Week of May 16, 2022

What you need to know now

Testing and vaccination


  • Events are allowed and welcomed on and off campus.
  • Effective immediately, the use of the Tim Tickets system is optional for all MIT-sponsored events.
  • Food and drinks are once again allowed – and may be provided and consumed – at MIT-sponsored events and meetings, including gatherings held on and off campus.
  • Face coverings are optional for all attendees of indoor events.
May 4, 2022

Students are strongly encouraged to mask indoors through finals. Rapid antigen tests are available. Those who test positive should report it in Covid Pass and begin isolating. Instructors will make alternate plans for students who must isolate.

May 3, 2022

Chair of the Faculty Lily Tsai and Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate and Graduate Education outlined steps faculty and instructors can take in the remaining weeks of the spring semester.

May 2, 2022

Due to an increase in positive tests, all students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors are strongly encouraged to wear high-quality masks indoors between now and the end of finals to help preserve academic continuity for students.

Guiding principles

Protecting health

Best practices for public health will be mandatory for anyone on campus.

Ensuring continuity

Our aim is to help all students continue to make academic progress.

Advancing MIT’s mission

MIT remains dedicated to building a better world through education, research, and innovation.