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Housing policy for grad students

Housing policy for graduate students

(The following is a summary of the implications of the new graduate housing policy.)

Tang Hall (unfurnished apartments, coed, 404 beds) -- 100 percent for incoming students, less than 10 tenured positions to provide continuity. Top five floors to be remodeled and furnished starting June 1. Will be entirely furnished by 1993.

Ashdown House (furnished dormitory, coed, 420 beds) -- Two lotteries -- one to get into the house before arriving at MIT, and another at the end of the first year of residency to stay with tenure. Sixty percent of the future residents will be continuing students with tenure, and 40 percent new students, who will have to go through a second lottery to receive a tenured room.

Green Hall (furnished dormitory, women only, 46 beds) -- Two lotteries. Fifty percent tenured continuing students, 50 percent new graduate students.

Eastgate (unfurnished apartments, married students, 197 apartments) -- Two years residency permitted. No extensions or tenure after two years.

Westgate (unfurnished apartments, married students, 209 apartments) -- Same as Eastgate.

143 Albany Street (new unfurnished apartments, 191 beds) -- Two lotteries. Fifty percent tenured continuing students, 50 percent new graduate students.

All current residents of all graduate houses will be grandfathered. The lottery for incoming students will be held May 15. The date for the lottery for continuing students has not yet been decided, but is tentatively planned for May 1.

Sources: MIT Housing Office, MIT Vice President William R. Dickson