This page includes a chronological list of Covid-19 updates sent to the MIT community. See the Policies page for policy-specific information.

Spring semester 2021


February 21, 2021
Q-Week extended until at least 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23


February 17, 2021
Next step in state’s vaccination rollout plan starts Feb. 18


February 11, 2021
Spring 2021 sports canceled


February 4, 2021
Commencement and Reunions to be held online


January 29, 2021
Office and meeting space limits extended


January 28, 2021
An encouraging development about Covid vaccinations


January 28, 2021
Updated: “Touchdown spaces” now available on campus


January 22, 2021
Spring semester to proceed as planned


January 21, 2021
Spring information session for undergraduate students and families


January 15, 2021
Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart’s letter to students about Covid-19 testing expansion and spring contingency planning


January 6, 2021
Update on Covid-19 vaccines at MIT


January 3, 2021
Testing and quarantine protocols for returning to campus after winter break


December 18, 2020
Off-campus senior lab and classroom access approval process


December 17, 2020
Covid-19 vaccine update


December 17, 2020
Information about winter break and return to campus


December 14, 2020
Free parking extended through March 31; registration required before February 1


December 14, 2020
Further decisions about the spring


November 30, 2020
Looking ahead to 2021


November 17, 2020
Guidance on UROP participation


November 16, 2020
IAP 2021 grading policies


November 11, 2020
Important details about life on campus this spring


November 2, 2020
Current plans for the spring semester


October 26, 2020
Academic calendar for IAP and spring semester 2021


Summer and fall semester 2020

December 21, 2020
Pay policies for winter break (Touchstone login required)


December 14, 2020
Covid-19 testing hours during the winter break


December 1, 2020
Research proposal submissions: Revised deadlines and guidance


November 23, 2020
Special holiday testing hours, campus return protocols, and information for residents


November 18, 2020
Register your travel and remain vigilant


November 10, 2020
Uptick in Covid-19 cases: How to change the trajectory


November 9, 2020
Updated hours at the Covid-19 testing locations


November 5, 2020
First-year MBA on-campus activity suspended


November 1, 2020
MIT Reboot runs from November 2-11


October 29, 2020
Guidance around holiday gatherings and travel


October 20, 2020
Lessons learned as the MIT community manages Covid-19


October 14, 2020
Student flu shots – urgent reminder


October 13, 2020
Guidance to move the Research Ramp-up to Phase 3


October 1, 2020
Pilot program: Wastewater-based approaches to measuring Covid-19


September 30, 2020
MIT Medical provider tests positive for Covid-19


September 25, 2020
Information about MIT Medical flu clinics


September 18, 2020
Letter to the MIT Sloan community from Dean Schmittlein


September 14, 2020
Johnson Athletics Covid-19 testing facility now open


September 11, 2020
Guidance to restart direct person-to-person human subject research


September 9, 2020
Commitment to safety post-Quarantine Week


September 1, 2020
Focus for fall


September 1, 2020
MIT Medical testing update on undergraduate move-in weekend


August 31, 2020
Planning for a safe and successful fall


August 31, 2020
Teaching and learning tools, resources, and updates for fall


August 27, 2020
Trust in seniors returning to campus


August 27, 2020
Gratitude to MIT’s extraordinary staff


August 26, 2020
Welcoming graduate students to MIT


August 24, 2020
Join us: President’s welcome convocation for undergraduates


August 21, 2020
A thoughtfully remote semester


August 21, 2020
Update on library services


August 20, 2020
Results from the first week of Covid-19 testing ramp-up


August 19, 2020
Responsibilities and expectations for students living on and off campus this fall


August 18, 2020
Getting set for September, together


August 18, 2020
Research Ramp-Up Thunder Committee office space guidance


August 13, 2020
Next steps on Covid-19 testing


August 12, 2020
MIT enters Phase 2 of its reopening


August 11, 2020
Phase 3 for Massachusetts, a new stage for MIT


August 5, 2020
Guidance regarding international travel with MIT data and materials


July 24, 2020
Ordering from the MIT Covid-19 Store for return to campus