Housing

Undergraduates

Most undergraduates live on campus in one of MIT’s 10 Institute houses, or in one of 37 MIT-affiliated fraternities, sororities, and living groups. (The Institute also offers undergraduate housing in a property in Boston.) All unmarried first-year students must live in one of the Institute’s residence halls. Each on-campus dormitory has a live-in head of house who is usually a senior faculty member. Students may elect to remain on campus following their freshman year or move to a fraternity, sorority, or independent living group. The current number of undergraduates living on campus is 3,370.

In 2017–2018, approximately 2,000 students were affiliated with a fraternity, sorority, or independent living group (FSILG); approximately 1,000 of them chose to live in an FSILG community as an alternative to a traditional residence hall.

Graduate Students

More than 2,000 single graduate students live in MIT’s six campus houses—70 Amherst Street, Ashdown House (NW35), Edgerton House (NW10), Sidney-Pacific (NW86), Tang Hall (W84), and the Warehouse (NW30). Two campus apartment complexes, Westgate (W85) and Eastgate (E55), accommodate over 400 graduate and undergraduate students with families. Approximately 90 graduate students live in undergraduate dorms as graduate resident tutors.