• Submit Application: This includes information about you, and, if applicable, your partner and dependent children who will live with you on campus.
• Interview: Upon review of your application, if you will be advanced in the process, a member of the Residential Scholar planning team will contact you to schedule an interview. Prior to your interview you will be provided with information pertaining to the specific residence(s) with scholar opportunities. The interview will be conducted by the head of house in the residence hall and students. It is an opportunity for the house team to get to know you and learn what you would bring to the community. It is also a time for you to learn about the living community and assess if the role is right for you.
• Appointment: Once a scholar candidate is selected, they will receive an appointment letter and directions for completing a required background check. If the candidate would like to accept the position, they sign the offer letter and return it by the stated deadline. The background check must come back clear before the candidate is allowed to move in. Background checks can take a few weeks to complete so it is best to submit the required information as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are administrative tasks that can be completed related to the appointment.
Once you have signed your offer letter, there are some administrative tasks that need to be done by MIT staff. These tasks vary from individual to individual, but include:
- Background checks for you, partners, and any dependents residing with you who are age 18+. Once a background check is completed (approximately 2 week turnaround), you can work with the Housing and Residential Services staff to determine your move in date and talk about logistics.
- The Office of Residential Life will “sponsor” you and your spouse/partner, which enables you to get an MIT email account. If you have ever had an MIT ID# or kerb, you should tell us upon appointment.
• Once your background check and MIT accounts are set up, we’ll work with you to arrange a move-in date and time.
• The move-out date must be by June 1, and can be coordinated with the House Operations Manager.
• Moving costs are the sole responsibility of the Residential Scholar.