Week of January 25, 2021

What you need to know now

Spring semester to proceed as planned

Protocols for returning to campus

Stay vigilant!

MIT face covering policy

  • You must wear a face covering at all times when in outdoor public places, including sidewalks, streets, parks, and any other outdoor area that is open to the general public.
  • If you are indoors, wear your face covering in all public places, such as lobbies, hallways, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms.
  • Refer to MIT’s face covering policy for additional guidance on wearing a face covering.

The basics

  • Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
January 22, 2021

Undergraduate move-in is scheduled for February 13–15, and in-person instruction for undergraduate and graduate students will begin on March 1.

January 21, 2021

MIT to host a virtual information session with Institute and student leaders on Wednesday, January 27 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. ET

January 15, 2021

Read Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart’s letter to students about Covid-19 testing expansion and spring contingency planning.


January 21, 2021

Regulations and recommendations developed by the Academic Policy and Regulations Team.

December 14, 2020

MIT now requires close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 to quarantine for at least 10 days.

December 10, 2020

Additional details on the grading system for the spring semester.

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.