This page provides information for those living and working on campus, including health and safety protocols, what’s open on campus, and essential services.
The following protocols remain in place to keep the risk of infection on our campus low. Here, you’ll find guidelines related to what will be expected of you as a member of our community, and you can also learn what MIT is doing to safeguard overall community health.
Staff, faculty, students, and visitors accessing the MIT Cambridge campus need to complete the required steps outlined in the MIT Covid Pass access management system, which may include a Covid-19 test at MIT Medical and daily health attestations. Learn more about Campus Access.
You are required to wear a face covering indoors on campus except when eating or drinking, when alone in a fully enclosed space, or when with podmates or in gatherings of fully vaccinated groups within residential buildings. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Face coverings are no longer required outdoors, in accordance with current CDC guidance and City of Cambridge protocols.
Read the MIT PPE policy statement for full details, including exceptions.
MIT has lifted all Covid-era restrictions on social distancing, except when eating indoors.
Everyone returning to campus and using campus facilities is required to be tested for Covid-19 before entering campus buildings. The testing requirement for community members who live on campus or access campus buildings more than three days a week has been reduced from twice a week to once a week. See the Covid Apps site for the latest information on testing times at MIT Medical.
Learn more about Health & Testing.
Since Covid-19 is still a health concern, MIT continues to recommend, per CDC guidance, that members of the community wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer.
All high-touch surfaces (handrails, elevator buttons, door handles, etc.) in all common areas on campus (main corridors, main lobbies, elevators, restrooms) are cleaned and disinfected daily, Monday through Friday. High-touch surfaces in instructional spaces and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected twice daily, Monday through Friday. Additional cleaning is conducted in the Stata student street and the Infinite Corridor throughout the day, Monday through Friday.
- All students, faculty, and staff living and/or working on campus receive routine testing for Covid-19. If an individual tests positive for Covid-19, MIT Medical conducts contact tracing and will notify both EHS and the Custodial Services team (via Marty O’Brien, senior manager of Campus Services) of any spaces on campus that might require additional cleaning. Per CDC guidance, disinfection of a space is only necessary if the individual who is sick and/or tested positive has been in that space within the previous 24 hours. In most cases, the regular cleaning of spaces has already occurred and no additional cleaning is required.
- The Office of the Associate Provost has been in communication with landlords and property managers of leased buildings occupied by MIT staff and confirms that they are maintaining health and safety protocols that are consistent with MIT’s current protocols.
MIT provides hand sanitizer and/or cleaning wipes at some locations across campus. DLCs are responsible for obtaining sanitizer and cleaning supplies for their own areas. If a wipe station in any of the central MIT locations is empty, please contact Facilities Customer Service Center to report the location at 617-253-4948. or submit a service request via Atlas.
Currently, the MIT shuttle vehicles receive a full interior cleaning by an outside company once a week. In addition, shuttle drivers clean high-touch surfaces at every shift change.
The Atlas Service Center has expanded in-person services for community members and now welcomes walk-in visitors. MIT faculty, staff, students, and affiliates can receive guidance and complete activities by phone, via email, and in person at the Center. Visit the Atlas Service Center website for details about in-person services that require appointments. Parking & Transportation staff are currently available via the online, email, and phone contacts provided on the Commuter Connections pages. For additional information, please contact the Atlas Service Center at 617-353-3000 or at email@example.com.
Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) reopens on Tuesday, September 7. The office will be physically open 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and most staff will be virtually accessible 8 a.m.–5 p.m. In-person, phone, and video appointments are available, and a range of virtual programs will continue to be offered. Visit the CAPD site for more information about our services and access to all of our resources.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center galleries are open to members of the MIT community who are in the Covid Pass system. Museum hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12–6 p.m. Advance reservations are no longer required. Public art tours are open to the general public and will occur every Friday at noon throughout the summer. Reservations can be made for public art tours. The List Visual Arts Center is always free.
MITAC offers discounted tickets for the MIT community to local arts and culture, movies and museums, sporting events, seasonal activities, and family events.The MITAC ticket office in the Stata Center lobby is open Tuesday-Friday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m. The Lincoln Laboratory ticket office remains temporarily closed. All tickets may also be purchased online at MITAC’s website, and free shipping to your home address is available.
The MIT Federal Credit Union branch at 700 Tech Square is open during regular hours for ATM/VTM usage and by appointment Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Due to Covid-19, MIT Medical has suspended the Urgent Care and Student Mental Health & Counseling Services walk-in system. A “call-first” model has been implemented for Urgent Care (patients must call ahead to schedule a time to be seen). Student Mental Health & Counseling Services are available by telehealth appointments only.
If you have general questions about these changes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about an existing appointment or would like to be seen, call MIT Medical at 617-253-4481.
To reach the MIT Police, dial 100 from any campus phone or call 617-253-1212 from a cell phone or off-campus phone (24 hours a day).
All four TCC locations are open. Please review the TCC re-opening FAQ for more information.
Effective July 1, a parking account is required to access parking areas on campus. Parkers should sign up for (or confirm) a parking account to ensure uninterrupted access to campus lots and garages. Learn more on the commuter site.
The MBTA’s commuter train, subway, bus, and ferry services continue to ramp up as the Commonwealth reopens, and many of them are now running on near-normal schedules. Visit the MBTA site for details.
Commuter rail and LinkPasses
Through the month of June, passes that are usually picked up at the Atlas Service Center in E17 or distributed via interoffice mail will be mailed to home addresses or distributed via house managers. In-person distribution of MBTA passes will resume with August passes (distributed on the last three days of July and the first business day of August).
For details and cancellation procedures, visit the Public Transit page on the commuter site.
Several of the campus shuttle services continue to run on reduced schedules or have been suspended. For details and updated shuttle schedules, visit the shuttles page on the commuter site and view real-time information on the MIT mobile app.