Last updated: October 19, 2021

All MIT enrolled students must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have received an exemption from vaccination, in order to work, study, and/or live on campus.

Regardless of vaccination status, new and returning MIT students should get a PCR test from MIT Medical immediately upon arrival and then follow the testing regimen recommended by Covid Pass.

Students who are unvaccinated or have not been completely vaccinated upon arrival on campus:

  • Will test as described above.
  • Should get vaccinated on Day 1 or Day 2 if not exempt. (Students with approved medical or religious exemptions do not need to be vaccinated.)
  • Should act with an abundance of caution and limit indoor activities with others (especially eating) until fully vaccinated.
  • Are encouraged to arrive on campus early, if possible.

MIT Medical has answers to common questions about vaccination and how and when you can get your vaccine. If you have further questions about MIT’s vaccine requirement and would like to speak with someone, please email

MIT community members who travel outside of Massachusetts for more than 24 hours and who reside or work on campus should consult the travel reentry policy for more details on testing and quarantine requirements

If you have questions about campus reentry, or any other Covid-related policies, please email