Get Housing

Housing selection, like many things at MIT, is unique. The Housing & Residential Services (HRS) team is committed to ensuring your housing selection and move-in experiences are easy and welcoming!

We encourage you to connect with our team members regarding any housing-related inquiries you may have. We’re available to assist through various channels, including virtual and in-person services, as well as by phone and email. Contact HRS to learn more.

Who can apply

  • Fully-registered graduate students
  • Graduate students with families
  • Undergraduates in family housing
  • Visitors, postdocs, cross-registered students & MIT affiliates
Housing Eligibility

How to select housing

The self-selection process enables students to manage their housing search by selecting their desired housing unit in the Housing Portal, subject to availability. Specific dates for housing selection are in the self-selection timeline below. To select a unit in Graduate Junction, visit the ACC Website. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

Self-Selection Timeline

Fall Move-in schedule

  • Current Resident Renewal Period


    Feb 22 – Mar 26

  • Early Application Period


    April 16 - April 30

  • Early Selection Days:
    New or Returning Graduate Students with Children


    April 25 - April 30

  • Early Selection Days:
    Off-campus Graduate Students
    New Graduate Students


    May 6 - May 10

  • Open Application and Selection Period:
    New or Returning Graduate Students with Children
    Off-campus Graduate Students
    New Graduate Students


    May 14 – Sep 30

  • Selection period:
    Currently Housed Postdocs, Visitors, Affiliates


    May 21 - Sept 30

  • Selection period:
    New Postdocs, Visitors, Affiliates


    May 30 – Sep 30

View Fall Schedule Graphic

Spring Move-in schedule

The selection period for MIT graduate students begins in November, and the selection period for visitors, postdocs, and affiliates begins in late November.