Undergraduate Housing Waitlist Application

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Excited at the prospect of living on campus?

We are too!  Please take time to carefully review the information and fields within this undergraduate housing waitlist application. Of particular note:

  • Please visit our Dates & Deadlines webpage for details regarding the application period. 
  • Due to the high volume of students who applied for housing, we anticipate very limited availability of on-campus housing through the waitlist process. 
  • We recommend that students search for housing off-campus simultaneously as they wait for an undergraduate housing waitlist offer. You may search for off-campus housing opportunities on our housing website.

How the Waitlist Process Works:

Students who submit a request will be offered a housing assignment on a first-come, first-served basis depending on students’ housing preferences and housing availability. 

  • Once an offer is extended, an applicant has two business days to accept or decline the offer.
  • If an offer is accepted, it is a binding commitment and you will be expected to occupy the assignment offered. If an offer is declined, your application will be placed at the bottom of the application pool.
  • If you decide to cancel after accepting an assignment, you must notify us by email at residence@mit.edu and you will be charged a $250 cancellation fee. 


If you have any questions, please visit our contact page for ways you can connect with the team at Housing & Residential Services, including drop-in virtual office hours.