Popular Policies & Procedures
Alterations & Additions
Bicycles in Residence Halls
Burton Conner Guest Policy
Canceling A Housing Assignment
Read more for undergraduate and graduate cancellation policies
Dining options and meal plans are available to all students. Students living in Baker House, Maseeh Hall, McCormick Hall, Next House, and Simmons Hall are required to enroll in one of the meal plans designated specifically for their residence hall and their number of semesters completed at MIT. All students who enroll in a mandatory or voluntary meal plan are subject to the House Dining Meal Plan Terms and Conditions.
Fees - Undergraduate Housing
Fire and Life Safety
Students are prohibited by Massachusetts law and MIT regulations from committing fire and safety violations. This policy includes details on those violations, as well as information on fire alarms and emergency plans.
First-Year Residency Requirement
Gender Inclusive Housing
Gender inclusive housing is a policy that provides MIT students with the option to live in residences with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
Guests in Residence Halls
Health, Safety & Sanitation
Residents are expected to maintain living areas, including kitchens and bathrooms, in a safe and sanitary condition.
Housing After Studying Abroad (UG)
All students who participate in an MIT-sponsored study abroad program are guaranteed housing when they return to campus. Read more about necessary steps to ensure on-campus housing upon your return.
Housing and Dining Agreement (UG)
Housing for Students with Disabilities
The housing and dining policies listed on the Housing Policies section of this website pertain to all students residing in MIT undergraduate, graduate, and family housing unless designated as specifically pertaining to undergradudate housing (UG) or graduate housing (G).
MacGregor Guest Policy
Mail and Package Delivery
Mail and packages should be properly addressed in order to reach its recipient:
Residence Hall Name and Room Number
Residence Hall Street Address
Cambridge, MA 02139
To read more about mail package and delivery, visit the Housing Policies section of this website.
Maseeh Hall Guest Policy
McCormick Hall Guest Policy
MIT ID Cards
MIT ID cards are required to gain access to all MIT residence halls. MIT ID cards are also used to access house dining halls, can be used for Dining Dollars and TECHCash, and in some cases serve as a student's subway and bus pass.
Motor Vehicles & Parking
To read the Institute's full policy on residence hall murals, please see the Mind and Hand Book.
New House Guest Policy
Next House Guest Policy
Ninth-Term Housing (UG)
Occupancy Period (UG)
Personal Property & Insurance
Pro-Rating Rent (UG)
Random Hall Guest Policy
Return from Approved Program Away (UG)
Return from Off-Campus or FSILG Housing (UG)
Right of Entry
Simmons Hall Guest Policy
A City of Cambridge ordinance establishes that smoking is prohibited in all areas of MIT residence halls, including student rooms, hallways and lounges, except as otherwise noted. This prohibition includes the use of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine products or delivery devices.
Summer Housing (UG)
Taking Leave and Housing (UG)
Temporary Overflow Housing
Transition to MIT Graduate Program in Spring Term (UG)
Undergraduate Housing Policy
Weapons and Dangerous Objects
MIT prohibits in any building, space, or grounds used for Institute purposes, including in any residence hall or FSILG, or in any motor vehicle on property or vehicles used for Institute purposes, all weapons and other objects that can be used to cause physical harm, that can be used to threaten physical harm, or that, by their appearance, could reasonably be perceived as weapons or objects that could be used to cause physical harm (e.g., replica firearms).