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MIT Housing - Tang Hall Apartment

Instructions for Apartment Use:

For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Joint Program has the use of a 4-bedroom unit at Tang Hall Residence, (W84), MIT.  This unit has 4 individual bedrooms, each with its own key.  Students signing out the apartment will be assigned by the Student Rep to one of the 4 bedrooms.  The key to that bedroom is unique and will only open that bedroom and none of the others.

Our unit is:  W84-3E.   The bedrooms are: 3E-1; 3E-2; 3E-3, 3E-4

Here is a map showing the location of Tang.

Tang is accessible on the MIT Tech Shuttle, which services Kendall Square.

General Rules:

The apartment can be reserved by any currently registered MIT/WHOI Joint Program student. No guests are allowed. Students have access to all of the facilities at Tang, and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as are the full-time residents of the building.  The apartment can be used for short stays of 1-2 nights only.  If the apartment is needed for longer stays, the student must contact the MIT Joint Program Office.

It is strongly suggested to bring your own sheets and towels.

Students must apply at least 2 business days in advance.  This is to allow MIT Housing to make Tang aware of the reservation, check that the student is a member of the JP, and activate the user’s MIT ID card.

The desk is staffed until 10 PM.  Therefore, the user must arrive and claim a key by 10 PM. After-hour check-in is discouraged.

After 10 PM, Tang front desk will not be staffed. Please use the white phone opposite the front desk. Call 31500 and talk to the house manager on duty. He/she should be able to let you in and give you the key.


We expect that users will make every effort to keep the apartment clean.  That includes emptying the trash, putting away any personal items and leaving the apartment in a presentable state for the next user.

Sign-out Procedure:

To use the apartment, students must first complete a license agreement (one time only) in which the responsibilities of the user(s) and the rules of the building are defined. The user must agree to these responsibilities and rules.

Please fill out the Notification Form for each visit, using your MIT ID number (no substitutes). You must allow 48 hours before your intended stay.

The online reservation is then sent to the JP apartment reps, one of whom will assign one of the 4 bedrooms at Tang and inform the Manager at Tang which bedroom is been assigned.

The student then goes to the front desk at Tang and must present his or her MIT ID card to get the key.  No one in the JP is allowed hold onto or distribute keys to this apartment.  Keys can only be secured from the staff at Tang with proper notice.  The person who submits the notification form is the only person who can pick up the key.

All keys must be returned to the front desk at Tang when you leave.

Please see the Tang Hall website for information about the building and its facilities.

The House Manager is Michael Collins, collinsm@mit.edu.  If you are having a problem once you arrive, please contact him.


The lots closest to Tang that can be used by visitors are:  W91 Lots or the 65 Waverly St. Lot

To park in either of these you will need a scratch pass which can be secured from Valerie Caron in the WHOI Academic Programs Office or Kris Kipp at the MIT Joint Program Office.

WHOI Housing

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution owns residential properties in the Woods Hole/Falmouth community. The function of the Housing Office is to manage these residences for use by students and guests of the Institution.

Students can reserve space in accordance with the WHOI housing policy. MIT/WHOI Joint Program students are top priority throughout the year; others are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Housing Office is located within WHOI's Academic Programs Office and can be reached at 508.289.2389 or housing@whoi.edu.