Covid-19 Info Center

Graduate Students

International graduate students should also visit the International Students Office website for important updates, information, and guidance in response to Covid-19.

Academics

Research

  • Conducting research remotely:
    • Graduate students who are able to conduct research remotely should make arrangements with their advisors and supervisors to do so.
    • Graduate students will continue to receive stipends regardless of where they work.
  • See all research updates.

Remote learning and teaching

Finances

  • Stipends: Graduate students will continue to receive stipends whether they are working remotely or on campus. Get general information about Institute pay policies in response to Covid-19.
  • Fees for housing, dining, and student life:
  • The Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Fund assists graduate students by providing financial support when they need help with unexpected and unavoidable emergency expenses. Please fill out the Graduate Student Hardship Form if you are experiencing financial hardship related to Covid‑19 and we will do our best to support you during this difficult time.

  • Accessing Resources at MIT (ARM) Coalition

Dining

  • MIT Dining is supporting undergraduate students who received exceptions from moving off-campus as well as graduate students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. Please check the MIT Dining site for updates, as service and hours may change. If you have questions, email foodstuff@mit.edu.
  • House dining: All undergraduates in emergency housing are on a no-cost bridge dining plan. Access to dining for heads of house, GRAs, and area directors is unaffected. Brunch (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) and dinner (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.) will be served seven days a week in Maseeh and Baker dining halls. Service is carry-out only to align with Massachusetts public health requirements.
  • SwipeShare: Undergraduate and graduate students can request meals from the SwipeShare meal donation program.
  • Student Center and retail dining are closed until further notice.
  • TechMart is now located in Maseeh's Flowers Dining Room. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Credit cards, debit cards, TechCASH, and cash accepted.

Housing

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD)

Graduate student support resources