Graduate and Family Housing

Graduate &
Family Housing

Graduate Residences

Learn more about our unique graduate communities

Graduate Housing Processes

Find out how to apply for on-campus graduate housing.

Off-Campus Housing

Explore off-campus housing options in the Boston-Cambridge area.

Special Note: Graduate Housing Self-Selection

May 2, 2022 - October 31, 2022

Self-Selection is the process used to select graduate housing at MIT. During the housing selection period, prospective residents are able to view all available housing units and to select their desired unit. This process enables students to select their exact unit within their preferred building and to confirm their housing assignment in one, easy-to-navigate process.

We encourage you to explore the various on-campus housing options prior to participating in Self-Selection. This will help you identify which buildings and units you'd like to select from when reviewing the available housing options. Our FAQ page and this step-by-step Self-Selection booking guide also contain helpful information that may be of interest to you.

Please note that Self-Selection will be available between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  Staff will also be available during these hours to assist with answering questions, and to resolve any technical issues.  


MIT's graduate residence halls, located within a short walk of campus, are likewise shaped by their residents to be vibrant, collaborative places that meet the distinct needs of graduate students and families. We have a variety of options available for both single students and students with families.

Benefits of living on campus 


Choosing where you'll live is a big decision. Here are a few reasons to consider living at MIT:

  • The main campus and most labs are a short walk or bike ride away from our graduate residences. Not sure about the weather? There are shuttle bus stops near all of the graduate buildings to help you get from one end of campus to the other.

  • Be a part of the graduate community and make lasting connections! You'll have opportunities to get involved in your residential community, as well as campus activities and all they have to offer. 

  • On-campus rental costs include utilities such as electricity, heat, and hot water. Internet access is also included and all of our residence halls offer wi-fi and ethernet connections.

Still want to consider living off campus? We can help you with that too! Visit for rental listings and resources to help you with your search.