The process for finding
your new place starts here
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.
How to apply
- The complete list of Housing Timelines and Deadlines are available by clicking here.
- Applications for fall housing are available in late March/early April.
- Applications for spring housing are available in late October/early November.
- You will need MIT Web Certificates on your computer to apply. If you do not have MIT Web Certificates on your computer please contact your department and download the certificates.
- You may apply for housing through the MyHousing Portal anytime between the open and close dates for either the (i) building switch lottery process (only for the new Graduate Tower at Site 4) or (ii) the general housing allocation process. These are both lottery processes and your chances of receiving an assignment are the same regardless of when you apply during the open application periods.
- You will not be able to apply before you are accepted as a student at MIT and have accepted the offer from your department.
- Summer and IAP housing is available through sublicenses or off-campus housing.
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 apply to the waiting list, and they will be assigned housing on a space-available basis
- Make sure to check which residence halls accommodate your family status.
Please note: the application will only be available during the designated application period. Check the dates and deadlines section for specific opening and closing deadlines.