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Join MIT's Graduate Housing Community!

Campus housing is popular among graduate students because it’s convenient and economical. Most of all, it offers the opportunity to plunge feet-first into one of the most vibrant, adventurous communities on earth.

Housing selection, like a lot of things at MIT, is very unique.  The team at Housing & Residential Services (HRS) is committed to ensuring your housing selection and move-in experiences are easy and welcoming!

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 to learn more. 
How to Select Housing 

Access to the Self-Selection process typically opens within the Housing Portal in May and will continue through October for fall housing selection (typically opens in November through March for spring selection).  Specific dates are posted to our Dates & Deadlines webpage.  Please note you will need MIT credentials or web certificates on your computer to apply. If you do not have the required MIT credentials, please contact your academic department.

The Self-Selection process enables students to manage their housing search by selecting their desired housing unit, subject to availability.  That’s right, you have the opportunity to select your specific housing unit within the online housing portal!  Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.  

Who can apply 

  • Fully-registered graduate students
  • Fully-registered graduate students with eligible spouses, partners, and/or families
  • Undergraduate students with eligible spouses, partners, and/or families
  • Eligible graduate students who did not complete the housing processes by the application deadlines, 9th-term undergraduates, visitors, and postdocs may select housing through the Self-Selection process within the Housing Portal during the available period, subject to housing availability. 
  • Make sure to check which residence halls accommodate your family status.

As a reminder, the Self-Selection process will only be available during the designated selection period. Check our Dates & Deadlines webpage for specific opening and closing deadlines.

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.