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Grad student housing lottery expands eligibility

Any previously registered student (undergraduate or graduate) who will be a registered graduate student for 2001-02 and will need on-campus housing may apply to participate in the housing lottery for next year. Previously, only registered graduate students were eligible.

The deadline to apply for the March 1 lottery is February 28. To do so, visit the web site or the Graduate Housing Office in Rm E32-133 to complete an application.

The lottery will establish a numerical-order waiting list; receiving a lottery number does not guarantee a space in on-campus housing. Results will be posted by March 6 in each of the on-campus dormitories and apartments, outside the Graduate Housing Office and on its web site. Those who receive a housing assignment will be eligible for continuous or renewable housing until completion of their degrees as long as eligibility requirements are met.

To enter the lottery, students must be in one of these categories:

  • Graduate students living on campus, or those in their second year of family housing, with license agreements expiring August 15, 2001. (Those in renewable graduate housing do not have to apply to this lottery.)
  • Previously registered MIT undergraduate or graduate students now living off-campus who will be graduate students in 2001-02.
  • Previously registered MIT undergraduate or graduate students in single graduate housing who need to move to student family housing.

Assignments will begin once all current residents have either renewed or canceled their housing (late April or early May) and will continue throughout the summer as long as vacancies occur. Applications received after 5pm on February 28 will be filed chronologically behind the lottery group.

Anyone with questions may call the Graduate Housing Office at x3-5148.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 7, 2001.

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