Housing for Families

The Basics

  • MIT has three residences dedicated to family housing, Graduate Tower at Site 4, Westgate, and Graduate Junction. Couples also have the option to select housing in 70 Amherst Street, Edgerton House, and Sidney-Pacific.
  • Supply is limited. Not everyone who participates in self-selection for family housing will find an available apartment.
  • Family housing is available only to fully-registered MIT students and current MIT Affiliates who live with their families/partners full-time and meet all eligibility requirements. If your family/partner lives elsewhere but only comes to visit for a few weeks or months of the year, you are not eligible for family housing.
  • You must reside full-time in your apartment with your family/partner. You cannot be away for more than 10% of each semester.
  • Family is defined by a partner or spouse, children, and legal dependents.  Family housing is not for extended family members (parents, siblings, etc.) unless the family member is a legal dependent. You must submit documentation proving your family status within fourteen (14) days after you have selected a family housing unit.
  • Students who live in family housing but do not meet the eligibility requirements or have a change in family status will be given 30-days notice to vacate.

Types of Family Housing

  • Graduate Tower at Site 4, located on the east side of campus, has furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments for couples and families with children.  Efficiency units are single-occupancy only.
  • Westgate, located on the west side of campus, has efficiencies (couples only), one-, and two-bedroom apartments
  • Graduate Junction, located on the west side of campus, has efficiencies, one-, and two-bedroom apartments.
  • Couples also have the following options:
    • Edgerton House, located on the northwest side of campus, has one-bedroom apartments
    • Sidney-Pacific, located on the northwest side of campus, has efficiency apartments
    • 70 Amherst Street, located on the east side of campus, has one-bedroom apartments

Most apartments in Westgate, 70 Amherst, and Edgerton House are unfurnished. Sidney-Pacific may be furnished with two twin beds. Each apartment has a stove, refrigerator, and curtains or window blinds.

Note: An efficiency or studio apartment is one room without a separate bedroom. Efficiencies are located in Westgate, Edgerton House, Site 4, and Sidney-Pacific only. Efficiency units within the Graduate Tower at Site 4 are single-occupancy only.

Size of Family

Unit Type

Providing Proof of Family

When you have selected to live in family housing at MIT, you must submit “proof of family” when signing your housing license agreement. Documentation must be in English or have a notarized English translation and include both the MIT student and partner names (if applicable). Documents are submitted through the Housing Portal when selecting housing.

Family type

Documentation Required