Last updated: September 8, 2021


All MIT faculty, staff, and 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. [If you have not done so already, please share your current vaccine status now.]

The vaccination requirement also applies to partners, spouses, and family members (those eligible and old enough for vaccination) living in MIT residences or FSILGs; certain contractors and others regularly working on campus; and other individuals who regularly access MIT facilities in Cambridge, such as DAPER. For staff represented by a union, MIT’s labor relations team will continue discussions with union leadership about this requirement.


Exemptions to this requirement may be granted to faculty, staff, or students for medical or religious reasons, or to staff who are approved to work remotely full-timetemporary exemptions may be granted to international students who are unable to access an FDA- or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine before the deadline or arriving on campus.

MIT will accept all vaccines that have received either Emergency Use Authorization or final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, as well as those vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization. Proof of vaccination must be submitted using Covid Vaccine in the Atlas mobile app or at Covid Vaccine. Access to this information will be limited, as provided in the Covid Pass privacy statement, and will be used to monitor the level of vaccination in our community and take measures to mitigate or respond to any outbreaks.


Effective June 7, 2021, Covid-19 vaccination is required for community members seeking to participate in MIT-sponsored international or domestic travel, unless the traveler has an approved medical or religious exemption. MIT employees who have been granted a remote work exemption from the vaccination requirement are not eligible for MIT-related travel.


In order to access MIT’s campus and MIT-sponsored events via the Tim Tickets system (MIT’s new visitor pass system), invited visitors and event attendees must attest to being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or having a religious belief or medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine. (Note that Tim Tickets functionality for events will be available later in September.)

All other campus visitors and attendees of MIT-sponsored events are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless they have a religious or medical exemption.


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