Housing Selection Process

Room selection, like a lot of things at MIT, is very unique.

At MIT, each building and each floor/wing has their own distinct personality.

To help you in the selection process, students in each community have created content for you. This content, which includes visuals, is available in the Guide to Residences and i3 videos. You will receive more information in May regarding the accompanying website and videos. You may also want to check out the Residences section of this website to learn more about each building.

Once the first year housing lottery opens, you will be asked to go online and enter your preferences for the residential communities you are most interested in living in (this includes the cultural communities). The results from the lottery will be released in June.

Reminder: The first-year housing lottery is not first-come, first-served, and there is no advantage for those who apply early. All applicants are given equal weight regardless of when the application is submitted.