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Week of January 24, 2022
What you need to know now
Testing and vaccination
- Testing and accessing campus as the new semester begins.
- What to do if you have Covid-19 symptoms, test positive, or are a close contact.
- See the changes to MIT’s contact tracing and notification systems.
- MIT Medical posts the latest testing data daily on the Covid Testing Dashboard.
Events and visitors
- See the updated policies on campus access and visitors and events.
- MIT will invite all graduating students and their guests to celebrate Commencement in person on Killian Court, on May 27, 2022.
- Get information about Tim Tickets, MIT’s visitor pass system.
- Tim Ticket users who are eligible for a booster vaccination must attest to having received the booster shot, effective January 14, 2022.
- See the FAQ on guidance for event planners and organizers.
- See MIT’s policy updates on eating indoors, events, face coverings, K-12 students and programs, and travel.
- For benefits-eligible Cambridge employees, MIT has extended increased commuter program subsidies through March 2022.
- Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
Report positive Covid-19 test results received outside of MIT’s testing system. Test when Covid Pass says you are due to test; test the first day you are on campus if you do not have a testing kit on hand.
The new semester is expected to begin with in-person learning, and most employees are expected to return to their fall semester work arrangements on January 31.
See the guidance for reporting symptoms, testing positive, and being a close contact of a positive individual.
Until further notice, food and drink may not be consumed at any MIT-sponsored events, whether held on or off campus. Grab-and-go style food options also remain paused until further notice.
MIT continues to require masking indoors and strongly recommends the use of high-quality masks, which are available at testing drop-off sites and in residence halls.
In-person programs for K-12 students and minors operated by MIT departments, labs, and centers; MIT students and student organizations; and third-party sponsors are permitted on and off campus
Protecting healthBest practices for public health will be mandatory for anyone on campus.
Ensuring continuityOur aim is to help all students continue to make academic progress.
Advancing MIT’s missionMIT remains dedicated to building a better world through education, research, and innovation.