MIT Professional Education - Short Programs

On-Campus Housing Information
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Due to Covid-19, on-campus housing will not be available for summer 2020 courses.


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 7 and August 8. 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 17. Rooms are booked on a space-available basis and may sell out early. Requested arrival and departure dates must coincide with the dates of your Short Programs course. Due to limited availability, you may only request one or two additional nights of stay immediately preceding and immediately following the course dates to facilitate travel. Longer stays will not be confirmed.

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. Guests will receive an email confirmation of accommodations including the name and address of their residence hall assignment approximately one week prior to arrival. 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
Visitors will be placed in traditional non-air-conditioned residence halls with shared bathroom facilities on each floor. All bathrooms are co-ed; single 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
Room Type
# of Beds
Single One
Each guest will be charged a non-refundable $10.00 fee for a temporary access key card, which is required for entry 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. Parking reservations must be made at least three weeks prior to the requested arrival date and paid upon reservation. To request parking, please email Requests for parking will only be considered if a request and payment for Short Programs on-campus housing has been submitted.

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

Due to Covid-19, on-campus housing will not be available for summer 2020 courses.


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