Exterior of Edgerton House

Moving Out

Everything you need to know about moving out

All residents must complete a termination form once they plan to leave graduate housing. Residents are required to give at least 30 days' notice and all termination dates are always the last day of the month.


  • Terminating for any reason (approved or unapproved) during the first two months of a semester (September, October and February, March) incurs a termination fee equal to one month's rent.*The termination fee is not rent and cannot be applied against rent owed. It will be charged in addition to rent owed.
  • Termination dates will always be the last day of the month, regardless of move-out date.

As a resident of graduate housing, you are responsible for the entire term of your license once you accept your housing assignment. MIT allows residents to terminate their housing early with no penalty if you meet one of the following qualifications:

Approved Reasons for Early Termination
Graduation (must be on degree list/provide documentation)
Personal or Medical Leave (OGE approved)
Change in Family Status (doumentation required)
Academic Department-Required Internship Off Site (provide documentation)
Approved for Non-Resident Status (OGE approved)


Required documentation must be sent to graduatehousing@mit.edu at least two weeks prior to the termination date. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in rent-responsibility.

If a resident terminates for any other reason than those listed above, they will be responsible for rent until the unit is filled. Unapproved reasons include:

  • moving off campus for an unapproved reason
  • leaving campus for an activity not required by their department