MIT Professional Education - Short Programs
June 17 to August 3, 2018

On-Campus Housing Information
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On-Campus Housing Request Deadline: THREE WEEKS before requested arrival

Housing Requests and Deadlines
On-campus housing may only be requested by participants who have enrolled in and paid for an MIT Professional Education - Short Programs course. Housing is only available between the nights of June 17 and August 3. All requests for housing must be made at least three weeks in advance of the requested arrival date. Requests will not be accepted after 11:59PM (EDT) on July 13. Rooms are booked on a space-available basis and may sell out early. Requested arrival and departure dates must match the dates of your Short Programs course, with additional 1-2 days allowed for travel.

Full payment by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover) is required upon submission of request form.

Submission of a request does not reserve a room nor does it guarantee that a reservation will be held for you. Accommodations will be confirmed by email upon review of request. You will be notified as soon as possible if your request cannot be accommodated, and payments will be refunded in full. Prior to arrival, guests will receive an email confirmation of accommodations including the address, telephone number, and location of their residence hall assignment. The confirmation must be presented to the desk staff upon arrival, along with a valid ID. For security reasons, MIT retains the right to refuse entry to guests without proper documentation and identification.

Personal Property

MIT assumes no responsibility for loss of, or damage to, personal property, including, but not limited to, loss by fire, theft, water, or malfunction of electrical and mechanical systems. We recommend that you secure valuables, and lock your doors and windows when your room is unoccupied.

Housing Policies
Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are prohibited in all MIT residence halls. For information on housing policies, please visit this link:

Change Policies
All changes must be submitted in writing to at least two weeks prior to the requested arrival date. Housing changes cannot be processed on-site.

Cancellation Policies
On-Campus Housing: All cancellations of on-campus housing must be sent via email to Written cancellations received one week before your arrival will receive a full refund (excluding any parking and access key card fees). After that, refunds will be made less a penalty equivalent to the cost of one night’s stay; provided the cancellation is received no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled date of arrival. No refunds (full or partial) will be granted for cancellations received within 24 hours of the scheduled arrival date or thereafter, nor for any nights the residence hall room is not occupied during a reservation period.

Access Key Card: Once paid, the one-time fee for a temporary access key card is non-refundable.

Once paid, parking fees are non-refundable.

About the Residence Halls
Each guest will be required to have their photo taken by front desk security upon check-in, and the image will be linked to the guest's access card. Security staff will use the image to verify registered guests each time the building is entered.

Visitors will be placed in traditional non-air-conditioned residence halls with shared bathroom facilities on each floor. All bathrooms are co-ed; private bathrooms are available on each floor. All room types are furnished with a twin-size (single) bed, a desk and chair, and a closet. Guests are provided with sheets, a blanket, a pillow, and towels. Toiletries are not provided. Rooms are serviced prior to arrival.

There are common lounge areas in each residence hall for informal gathering; refrigerators are located in some of these areas for communal use unless otherwise noted. Vending machines and coin-operated laundry machines are located on the lower level. Telephones are available in the hallways for emergencies and local calls. All buildings have both wireless and wire internet access available at no charge. Guests must provide their own Ethernet cord and computer.

Check-in time for all residence halls begins at 3:00 PM. Departing guests must check out at the front desk by 11:00 AM. Front desk staff may be able to hold luggage for a short time after check-out on the date of departure.

On-Campus Housing Fees

Traditional Residence Hall/Shared Bath
Non Air-conditioned
Room Type
# of Beds
Single One
Each guest will be charged a non-refundable $10.00 fee for a temporary access card, which is required for access to the residence halls.


On-campus parking spaces are limited and available only to confirmed MIT housing guests as a package coinciding with the dates of stay. The fee for on-campus parking is $29.00 a day and is non-refundable. Parking reservations must be made in advance and paid upon reservation. A parking permit indicating the assigned campus lot will be provided upon check-in at the residence hall.

All correspondence regarding your reservation should be directed to MIT Conference Services at



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