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 Institute Community and Equity Office and MindHandHeart have compiled a list of MIT support offices and their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Focused on health and wellbeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion, finances, and academics, these offices are working hard to keep MIT services and programs going in our new virtual landscape.
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:
- Associate Dean Suraiya Baluch
- Assistant Dean Cathleen Collins
- Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton
To schedule appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 253-4860.
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) [Temporarily Closed, Information about online programs and services is available here.
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. [Temporarily Closed]
*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
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, walk-in service for Urgent Care has been suspended. All patients must call first to be seen. (617-253-1311, 24-hour assistance at 617-253-4481).
Currently Primary Care Service is available for telehealth visits and certain in-person visits, including same-day visits and chronic disease follow-ups by appointment only (617-258-9355).
Building E23, 617-253-4481
Student Mental Health & Counseling
For Fall 2020, MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health and Counseling Services will be available for same-day telephonic visits only. Future telemedicine visits are planned. Let’s Chat hotline: 617-253-2916. General: 617-253-2916 (days), 617-253-4481 (nights and weekends).
MIT Student Health Insurance
Enrollment Questions: Health Plans Office, E23-308, 617-253-4371, Phone Hours: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm, email@example.com
Coverage Questions: Member Services, E-23, 3rd Floor, 617-253-5979, Phone Hours: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm, firstname.lastname@example.org
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