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Housing FAQs

Fall 2021


All residents of MIT graduate housing who have continuing or renewable license status types receive this reminder message annually as part of the regular housing processes coordinated by Housing & Residential Services (HRS). HRS captures this information to understand student departure dates, housing vacancies, and housing availability for the next academic year. 

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, housing renewal opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year were also extended to residents without renewable license agreements or continuing status, and to students who terminated their on-campus housing since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Yes. HRS is asking all graduate residents to share their housing plans for the 2021-2022 academic year no later than Monday, April 13, 2021 (updated!).  Within your MyHousing portal, please complete the online 2021-2022 graduate housing license agreement* if you intend to renew your housing for the next academic year, or complete the termination form if you intend to leave by the end of your housing license agreement period.  Again, please submit either form no later than Monday, April 13, 2021. 

*Current residents of The Warehouse are asked to follow the steps outlined within their email.

NOTE: Licenses for visitors (researchers/postdocs/cross-registered students) in residence are for one year at a time and automatically expire on July 31, 2021.  We ask that visitors complete a housing termination form within their MyHousing portal no later than Monday, April 13, 2021 to confirm their intended termination date.  Those visitors seeking on-campus housing for 2021-2022 are eligible to submit a housing self-selection waiting list starting Friday, May 7, 2021 within their MyHousing portal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those visitors in housing will be given priority to select earlier than other visitors in the waiting list process.

If you are a fully-registered graduate student for the next academic year, you are eligible to renew your current housing license agreement* until July 31, 2022 if you choose.

Steps to Renew:

  1. Please visit your MyHousing portal. 
  2. Click on the “2021-2022 Graduate Housing License Agreement”
  3. Complete the information on the form and submit.

If you choose to renew your license agreement, you must do so by April 13, 2021. Students who do not renew by April 13 will automatically forfeit their on-campus housing assignment and will be scheduled to move out by July 31, 2021.

If you do not renew your housing assignment by the stated deadline and still require on-campus housing for 2021-2022, you will need to apply to the fall Housing Allocation process and applications will be open from March 31 to April 25, 2021. The Housing Allocation process is not a first-come, first-served.  All successfully-submitted applications receive the same priority and results will be released the afternoon of Thursday, May 6, 2021.

*Current residents of The Warehouse are asked to follow the steps outlined within their email.

If you do not plan to live in on-campus housing for the upcoming fall term, please submit the housing termination form no later than April 13, 2021. HRS captures this information to understand student departure dates, housing vacancies, and housing availability for the next academic year.

Steps to Submit Termination Form:

  1. Enter the MyHousing portal.   
  2. Click on the link for the “Spring 2021 – Graduate Housing Termination Form”
  3. Complete the information requested within the form. 

If your termination date changes from what you originally submitted, please send the updated date via email to graduatehousing@mit.edu at least 30 days prior to the new termination date.

Your ‘termination date’ is the last date that you will reside in MIT graduate housing which always falls at the end of the month of termination as designated within the form.  As a reminder, residents are required to submit their form at least 30 days prior to their termination date.  All personal items must be removed from your housing assignment by this date and billing will also cease as of the recorded termination date.  Please note that penalties may apply for terminating on-campus housing prior to the end of the license agreement period.  

If your termination date changes from what you submitted within your termination form in MyHousing, please send the updated date via email to graduatehousing@mit.edu at least 30 days prior to the new termination date.

If you’ve already renewed your license agreement for the 2021-2022 academic year, no further action is required unless you decide to terminate the agreement (see steps for termination above).

Please submit a Fall 2021 termination form within your MyHousing portal as soon as possible.

Under the current interim early termination policy, residents are required to provide a minimum of 30 days' advance notice* to terminate their housing license agreement.  Please note that approved termination dates occur at the end of every month.  Examples are below:

  • Termination Date May 31, 2021 Must Notify by May 1, 2021
  • Termination Date June 30, 2021 Must Notify by May 31, 2021
  • Termination Date July 31, 2021 Must Notify by July 1, 2021

*Please note, residents who terminate their 2021-2022 housing assignment during the months of September or October will incur a termination fee equivalent to one month’s rent.

Current Residents (other than The Warehouse)  

To renew your license agreement as a 2021-2022 Housing Officer, please sign a 2021-2022 license agreement to renew your current housing assignment by April 13.  Any changes to your assignment that are affiliated with an officer position will be coordinated at a later date by HRS staff once your position has been confirmed by the House Team. 

Current Residents of the Warehouse

On your termination form, select July 31, 2021 as your termination date and select “Other” as your termination reason.  Please write in the ‘Additional Information’ field that you are currently an officer or in the process of interviewing to become an officer and include the building. 

HRS will receive an officer list from each house after the completion of their recruitment process. If you are selected as an officer for 2021-2022, your termination form will be voided and you will receive a new license agreement. If you will not be an officer, you may keep your July 31 termination date or you may change your termination date by emailing graduatehousing@mit.edu with a minimum of 30 days’ notice for one of the eligible termination dates. 

No. Sublicensing is currently unavailable to residents due to the ongoing pandemic.  In an effort to accommodate residents who traditionally sublet their housing assignments during the summer, HRS has developed a process to pause your rent responsibility from June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021 (rent pauses during the month of August are contingent upon a signed 2021-2022 license agreement).  Please visit the HRS website to learn more.