, and there is no priority given to applicants who apply early!

Questions? Ask us!

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Email us at or call (617) 253-2811.

IMPORTANT: All communication with Housing & Residential Services, including your housing assignment, will be sent through your MIT email address. For more information and instructions on how to set up your kerberos ID and check your MIT email, please visit: