“MIT is in a great location; Boston and Cambridge are full of so many schools and so many potential connections, both personal and professional.”
Gina Mawla PhD ’20
On-campus housing options are available for single students, and students with eligible spouses, partners, and/or families, with priority given to first-year students. Many graduate students live off campus, primarily in the nearby neighborhoods of Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, and Arlington.
The MBTA bus and subway systems make commuting easy. To encourage the use of public transportation, MIT subsidizes the cost of monthly passes for students. There is a limited amount of parking available on campus and students may choose to apply for a permit (fees apply). MIT also hosts a car-sharing program on campus.
MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network
A free and confidential service for graduate students and their families that provides information about:
- Relocation assistance
- Financial advice
- Other essential services