Student Life

You'll choose where you live with people you like

  • Discover Your MIT

    At MIT, learning is about more than what is taught in the classroom—it’s about living here, choosing your own opportunities and discovering who you are. With over 4,500 undergraduate students and hundreds of clubs, you’ll never run out of things to do here. Love chocolate? Join the student-run Laboratory for Chocolate Science. Or maybe you enjoy singing a capella? Check out one of MIT’s many a capella groups, like the Logarhythms. There is plenty for you to explore! 

  • Help and Support

    Everyone knows being an MIT student can sometimes feel like drinking from a fire hose, but there is a plethora of resources and people who can help you on your journey. From academic deans and professors to upperclassmen mentors and your peers, MIT’s collaborative culture fosters a support network that you’ll need to help you be successful. Check out how MIT’s Student Support Services can help!


minute walk across the river to Boston


student organizations


residence halls that allow painting murals on walls
  • Where you stay

    During your first year, you will live within one of our 11 residence halls alongside upperclassmen, graduate resident tutors, faculty heads of house, and professional staff who are all there to help you navigate your MIT experience and find your home here.

  • How you play

    From Division III varsity athletics to physical education to dance, fitness, health and wellness, martial arts, outdoor education and team sports, you will find a level of activity that interests you.