Resources

Advising and Academic Support

Academic Support

  • For-credit academic enrichment seminar, primarily for freshmen, focused on core subjects and learning skills

  • Services and resources for students with disabilities to ensure access to all of MIT's programs, activities, and services

  • In-person or online consultation on any writing difficulty, from questions about grammar to matters of style, and oral presentations; specialized help for English as a second language

  • Explore tutoring options, including departmental, science core, Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR2), and more

  • In departments and degree-granting programs, the graduate administrator serves as the key representative responsible for a broad array of services and resources

  • Support systems to help grad students develop their writing

  • Department-based administrators who can provide guidance on a broad range of academic and other issues

  • Central support and referral office; advising, petitions, fellowships, diversity, community building, policy

  • Student Support Services offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges. 

    • Location: 5-104
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri, 10-11 am and 2-3 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-4861

Jobs and Financial Aid

  • Apply for teaching assistantships in the Art, Culture, and Technology Program

  • Apply to be a seminar XL facilitator. Seminar XL faciliators are committed, responsible and caring students who enjoy teaching and working with a diverse population of students.

  • Find paid tutoring jobs in the Office of Minority Education

  • Find Jobs and Internships opportunities

  • Davis Projects for Peace Fellowships offers a $10,000 fellowship for an MIT undergraduate student project that promotes peace, to be implemented during the summer.

  • Department of Urban Studies and Planning Summer Fellowships are ideal for DUSP students planning a career in international development or public service. If you are a DUSP student in the process of lining up a summer internship or looking for funding to support efforts on a project, consider applying to the DUSP-PKG Fellowship program.

  • Find Electrial Engineering/Computer Science Jobs

  • Apply for Electrial Engineering/Computer Science Teaching Assistantships

  • MIT's financial aid office is a resource to assist you in finding a way to bring the cost of an MIT education within your reach.

  • Check here for various funding opportunities sponsored by student life. Includes grants, fellowships, etc.

  • Find various resources to fund study abroad travel here.

  • The International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) offers undergraduates funding for summer research opportunities in international settings.

  • The Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Fund Grant is designed to support the conference-related travel expenses of MIT graduate students in all Schools throughout the Institute. Specifically, this fund is allocated to conference travel expenses (including lodging) that are not currently funded by the student’s advisor or other MIT-related funding.

  • Apply for Interphase Edge RA Jobs

  • The Kelly-Douglas Fund supports travel during IAP or Summer for students wanting to deepen their understanding of a field in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, or to contribute to a humanitarian project

  • Laureates and Leaders Program is a graduate school initiative designed to encourage and support students underrepresented in the sciences and engineering, in their quest to achieve a graduate degree.

  • Offered through the PKG Center, LEAP Grants provide modest financial support to both undergraduate and graduate MIT students, as well as student-led organizations that are engaging in public service and social change projects in the US.

  • The Legatum Center Fellowships offer MIT students a one year fellowship to support entrepenuership that benefits global well-being. Fellows receive funding to support their tuition, stipend, project development and travel.

  • Find grading and tutoring jobs in math

  • Find graduate-level jobs for summer funding in Math

  • The Global Education and Career Development (GECD) office offers undergraduates Summer and IAP Travel Scholarships to support study abroad opportunities.

  • Graduate Community Fellows are a cadre of graduate students who work under the auspices of the Office of Graduate Education.

  • Apply for Teaching Assistant jobs in Physics

  • Find jobs connected to social action.

  • Apply for an IAP Student Externship Grant. The Class of 2008 Externship Assistance Fund was established to help offset costs for MIT students whose externship experience is unpaid.

  • Find Job Opportunities at MIT

  • The Global Education and Career Development (GECD) office offers undergrdauates Summer and IAP Travel Scholarships to support study abroad opportunities.

  • Apply to be a Chemistry Department tutor

Books, Supplies and Research

  • The APO Book Exchange is a forum where used books can be bought and sold. Traditionally, it happens during the first week of the fall and spring academic terms.

  • At no cost and upon request, the MIT Libraries can help you access books, CD's, DVDs, articles, journals and website information even if they are not currently in our libraries.

  • Donate and pick up recycled items. Everything at Choose to Reuse is free! Items include clean and usable clothes, books, and other household items. You don’t have to give items to get items! Events are held the third Thursday of the month during the academic year in Stata Center.

  • Department of Urban Studies and Planning Summer Fellowships are ideal for DUSP students planning a career in international development or public service. If you are a DUSP student in the process of lining up a summer internship or looking for funding to support efforts on a project, consider applying to the DUSP-PKG Fellowship program.

  • Check here for various funding opportunities sponsored by student life. Includes grants, fellowships, etc.

  • The International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) offers undergraduates funding for summer research opportunities in international settings.

  • The Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Fund Grant is designed to support the conference-related travel expenses of MIT graduate students in all Schools throughout the Institute. Specifically, this fund is allocated to conference travel expenses (including lodging) that are not currently funded by the student’s advisor or other MIT-related funding.

  • The Kelly-Douglas Fund supports travel during IAP or Summer for students wanting to deepen their understanding of a field in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, or to contribute to a humanitarian project

  • Offered through the PKG Center, LEAP Grants provide modest financial support to both undergraduate and graduate MIT students, as well as student-led organizations that are engaging in public service and social change projects in the US.

  • The Legatum Center Fellowships offer MIT students a one year fellowship to support entrepenuership that benefits global well-being. Fellows receive funding to support their tuition, stipend, project development and travel.

  • Find grading and tutoring jobs in math

  • The Global Education and Career Development (GECD) office offers undergraduates Summer and IAP Travel Scholarships to support study abroad opportunities.

  • MIT Reuse List is a group email list for exchanging free and for-sale items located at MIT or within the greater Boston area.

  • For no cost, the MIT Libraries offers books and course materials on reserve. Reserves are materials and resources that professors have identified to use for a credit-bearing class. They can be either print or electronic.

  • Apply for an IAP Student Externship Grant. The Class of 2008 Externship Assistance Fund was established to help offset costs for MIT students whose externship experience is unpaid.

  • If there are books or materials you would like the MIT Libraries to own that they do not currently have, you can request a purchase here.

