Welcome from DormCon

Welcome home, Class of 2025!
Life at MIT is not just about academics. It’s also about discovering who you are and who you want to be. It’s about understanding and connecting with your peers. It’s about finding your community, the people who will work with you, support you, and grow with you. These people will be your comrades, your confidants, your co-conspirators. Over the next four years, they, in all of their myriad roles in your life, will be integral to the process of deciding and becoming who you want to be. One of the first places where you will connect with these incredible people is in your dorm.

One thing that sets the MIT residential system apart from other colleges is the amount of choice a student has in where and who they live with. Each dorm at MIT has a unique culture shaped by past traditions as well as the interests of current residents, ranging from board games to theater to maker culture and everything in between. Each dorm will offer you a different set of people to learn and grow with. By choosing a dorm, you are not just choosing a place to live—you are choosing an environment that you want to shape and be shaped by.


The decision as to where you want to live may seem daunting at first, but we are here to help! Start by exploring this website - watch the i3 videos, click through the residence halls’ information, and explore each dorm’s unique culture. Everything on this website was carefully curated by students and staff to offer you a picture of what they think is important about life in each of these inspiring places.


Here you begin the journey to find a home with people that you connect with. MIT communities have a diverse set of values and interests, and even before the semester starts you have the opportunity to decide which of those you want to incorporate into your own life.


We look forward to seeing you in the fall! Happy exploring, baby beavers!




MIT Dormitory Council "DormCon"