International graduate students should also visit the International Students Office website for important updates, information, and guidance in response to Covid-19.
- Subject and student surveys for Spring 2020: Details about the plan for obtaining student feedback on remote teaching and learning this semester.
- Availability of IS&T’s 24x7 IT support for students completing final exams
- Upcoming Town Halls and help MIT “Solve for Fall”
- Update from the Academic Policies and Regulations Team: Pre-registration, summer grading, summer UROP, surveys of students and subjects, and scenarios for the fall.
- Update on pre-registration
- Summer student options & travel: Update on MIT-sponsored student travel and summer programs.
- Follow-up to emergency academic regulations: Additional guidance re alternate grades
- Registrar’s Office academic continuity FAQ: Revised academic calendar and information for students and instructors related to online classes.
- Emergency academic regulations: Message from Faculty Chair Rick L. Danheiser on changes to MIT’s academic policies. A more detailed version is also available.
- Safe, gradual return to campus for graduate students: Updates on research, access to campus spaces, and graduate student housing.
- 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
- Statement regarding acceptable online conduct
- Update for grad students: Welcome to remote learning at MIT: Overview of resources and advice as MIT transitions to online instruction.
- Remote Learning website: Best practices for students to help them make the transition to online learning.
- MIT wants to ensure all students can continue their academic programs while away from campus. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request any necessary resources. WiFi hotspots and other computing equipment are available to all students free of charge. Submit requests for hotspots on the loaner equipment request form.
- Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has a range of IT resources available to support learning and working remotely.
- The Teach Remote website provides resources, tools, and support for online teaching.
- AY2021 stipend levels, health insurance rates, and additional support
- 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:
- For students leaving on-campus or FSILG housing by March 31, MIT will refund fees for housing, dining, and student life fees on a pro-rated basis. More information is available on the Spring 2020 financial aid FAQ for students.
Additional financial resources are available for students relocating off campus, including grants and travel change
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
- As a reminder, graduate students are not required to move off campus; however, they are strongly encouraged to seek alternate housing to a less dense living arrangement where they can practice physical distancing. More information is available on the Graduate Residence Covid-19 Response website.
- Those who must stay in MIT housing must abide by even more stringent physical distancing practices as described in updated emergency graduate student housing policies intended to help limit the risk of spreading the virus.
- More information can be found on the Graduate housing FAQ.
- Students who leave on-campus housing and turn in their keys will no longer be billed for their housing and will receive a one-time pro-rated refund based on the date of departure from campus. Please see this flowchart for more details, and see additional information about graduate moving and storage options.
- Housing & Residential Services (HRS) is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and via phone at (617) 253-2811 to assist residents with addressing any housing-related questions or concerns.
- Additional financial resources are available for students relocating off campus, including grants and travel change reimbursements.
Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD)
- CAPD is available to meet remotely or by phone and is offering virtual programs all semester, including the Virtual Career Fair.
Graduate student support resources
- Students living in residence halls: MIT’s essential staff, including campus security, will remain within each residence hall.
- For all graduate students:
- Update on virtual support resources: While many offices and services are operating remotely, MIT is committed to continuing to support students:
- Web-based student support group: Managing stress around Covid-19
- Visit the Student Support and Wellbeing page for additional information and resources.