  • The Global Education and Career Development (GECD) office offers undergrdauates Summer and IAP Travel Scholarships to support study abroad opportunities.

  • MIT Radio Society sponsors a swapfest on the third Sunday of each month, April through October. Buy, swap, sell amateur radio, electronic, and computer equipment.

  • Trash2Treasure is an annual program that takes one student's trash and turns it into another student's treasure. Items left behind by graduating students are collected during the end-of-year move-out and either sent to local donation facilities or sold at a Fall Reuse Sale at the start of the fall semester when the students come to campus.

  • Find tutoring options including science core, departmental, external services and resources, and peer study groups.

  • The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty.

Basic Living Expenses

  • Alpha Phi Omega maintains a ride board, a map of the United States and Canada on which the MIT community can post notices to share rides and to reduce travel expenses. It is currently located outside the exit of Lobdell Dining Hall on the second floor of the Student Center.

  • Donate and pick up recycled items. Everything at Choose to Reuse is free! Items include clean and usable clothes, books, and other household items. You don’t have to give items to get items! Events are held the third Thursday of the month during the academic year in Stata Center.

  • The Clothing Service Program is the Women’s League's effort to ease the strain on international student clothing budgets. Each fall it hosts a "Fall Fashion Free For All", at which students can select needed items for their wardrobes at no cost.

  • DSL offers cooking classes throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students. To sign up, email naomic@mit.edu or contact your Area Director for more info!

  • Davis Projects for Peace Fellowships offers a $10,000 fellowship for an MIT undergraduate student project that promotes peace, to be implemented during the summer.

  • Discounted T-Passes for students are offered by the MBTA.

  • The Student Support Services Emergency Fund offers resources to help students cover unforeseen, essential expenses, including emergency travel.

  • Graduate Residential Life offers a Family Food Grant to graduate student families who are experiencing food insecurity.

  • Free cooking classes (including meals to take home) are periodically offered through Graduate Residential Life, hosted by Associate Dean Naomi Carton. Check the DSL Graduate Residential Events page for updates.

  • The Free food list is an e-mail listserv at MIT which notifies you of delicious leftover food from campus events. Food is free for anyone to take! Sign up through Moira, list "free-food"

  • Find various resources to fund study abroad travel here.

  • The Office of Graduate Education provides advice and counsel on a variety of issues including faculty/student relationships, changing your advisor, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, and a student’s rights and responsibilities.

  • Held in October and April, Spouses & Partners Connect Kids' Clothing Exchange offers free kids' clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys and books for children ages birth-5. Expectant parents welcome. Find dates in their calendar

  • MIT will be creating a  Low-Cost Grocery Store on campus in the Fall of the 2018-2019 academic year. Please check the DSL and ARM Coalition websites for updated information as it becomes available.

  • Find grading and tutoring jobs in math

  • MIT Reuse List is a group email list for exchanging free and for-sale items located at MIT or within the greater Boston area.

  • The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX), a service project of the MIT Women's League since 1960, sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices and is open to the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, and BU communities.

  • Students can be nominated to be Distinguished Peers and recieve a $100 gift card.

  • This fund provides MIT students who are participating in an unpaid or underpaid internship/volunteer opportunity over the summer with a small grant of up to $1,000 to subsidize summer housing expenses.

  • MIT Radio Society sponsors a swapfest on the third Sunday of each month, April through October. Buy, swap, sell amateur radio, electronic, and computer equipment.

  • SwipeShare is a program that allows students who are on a meal plan to donate their guest swipes to other students struggling with food insecurity. To request a meal follow this form.

  • For students struggling with food costs, Student Support Services can provide small increments of Tech Cash to a student’s account for immediate food needs. Please contact a dean at S^3 to inquire about Tech Cash or food assistance. For graduate students, please contact Associate Dean Naomi Carton at naomic@mit.edu.

  • Trash2Treasure is an annual program that takes one student's trash and turns it into another student's treasure. Items left behind by graduating students are collected during the end-of-year move-out and either sent to local donation facilities or sold at a Fall Reuse Sale at the start of the fall semester when the students come to campus.

Health & Family

  • The MIT Work Life Center offers subsidized back up child care for graduate students at a reduced cost. Free referrals for ongoing child care servcies are also offered through the Graduate Assistance and Information Network (GAIN) as part of the MIT Work Life Center.

  • As of September 1, 2018, MIT graduate students have access (according to eligibility) to two different leaves when they give birth or undertake significant responsibilities for a newborn child or a child newly placed with them: Childbirth Accommodation and/or Parental Leave.

  • Donate and pick up recycled items. Everything at Choose to Reuse is free! Items include clean and usable clothes, books, and other household items. You don’t have to give items to get items! Events are held the third Thursday of the month during the academic year in Stata Center.

  • Graduate Residential Life offers a Family Food Grant to graduate student families who are experiencing food insecurity.

  • Held in October and April, Spouses & Partners Connect Kids' Clothing Exchange offers free kids' clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys and books for children ages birth-5. Expectant parents welcome. Find dates in their calendar

  • The Miller Fund is a resource available to help with medical costs not covered by insurance. For more information, undergraduates should make an appointment with a dean in Student Support Services by calling (617) 253-4861. Graduate students should contact of the Deans in the Office of Graduate Education at (617) 253-4860. You can meet to discuss your individual circumstance with a dean to see if you are eligible for the Miller Fund.

  • MIT Reuse List is a group email list for exchanging free and for-sale items located at MIT or within the greater Boston area.

  • The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX), a service project of the MIT Women's League since 1960, sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices and is open to the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, and BU communities.

  • Tufts School of Dentistry offers low fee services

Travel

  • Davis Projects for Peace Fellowships offers a $10,000 fellowship for an MIT undergraduate student project that promotes peace, to be implemented during the summer.

  • Discounted T-Passes for students are offered by the MBTA.

  • Department of Urban Studies and Planning Summer Fellowships are ideal for DUSP students planning a career in international development or public service. If you are a DUSP student in the process of lining up a summer internship or looking for funding to support efforts on a project, consider applying to the DUSP-PKG Fellowship program.

  • The Student Support Services Emergency Fund offers resources to help students cover unforeseen, essential expenses, including emergency travel.

