There are many resources available for the MIT Community and a comprehensive list is available here. The current edition of The Mind and Hand Book is the official guide to MIT’s expectations of all undergraduate and graduate students and also includes a number of useful resources. We have included some specific resources below that graduate students may find especially useful. The Chemistry Education Office is also here to help!
- MIT ALERT is the Institute’s emergency notification program, designed to provide information and advisories via a number of communication channels including Institute voicemail, email, and text message, for the safety and security of the MIT community. All MIT students, faculty, and staff should review their MIT Alert settings on the MIT Alert page (you will need an MIT Certificate).
- Extensive information about emergency preparedness is also available online here.
- Information about emergencies, including closures due to weather, is available online here.
Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
The following Deans are available meet with students:
Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton, contact Patricia Glidden for appointments, 617-253-9464
Assistant Dean Suraiya Baluch, 617-258-0304
MIT Ombuds Office
Room 10-213, 617-253-5921
*The only exceptions to this pledge of confidentiality are situations that present a risk of serious and immediate harm to yourself or others.
ChemREFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress)
Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response (IDHR) Office
Violence Prevention & Response (VPR)
International Students Office (ISO)
Graduate Student Council (GSC)
Student Financial Services
Financial Concerns & Food Insecurity
Paystubs & Payroll Options
iGrad Financial Literacy Portal
Housing & Residential Services
MIT Work-Life Center
LBGTQ@MIT: An Intercultural Resource for Diverse Gender, Romantic, and Sexual Identities
MIT Rainbow Lounge, Walker Memorial Second Floor (50-250)
Office of Multicultural Programs
Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Dean – Office of Multicultural Programs, (
SPXCE Intercultural Center, W31-110, Du Pont Athletic Gymnasium)
SPXCE: Social Justice Programming & Cross-Cultural Engagement
Aside from the staff offices for OMP and LBGTQ@MIT, the SPXCE also offers a social lounge, study space, chalk wall, kitchenette, computer lab, all-gender restroom, a projector and screens, moveable white boards, and information on additional campus and local resources.
The SPXCE is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 8pm and is in Building W31, Suite 110.
*Chaplains who are ordained clergy within their religious traditions are confidential resources for members of the community.
Religious Activity Center, W11, 617-253-7707
GAIN (Graduate Assistance and Information Network)
Health and Wellness
Student Mental Health & Counseling
Building E23 – 3rd Floor, 617-253-2916 (Appointments and Urgent Concerns on Weekdays), 617-253-4481 (Urgent Concerns on Nights and Weekends)
MIT Student Health Insurance
Enrollment Questions: Health Plans Office, E23-308, 617-253-4371, Walk-In/Phone Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coverage Questions: Member Services, E-23, 3rd Floor, 617-253-5979, Phone Hours: M-F, 9:00am – 5:00pm, email@example.com
Graduate Student Dental Plan
Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS)
Academics & Professional Development
MIT Career Advising & Professional Development
Writing and Communication Center (WCC @ MIT)
Chemistry Library Guide
Teaching + Learning Lab
Spouses, Partners, and Families
Spouses & Partners Connect
Childbirth Accommodation and Parental Leave
Child Care & Parenting