MIT residence halls are available for use by conference attendees and their guests from mid-June through early August. These residences provide a low-cost alternative to local area hotels and are centrally located to many local area attractions and to public transportation. Most are situated along the banks of the Charles River and boast spectacular views of the river and the Boston skyline.
Single and double accommodations are available in non-air-conditioned buildings.
Buildings offer shared bathrooms-one women's and one men's per floor. Guestrooms are equipped with a blanket, pillow, towels, twin-size bed(s), desk(s), and closet.
Rooms are serviced daily (towels changed, waste receptacles emptied), and linens are changed weekly. Irons and fans are available at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Each building has vending machines and coin-operated laundry machines on the lower level. Toiletries are not provided. By city ordinance, smoking is not permitted inside the buildings.
Residence hall stays may be managed in one of two ways. Organizers may work with MIT Conference Services to arrange a room block for which a guest list is submitted two weeks prior to the group's arrival date. Alternatively, MIT Conference Services can manage the reservation process, working with individual guests directly to make bookings, collect payments, and confirm arrangements. Due to the large amount of summer activity, requests for sleeping rooms on campus should be made well in advance of the conference dates.
A note regarding youth groups: all overnight guests must have completed Grade 9 and a minimum staff to student ratio of 1:6 is required.