  • Check here for various funding opportunities sponsored by student life. Includes grants, fellowships, etc.

  • Find various resources to fund study abroad travel here.

  • The International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) offers undergraduates funding for summer research opportunities in international settings.

  • The Office of Graduate Education provides advice and counsel on a variety of issues including faculty/student relationships, changing your advisor, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, and a student’s rights and responsibilities.

  • The Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Fund Grant is designed to support the conference-related travel expenses of MIT graduate students in all Schools throughout the Institute. Specifically, this fund is allocated to conference travel expenses (including lodging) that are not currently funded by the student’s advisor or other MIT-related funding.

  • The Kelly-Douglas Fund supports travel during IAP or Summer for students wanting to deepen their understanding of a field in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, or to contribute to a humanitarian project

  • Laureates and Leaders Program is a graduate school initiative designed to encourage and support students underrepresented in the sciences and engineering, in their quest to achieve a graduate degree.

  • Offered through the PKG Center, LEAP Grants provide modest financial support to both undergraduate and graduate MIT students, as well as student-led organizations that are engaging in public service and social change projects in the US.

  • The Legatum Center Fellowships offer MIT students a one year fellowship to support entrepenuership that benefits global well-being. Fellows receive funding to support their tuition, stipend, project development and travel.

  • Find grading and tutoring jobs in math

  • The Global Education and Career Development (GECD) office offers undergraduates Summer and IAP Travel Scholarships to support study abroad opportunities.

  • The Global Education and Career Development (GECD) office offers undergrdauates Summer and IAP Travel Scholarships to support study abroad opportunities.

Advising

  • Graduate students can consult peers representing Institute-wide (iREFS) or departmental (dREFS) programs that provide low-barrier, confidential services in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. refs.mit.edu

  • Provides a range of direct services and information to meet the personal and professional needs of MIT’s diverse, global community. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems

  • This office provides a single point of advising for the Communication Requirement.

  • This office provides a single point of advising for the HASS Requirement.

  • The Registrar’s Office supports students from registration to graduation through stewardship of academic records and fulfillment of the General Institute Requirements.

  • Information and links to help you understand freshman advising at MIT and how to build your relationship with your advisor

  • Timely advice on academic planning, important resources, and keys to a successful first year

  • A roadmap for applying to medical or health profession school

  • First-year headquarters for undergraduates; advising and programs for all undergraduates to support academic exploration and success

  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu
  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • The MIT Ombuds Office serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. The office helps in resolving and managing conflict and encourages productive ways of communicating. The office advocates for a fair and effective conflict management system and recommends and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

  • Provides services to meet the special needs of MIT international students, and support programs, which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. The Office provides individual advising and group seminars on immigration regulations, and also provides services to students and their dependents by assisting them when they need forms to travel outside the US or need personal counseling/advising in emergencies or unexpected immigration problems.

Mentoring

Learning Resources

  • Collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses and more. End-user downloads of the 80,000+ items regularly exceed one million per month

  • In-person or online consultation on any writing difficulty, from questions about grammar to matters of style, and oral presentations; specialized help for English as a second language

  • Online tips and tools to help you develop effective learning strategies

  • MIT's academic computing environment

  • Public computer labs that are located throughout the MIT campus

  • Guides provide targeted research and information tools for use in specific classes or programs

  • Guides provide targeted research and information tools for use in specific disciplines

  • Library resources and services

  • Free online MIT-quality courses accessible to learners worldwide

  • Free online materials from thousands of MIT courses spanning the entire curriculum, open to all with no registration required.

Academic Integrity

Academic Community

  • Works with faculty and administrators to help improve the undergraduate educational experience; funds student-faculty dinners so students can connect with professors outside of class

  • GSC ARC organizes and supports programs and initiatives to improve graduate student professional development, advising relationships, and academic success at MIT

  • Funding for projects that enhance graduate life and community

  • Graduate students receive stipend support to work on projects that enhance graduate community at MIT

  • Upcoming seminars offered by departments across the Institute. On the mit calendar webpage, type "departmental seminar" in the search box or click "browse by event types" and select "conferences/seminars/lectures" to filter the results. 

Academic Records

Academic Planning

  • Information for graduate students on deciding to leave the Institute (for medical, personal, or other reasons), and how to return after an absence

  • Policies and procedures for taking a leave of absence and returning to MIT are coordinated by Student Support Services

  • For full-time, registered graduate student women who anticipate giving birth

  • A form to seek approval for a particular action or request such as amending a program of study, completing a dual degree, resolving an incomplete grade, or applying for a thesis field not currently available

  • Enables an MIT grad student enrolled in a doctoral program to study at another participating grad school for a limited period of time

  • If you are carrying out doctoral research while not in formal residence at the Institute, read about Thesis Research in Absentia and about Nonresident Doctoral Thesis Research status

  • Information on courses of study and degree requirements

  • Special January term when students, faculty, staff, and alumni can organize and participate in a wide variety of activities in addition to classes, including how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals, and contests

  • Information and resources to help students find and apply for internships

  • Information on finding, applying for, and conducting undergraduate research at MIT and abroad

  • Opportunities and process for study abroad

  • Process to apply for transfer credit from another university, including HASS or Communication Requirement Transfer Credit

  • Information on where and how students can cross-register

  • Info on Communication Requirement, which is a General Institute Requirement (GIR)

  • Info on the General Institute Requirement (GIR) in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • Searchable listing of courses with schedule info, textbook info, and class URL links

  • Guidelines on pursuing an undergraduate double major

  • The PE Requirement provides students with the instruction and skills necessary to lead healthy, active lifestyles and to foster both personal growth and a sense of community through physical activity

  • Information and guidelines on majors and minors

Class Management Tools

Graduation

Graduate Research

Undergraduate Research

  • A yearlong UROP experience for EECS undergraduates with the goal of providing a deeper experience on a challenging problem

  • Events to help you learn more about undergraduate research at MIT and how to find a UROP

  • Guidelines and required travel forms for students who plan to conduct MIT research away from campus, within the U.S, at an MIT-affiliated site or to do fieldwork

  • Online UROP application process, instructions and deadlines; students are required to submit UROP applications each semester/summer

  • Information on finding, applying for, and conducting undergraduate research at MIT and abroad

  • Nationally or internationally competitive awards that fund research or graduate studies, offering opportunities to advance your learning, research, and career

International Research

  • Supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth

  • An international collaboration involving MIT and government, academia, and industry in Portugal to develop education and research programs related to engineering systems

  • MIT’s largest international research endeavor in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore, known for its interdisciplinary research groups

  • An engineering and life science educational and research collaboration among the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and MIT

  • Participate in a Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology faculty member’s research project in Singapore

  • Faculty mentored research in an international setting; qualifying projects must have the approval, mentorship, and guidance of an MIT faculty member

  • Nationally or internationally competitive awards that fund research or graduate studies, offering opportunities to advance your learning, research, and career

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad

  • Support for MIT students working on capacity-building service projects around the world.

