Air Conditioners

Alterations & Additions

Assignments (UG)


Baker House Guest Policy

Bed Bugs

Bicycles in Residence Halls

Burton Conner Guest Policy


Canceling A Housing Assignment

Read more for undergraduate and graduate cancellation policies

Check-Out Procedures

Commercial Use



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


    Hazardous Materials

    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

    Housing Policies

    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:

    Student Name
    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

    Minors In Residence at MIT (non-MIT students)

    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

    Pest Control


    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)


        Unauthorized Occupancy

        Undergraduate Housing Policy


        Vacancies (UG)



        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).