What you need to know

You are responsible for maintaining a current term and home address in WebSIS. Your term address is where you live during the academic year. Your home address is your permanent address, generally where your family lives, and is the address you provided on your application to MIT.

International students are also required to submit their addresses to the United States Government via the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) in WebSIS. You must report address changes within 10 days of a move, and PO boxes are not allowed.

What you need to do

  • Log in to WebSIS to review and update your term and home address information.
  • If you live in an MIT residence or dormitory, the Housing Office will maintain your term address until you are no longer being billed.
  • If you live off campus, you must enter your own term address and keep it up to date.
  • International students — you must also maintain your SEVIS address. Changes are automatically reported to the government for you.
  • Students in graduate and family housing — only the billed student’s address is maintained in WebSIS. If more than one family member is a student, each person must update their student record separately.