Research Ethics

Intellectual Property

Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis

Housing

  • Options for members of the MIT community who decide to live off campus—or just need a place to stay for a few days or weeks

  • Supporting MIT's network of fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups

  • Information about on- and off-campus housing for graduate students with families

  • All things related to housing on and off MIT's campus

  • This fund provides MIT students who are participating in an unpaid or underpaid internship/volunteer opportunity over the summer with a small grant of up to $1,000 to subsidize summer housing expenses.

Dining

  • Find the closest MIT residential dining hall

  • Information about special diets and nutrition information for MIT dining partners

  • Students in cook-for-yourself communities benefit from the unique opportunities associated with shopping for and preparing their own food

  • Flexible plans that offer fresh cuisines, specialized cooking stations that feature recipes from around the world, and hands-on cooking events throughout the academic year

  • Find the closest on-campus retail dining locations

  • From residence halls to meeting to events, MIT Dining offers numerous venues and programs to help feed hungry students and community members.

  • Information on wellness, focusing on nutrition and sustainability.

  • Free cooking classes (including meals to take home) are periodically offered through Graduate Residential Life, hosted by Associate Dean Naomi Carton. Check the DSL Graduate Residential Events page for updates.

  • SwipeShare is a program that allows students who are on a meal plan to donate their guest swipes to other students struggling with food insecurity. To request a meal follow this form.

Transportation

  • Find out about parking permits, locations, guest options, policies, and procedures

  • Commuting options including bicyling, carpools, MBTA, emergency rides, and more

  • Commuter connection between Cambridgeport and North Station in Boston, with many stops in and around MIT

  • For a comprehensive list of operating hours Information on all MIT shuttles, including Saferide, the TECH Shuttle, airport shuttles, and more

  • Safe transportation at night within and around the MIT campus, free for all members of the MIT 

  • Do your part to curb bike theft

Family Services

Governance

Events and Activities

Student Groups

Visual Arts, Music and Dance

Athletics

Learn by Doing

Independent Activities Period (IAP)

  • Special January term - students, faculty, staff, and alums can organize and participate in a wide variety of activities, including how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals and contests. Information about subjects for credits and about more than 600 non-credit activities offered during IAP

  • Get real-world experience in the healthcare sector working full-time with Boston Medical Center or other care providers.

Student Government

Diversity Events

  • The Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) sponsors many events and programs dedicated to dialogue about issues of diversity and inclusion

  • Annual breakfast celebration to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Brings students together across race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of cultural identity. This overnight conference offers two provocative day of workshops, speakers, community building, action, and reflection centered on issues of culture, identity, and social justice at MIT and beyond.

Get Help

  • MIT EMS operates a student run BLS ambulance that responds to all medical emergencies on the MIT campus and in the surrounding community. They are in service 24 hours per day, 7 days a week during the school year. MIT EMS also offers CPR classes through the year, and a BLS certification class in January for new members. 

    • Emergency contact: MIT Police Dispatch at (617) 253-1212 

    • Non Emergencies: ems.mit.edu or email contact@ems.mit.edu

  • Support for students dealing with personal concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, or other issues. For urgent concerns, call to speak to a Mental Health clinician. medical.mit.edu/services/mental-health-counseling

  • Acute-care service for illnesses or injuries that need prompt attention, but that aren't likely to result in loss of life or severe impairment. For a life-threatening situation that requires emergency care, call MIT Police at 617-253-1212, or call 911. medical.mit.edu/services/urgent-care

    • Location: E23, 1st Floor
    • Hours 8 am - 8 pm, 7 days/week
    • Phone: 617-253-4481 (24 hours/day)
  • Maintining a safe academic environment as well as emergency medical service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long through EMT certified officers in cruisers, on motorcycles and bicycle, and foot patrols.

    • Location: W89
    • Phone: For emergencies, dial 100 from any campus phone, or 617-253-1212. For non-emergencies, dial 617-253-2996.
    • Email: mit-police@mit.edu
  • Deans on Call are staff members in the Division of Student Life who are available to students for emergency service after hours, or when the Institute is closed. As needed, they can access a network of responders including MIT Police, MIT Medical, Emergency Response Personnel, Student Support Services, Deans, Housemasters, Residential Life Program staff, and others. studentlife.mit.edu/dean-call-system

    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 5 pm–9 am; Weekends, holidays, or other days MIT is closed, 24 hours/day
    • Phone: Dial 100 from any campus phone, or 617-253-1212. This number is staffed by the MIT Police; ask to speak to the Dean on Call.
  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu
  • During the acadmic year, Let's Chat offers easy access for students to informal, free, confidential 20-minute consultations with counselors from MIT Mental Health and Counseling. Chat about issues such as stress, anxiety, difficulty adjusting, family problems, or relationships. No appointment necessary; sign in on the sheet on the door of 8-316. medical.mit.edu/faqs/lets-chat

    • Location: 8-316
    • Hours: Tues-Fri, 1-3 pm
  • Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) provides confidential help in dealing with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and unhealthy relationships. 

    • Location: E23, 4th Floor
    • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-2300 (hotline 24 hours/day)
    • Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu
  • Student Support Services offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges. 

    • Location: 5-104
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri, 10-11 am and 2-3 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-4861

Peer Support

  • Graduate students can consult peers representing Institute-wide (iREFS) or departmental (dREFS) programs that provide low-barrier, confidential services in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. refs.mit.edu

  • Liaisons between students and MIT Medical, who support the health and well-being of MIT students--both in their living groups and across campus. medlinks.mit.edu

  • CASE's mission is to improve MIT's community awareness of class disparities and knowledge of the social class system.

  • Text hotline for anonymous, real-time support, powered by MIT students. lean0n.me

  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • Residence-based peer support for undergraduates, via phone and email, to promote mental health and well-being. peerears.mit.edu

Health and Wellness

  • Information about dental care plan

  • MIT EMS operates a student run BLS ambulance that responds to all medical emergencies on the MIT campus and in the surrounding community. They are in service 24 hours per day, 7 days a week during the school year. MIT EMS also offers CPR classes through the year, and a BLS certification class in January for new members. 

    • Emergency contact: MIT Police Dispatch at (617) 253-1212 

    • Non Emergencies: ems.mit.edu or email contact@ems.mit.edu

  • Supports students dealing with issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse, stress, and violence. AA/NA meetings are also available on campus.

  • Liaisons between students and MIT Medical, who support the health and well-being of MIT students--both in their living groups and across campus. medlinks.mit.edu

  • Information about getting vaccinated against the flu

  • Learn about rape prevention, theft prevention, and staying safe on and off campus

  • Helps students to make healthy choices by offering classes, programs, and resources

  • Support for students dealing with personal concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, or other issues. For urgent concerns, call to speak to a Mental Health clinician. medical.mit.edu/services/mental-health-counseling

  • Acute-care service for illnesses or injuries that need prompt attention, but that aren't likely to result in loss of life or severe impairment. For a life-threatening situation that requires emergency care, call MIT Police at 617-253-1212, or call 911. medical.mit.edu/services/urgent-care

    • Location: E23, 1st Floor
    • Hours 8 am - 8 pm, 7 days/week
    • Phone: 617-253-4481 (24 hours/day)
  • Central resource for all things related to physical and mental well-being

  • Social media connecting MIT graduate students with resources to keep you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Personal Support

  • Provides a range of direct services and information to meet the personal and professional needs of MIT’s diverse, global community. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems

  • Services and resources for students with disabilities to ensure access to all of MIT's programs, activities, and services

  • MIT takes hazing seriously. This website is designed to educate the MIT community about how to identify hazing, how to prevent hazing, and how to respond if you experience hazing. Check out MIT's policy on hazing, Massachusetts law on hazing, and information about MIT's prevention efforts.

  • Provides spiritual and personal support and guidance

  • Supports students dealing with issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse, stress, and violence. AA/NA meetings are also available on campus.

  • Social media connecting MIT graduate students with resources to keep you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu
  • The MIT Ombuds Office serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. The office helps in resolving and managing conflict and encourages productive ways of communicating. The office advocates for a fair and effective conflict management system and recommends and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

  • Contact the T9BR Office for more information about resources and reporting options for bias incidences related but not limited to race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and gender, including sexual harassment and sexual assault

  • Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) provides confidential help in dealing with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and unhealthy relationships. 

    • Location: E23, 4th Floor
    • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-2300 (hotline 24 hours/day)
    • Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu
  • Student Support Services offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges. 

    • Location: 5-104
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri, 10-11 am and 2-3 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-4861

Family Services for Students

  • Incident-specific recommended actions to take during emergencies

  • Offers a network of resources for those who are raising children

  • Offers a network of resources in finding or using child care services

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

  • Useful links for graduate students, their spouses, partners, and children

Resolving Conflict

  • Graduate students can consult peers representing Institute-wide (iREFS) or departmental (dREFS) programs that provide low-barrier, confidential services in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. refs.mit.edu

  • Resource for helping students to develop and enforce standards and values

  • Offers confidential consultation about difficult conversations, difficult people, or ways to handle a dispute or conflict

  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu
  • The MIT Ombuds Office serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. The office helps in resolving and managing conflict and encourages productive ways of communicating. The office advocates for a fair and effective conflict management system and recommends and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

  • Contact the T9BR Office for more information about resources and reporting options for bias incidences related but not limited to race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and gender, including sexual harassment and sexual assault

Community

  • The Mind and Hand Book contains standards, guidelines, regulations, and procedures regarding general behavior and policies for all undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Provides spiritual and personal support and guidance

  • The mission of the Institute Community & Equity Office (ICEO) is to advance a respectful and caring community that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to learn and do their best at MIT.

  • Connecting first generation students with peers, faculty, and alumni to help address the unique challenges of being the first in their families to go to college

  • Social media connecting MIT graduate students with resources to keep you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

  • With a primary focus on students, our mission is to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, questioning individuals, and their allies are all welcomed as equals. We offer a variety of supportive and affirming programming, community building, identity affirmation, training and education to achieve this mission. Room 50-250, 253-5440

  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • With a student-centered approach, the Social Justice Programming & Cross Cultural Engagement Intercultural Center (SPXCE, pronounced "space") works to foster a more inclusive, equitable, and affirming MIT campus climate. As a collaborative initiative between the Office of Multicultural Programs and LBGTQ@MIT, the SPXCE provides intersectional social justice education, support, community-building, and leadership development. The SPXCE serves as a place where students can feel at home and exist in their wholeness while exploring all of their identities authentically with compassion and care.

  • Provides services to meet the special needs of MIT international students, and support programs, which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. The Office provides individual advising and group seminars on immigration regulations, and also provides services to students and their dependents by assisting them when they need forms to travel outside the US or need personal counseling/advising in emergencies or unexpected immigration problems.

  • The Office of Multicultural Programs advises student organizations on details of event planning, team management, and retreats. OMP supervises the Graduate Assistants for the LCC and BSU, while also serving as the advisor for the LCC ,BSU and all culturally focused student organizations. It also provides educational outreach, training opportunities, and celebratory moments for the MIT community around diversity and inclusion.

PKG Center for Public Service

  • Offers a wide range of support for public service experiences that suit the interests, abilities, and needs of students

Local

  • A dual athletic and academic program for urban youth in the Boston area

  • Empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent's cancer

  • Design and build low-cost customized assistive devices to meet the needs of the MIT community

  • Information about UROP positions sponsored by the Edgerton Center (from teaching electronics courses to working with fourth through eighth graders to designing your own UROP project)

  • Organizes classes taught by college students, for middle and high school students

  • Administers programs designed to empower students to become leaders in the sciences and engineering and ambassadors of change

  • Multidepartment resource that facilitates access to the wide range of MIT outreach programs

  • Lists opportunities to volunteer in the greater Boston/Cambridge area

  • Shorter workshops are held from time to time throughout the academic term as well as special workshops during the summer with other groups at MIT. Special technical workshops are offered to governments, international agencies and industry.

United States

  • Support to investigate social and environmental challenges with community partners before you develop a solution.

  • Get real-world experience in the healthcare sector working full-time with Boston Medical Center or other care providers.

  • Join a small team of MIT students to explore important social and environmental problems—like climate change. Learn from experts and professionals, take fun field trips and get hands-on experience.

  • Opportunities for federal work-study students to add to their work experience while assisting nonprofit organizations with finding creative solutions to the problems they face.

  • Annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $15,000 per team for innovative service projects that positively impact underserved communities

  • Support for MIT students working on capacity-building service projects around the world.

International

  • Supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth

  • 2-week, field-based workshop hosted by a local university in collaboration with NGOs and city authorities; focus is on policies and programs which tackle community needs

  • Consolidates MIT expertise and resources to develop and implement action agendas that focus on world hunger awareness, fundraising, and academic initiatives

  • Aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world

  • Education, outreach, and action teams working together to solve the global poverty problem

  • International internship course that links teams of MIT Sloan MBA students with entrepreneurs in emerging markets

  • Support to investigate social and environmental challenges with community partners before you develop a solution.

  • Student run organization that partners with communities in developing countries to improve their quality of life; year-long involvement with travel opportunities during IAP or summer

  • Effort in developing a rigorous methodology for evaluating technological solutions to challenges in the developing world

  • Focuses on improving the quality of life of low-income households through the creation and implementation of low-cost technologies

  • Annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $15,000 per team for innovative service projects that positively impact underserved communities

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad

  • GlobeMed at MIT is made up of a group of students from all years and majors, including students from MIT, Wellesley and MCPHS. Promoting global health equity and community empowerment with Hope Through Health in Kara, Togo

  • Support for MIT students working on capacity-building service projects around the world.

  • Shorter workshops are held from time to time throughout the academic term as well as special workshops during the summer with other groups at MIT. Special technical workshops are offered to governments, international agencies and industry.

Advice and Assistance

  • Contact the Gobal Education Team with questions or to discuss options for going aborad; the team is part of Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD)

  • Key steps in preparing to go aborad, regardless of the program or destination. Advice on ways to start exploring your global interests and develop cultural literacy, including foreign language classes and internationally-focused minors

  • Explore the Go Global site to find opportunities for internships, research, public service, and study abroad

  • MIT uses travel warnings and alerts issued by the Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization to categorize countries with a travel warning level of Extreme, High, or Moderate.

  • It's more than learning a language -- we connect people across the Institute for conversation, cultural exchange and friendship. Visit our website to search and contact conversation partners. Join our twice monthly lunches and other social events to connect with other language lovers and enthusiasts at MIT.

  • Guidelines outline definitions of MIT international travel, the various levels of travel warnings, and the policies that apply to international travel for MIT.

  • Information and resources to support our global travelers to understand and prepare for risk and access assistance

  • Record your trip details and contact information, in case of an incident

Research Abroad

  • An international collaboration involving MIT and government, academia, and industry in Portugal to develop education and research programs related to engineering systems

  • MIT’s largest international research endeavor in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore, known for its interdisciplinary research groups

  • An engineering and life science educational and research collaboration among the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and MIT

  • Participate in a Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology faculty member’s research project in Singapore

  • Faculty mentored research in an international setting; qualifying projects must have the approval, mentorship, and guidance of an MIT faculty member

  • Nationally or internationally competitive awards that fund research or graduate studies, offering opportunities to advance your learning, research, and career

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad

Study Abroad

  • Department-based study-abroad programs currently offered in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich (Switzerland); Materials Science and Engineering at University of Oxford (UK) or Imperial College London (UK); Nuclear Science and Engineering at Imperial College London (UK); Architecture at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) or the University of Hong Kong; Aero/Astro at the University of Pretoria (South Africa); and Political Science at Sciences Po (France).

  • In conjuction with a MISTI internship or as a separate experience, earn MIT credit at top schools in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain; some MISTI programs also offer for-credit IAP activities

  • Student-designed semester abroad program for students interested in working with a D-Lab community partner a developing country, while completing academically rigorous courses

  • Take Spanish II with an MIT instructor at Instituto International de Madrid during IAP and stay with a local family

  • Spring semester in Madrid taking engineering classes at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and humanities, science, management, and social science courses at Universidad Complutense de Madrid; student live with local families

  • Full academic year exchange program between MIT and the University of Cambridge for MIT juniors; available to students in most academic departments and designed so that students earn a full year of transfer credit

  • Required  forms and checklists that help you prepare to study abroad

  • There are a wide range of internal and external funding sources for your study abroad experience

  • Explore study abroad options including MIT-managed programs, departmental programs, direct enrollment programs, and outside providers. Students can receive transfer credit for attending non-MIT study abroad programs that have been vetted by MIT. CAPD maintains an extensive list of these programs.

  • Lising of international grants and scholarships to study and conduct research abroad in a wide variety of fields

  • Search for study abroad opportunities by country, term, field of study, or keyword

  • Nationally or internationally competitive awards that fund research or graduate studies, offering opportunities to advance your learning, research, and career

Public Service Abroad

  • Explore the student group list for internationally-focused student groups, some of which do work overseas

  • Traveling Fellowships for MIT students wishing to travel during IAP or Summer to deepen their understanding of a field in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, or to contribute to a humanitarian project

  • MISTI-China's student-administered educational technology and project management training program; opportunities to teach engineering, web programming and more in Chinese high schools and introduce educational technology to Chinese universities

  • 2-week, field-based workshop hosted by a local university in collaboration with NGOs and city authorities; focus is on policies and programs which tackle community needs

  • Grants to MIT students who wish to develop innovative, for-profit enterprises in low-income countries; travel during IAP or summer

  • Aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world

  • Education, outreach, and action teams working together to solve the global poverty problem

  • Student run organization that partners with communities in developing countries to improve their quality of life; year-long involvement with travel opportunities during IAP or summer

  • Focuses on improving the quality of life of low-income households through the creation and implementation of low-cost technologies

  • GlobeMed at MIT is made up of a group of students from all years and majors, including students from MIT, Wellesley and MCPHS. Promoting global health equity and community empowerment with Hope Through Health in Kara, Togo

  • Support for MIT students working on capacity-building service projects around the world.

  • Shorter workshops are held from time to time throughout the academic term as well as special workshops during the summer with other groups at MIT. Special technical workshops are offered to governments, international agencies and industry.

Internships Abroad

  • Seminar-style course for MIT freshmen to develop competencies in career exploration, communication, professional etiquette, and internship search skills; internships occur the summer between freshman and sophomore year

  • 10-month internships in selected countries in Asia for graduating seniors and graduate students who have had limited experience in Asia; provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia

  • Supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth

  • Connects current students to alumni in workplaces worldwide during MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP)

  • International internship course that links teams of MIT Sloan MBA students with entrepreneurs in emerging markets

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad

Leadership Development

  • Find a role in the Graduate Student Council

  • Find a role in the Undergraduate Association

  • A listing of all recognized student groups on campus; find a match for you and take on a leadership role

  • A weekend opportunity for freshmen and sophomores that focuses in on the personal context of leadership with an interactive and experiential agenda

  • MIT L.E.A.D. is an effort to provide intentional and easily accessible forms of leadership training for MIT students and student organizations

  • An intensive six-day leadership development experience that takes place over IAP, covering professional ethics, dealing with uncertainty, and developing skills in areas of problem solving and interpersonal communication

  • Developing next-generation technical leaders who are equipped to understand and address significant engineering problems in real-world situations

  • Open to any member of the junior class, participants engage in a journey of personal leadership development and reflection

Entrepreneurship

  • Provides the knowledge, support, and connections needed for MIT students to become entrepreneurs

  • Courses combine theory and practice to give students ample opportunity to use the skills they have learned within the curriculum

  • Over $350K in prizes are given to aspiring entrepreneurs each year through participation in a series of three contests: the Pitch Contest, the Accelerate Contest, and the Launch Contest

Practical Experience Opportunities

  • A one-and-a-half day workshop for graduate and postdoctoral women at MIT who are considering a tenure-track position in the fields of science, engineering, and technology

  • Support systems to help grad students develop their writing

  • Resources for improving your skills through a department or the Teaching and Learning Lab at MIT

  • MIT and Imperial College London jointly offer an intensive 4 day program for PhD students to develop professional skills required to launch and manage a successful research career

  • Connects current students to alumni in workplaces worldwide during MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP)

  • A series of professional development events and workshops designed to help students successfully navigate through the corporate world

  • Upcoming events for graduate students

Advice and Mentoring

Work-Life Balance

  • Help with evaluating academic necessities and considering extracurricular commitments; includes a Time Distribution Assessment worksheet

  • Classes, workshops, books, a number to call for a 3-minute guided meditation, and much more

  • Provides a range of direct services and information to meet the personal and professional needs of MIT’s diverse, global community. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems

Initiatives to Improve Professional Development at MIT

Career Advice

Making Connections

  • Provide formal opportunities for companies to educate and recruit MIT students for internships, full-time positions, and other company-related activities and events

  • Presentations or receptions to students to learn more about companies and to informally discuss job possibilities

  • Help with the process of discovering and utilizing connections between people

  • MIT Alumni can offer valuable and insightful guidance on mapping out next moves, launching careers (for upcoming or recent graduates), or natigating a mid-career change (for alumni).

Job Search

  • The CAPD Career Management System; an excecllent resource for jobs and internships

  • On-campus interviews help students and employers connect more easily

  • Guidance and resources to help you develop an effective resume, CV and cover letter, apply for jobs you are interested in, and be ready to successfully interview

  • MIT Spouses & Partners Connect is a community from all over the world, whose members share a common experience: being new to the Boston area. Learn more about the unique aspects of finding work in the United States..

Career Fairs

Internships

Student Employment

Graduate School

Financial Aid

Tuition and Billing

Loans

Advice and Assistance

  • Awards need-based financial aid, processes student and parent loans, manages student billing and student employment

  • Contact information for Counselors for Customer Service who can help you with bills and payment

  • Contact information for the Counselors for Education Loan Collections who can work with you while you are a student and after you leave MIT on issues related to debt management

  • Contact information for the Assistant Directors of Financial Aid who can answer questions and guide you through the financial aid process

  • Walk-in services in 11-120; Get help with your student account, financial aid and payments, copies of your transcript, cross-registration information and materials enrollment certification

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

Student Employment

Getting Paid by MIT

On Campus

  • Debit account linked to your MIT ID; purchase meals, books, laundry, convenience items and more

  • Provides basic financial services to the MIT community, including graduate and undergraduate students; locations in Student Center (W20) and NE48

Travel

  • MIT uses travel warnings and alerts issued by the Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization to categorize countries with a travel warning level of Extreme, High, or Moderate.

  • Guidelines outline definitions of MIT international travel, the various levels of travel warnings, and the policies that apply to international travel for MIT.

  • Information and resources to support our global travelers to understand and prepare for risk and access assistance

  • Record your trip details and contact information, in case of an incident

MIT Police

  • Learn about rape prevention, theft prevention, and staying safe on and off campus

  • Start here if you've lost a valuable item

  • Do your part to curb bike theft

  • A listing of phone numbers and email addresses at the MIT Police office

  • Maintining a safe academic environment as well as emergency medical service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long through EMT certified officers in cruisers, on motorcycles and bicycle, and foot patrols.

    • Location: W89
    • Phone: For emergencies, dial 100 from any campus phone, or 617-253-1212. For non-emergencies, dial 617-253-2996.
    • Email: mit-police@mit.edu

Sexual and Relationship Violence

  • Contact the T9BR Office for more information about resources and reporting options for bias incidences related but not limited to race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and gender, including sexual harassment and sexual assault

  • Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) provides confidential help in dealing with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and unhealthy relationships. 

    • Location: E23, 4th Floor
    • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-2300 (hotline 24 hours/day)
    • Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu

Emergency Preparedness

Protect Yourself in the Lab

  • Guidance on controls that minimize risk for individuals and the environment and support the primary objectives for research and academic activities

  • Information on proper management of biohazard sharps and chemical, radioactive, and mixed (radioactive/chemical) waste collection

  • The program has extensive experience working with electromagnetic radiation and can help anticipate and identify associated hazards

  • Specific guidance on use of safety equipment in labs

  • Educates the community about safe use and environmental stewardship related to the hundreds of chemicals in use on campus every day

  • In collaboration with MIT Principal Investigators (PIs), BSP ensure the safe and responsible conduct of life sciences research

  • Tools and services for use by students and staff to address topics including EHS policies, regulatory requirements, training, and hazardous waste management

  • Start here to make sure that all department and EHS safety training requirements have been fulfilled for your UROP to proceed

Community

  • Capture the MO*MIT – More Of MIT… It is important to venture back in time, to search for evidence of the role and experience of blacks since the Institute opened its doors in 1865. The project’s continuing objective is to place the black experience at MIT in its full and appropriate context, by researching and disseminating a varied set of materials and by exposing a larger community of interests — both inside and outside MIT — to this rich, historically significant legacy.

  • The MIT Board of Chaplains, representing many of the world’s religions, serves their own religious communities, as well as the MIT community at large. Chaplains are available to provide spiritual and personal support to students, faculty, staff and the MIT community such as counseling, private talks, and program development.

  • Connecting first generation students with peers, faculty, and alumni to help address the unique challenges of being the first in their families to go to college

  • The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) serves as a thought leader on the subjects of community, equity, inclusion, and diversity; a focal point for organizing MIT’s related activities and conversations; and a hands-on practitioner who disseminates best practices and inspires the awareness and enthusiasm to help them flourish.

  • The LCC functions as the hub for Latino students, student organizations, and community members interested in learning more about Latino culture. It provides space for students to meet, socialize, and hold cultural & social events. The LCC holds regular office hours, discussions, study breaks, and dinners throughout the year. It’s also the location for student group meetings: APR, Casino Rueda, LUChA, Mujeres Latinas, SHPE, MAES, & Teatro Latino.

  • With a primary focus on students, our mission is to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, questioning individuals, and their allies are all welcomed as equals. We offer a variety of supportive and affirming programming, community building, identity affirmation, training and education to achieve this mission. Room 50-250, 253-5440

  • Brings students together across race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of cultural identity. This overnight conference offers two provocative day of workshops, speakers, community building, action, and reflection centered on issues of culture, identity, and social justice at MIT and beyond.

  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • Houses a lending library of LBGTQ-themed literature and films and serves as a cozy room for reading, p-setting, meeting other people, and hanging out. The Lounge is also home to MIT’s LBGTQ student groups. Room 50-250, 253-5440

  • With a student-centered approach, the Social Justice Programming & Cross Cultural Engagement Intercultural Center (SPXCE, pronounced "space") works to foster a more inclusive, equitable, and affirming MIT campus climate. As a collaborative initiative between the Office of Multicultural Programs and LBGTQ@MIT, the SPXCE provides intersectional social justice education, support, community-building, and leadership development. The SPXCE serves as a place where students can feel at home and exist in their wholeness while exploring all of their identities authentically with compassion and care.

  • Women@MIT serves as a central location of information and resources for women-identified students at MIT. It functions to make students aware of the network of offices, departments, and organizations that exist to support and empower women-identified students at MIT.

  • Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate Program, providing an academic framework and broad-based community for scholarly inquiry focusing on women, gender and sexuality. Exploring gender with the tools of different, and often multiple, disciplines, Women’s Studies subjects strive to help MIT students better understand how knowledge and value take different forms depending on a variety of social variables. In the course of their inquiry, students not only learn how to use gender as a category of analysis, but also reflect on the manifestation of gender in their own lives, leading to a range of personal and intellectual discoveries. Although gender is a central component of every subject, the study of gender requires attention to connections between gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, nationality, and other social categories; different subjects shed light on different aspects of such connections.

  • The MIT Women’s League is a vibrant social and service-based organization founded in 1913 to foster connections among the women at MIT. All women who are a part of the MIT community — students, staff, faculty, or their spouses — are welcome to partake in a multitude of annual activities, interest groups, or volunteer offerings that serve to benefit both the membership as well as the greater campus community.

  • The Office of Multicultural Programs advises student organizations on details of event planning, team management, and retreats. OMP supervises the Graduate Assistants for the LCC and BSU, while also serving as the advisor for the LCC ,BSU and all culturally focused student organizations. It also provides educational outreach, training opportunities, and celebratory moments for the MIT community around diversity and inclusion.

Service

  • ATIC provides information and consultation about various assistive technologies for MIT students and staff with disabilities. 

  • The objective of the DSO is to ensure that MIT community members receive equal access to all Institute programs and services.

  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • The MIT Ombuds Office serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. The office helps in resolving and managing conflict and encourages productive ways of communicating. The office advocates for a fair and effective conflict management system and recommends and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

  • Provides services to meet the special needs of MIT international students, and support programs, which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. The Office provides individual advising and group seminars on immigration regulations, and also provides services to students and their dependents by assisting them when they need forms to travel outside the US or need personal counseling/advising in emergencies or unexpected immigration problems.

  • The Office of Multicultural Programs advises student organizations on details of event planning, team management, and retreats. OMP supervises the Graduate Assistants for the LCC and BSU, while also serving as the advisor for the LCC ,BSU and all culturally focused student organizations. It also provides educational outreach, training opportunities, and celebratory moments for the MIT community around diversity and inclusion.

International

  • It's more than learning a language -- we connect people across the Institute for conversation, cultural exchange and friendship. Visit our website to search and contact conversation partners. Join our twice monthly lunches and other social events to connect with other language lovers and enthusiasts at MIT.

  • Provides services to meet the special needs of MIT international students, and support programs, which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. The Office provides individual advising and group seminars on immigration regulations, and also provides services to students and their dependents by assisting them when they need forms to travel outside the US or need personal counseling/advising in emergencies or unexpected immigration problems.