Launchpad Vendors

CommonWealth Kitchen Launchpad Prepares for Takeoff in Student Center

August 18, 2021

New eateries join familiar options in W20 and house dining reopens with new culinary team members and Covid-prevention protocols.

Undergraduate, Dining, Graduate

Ellie Feng (left and Ashley Ke (right) pictured with blue sign that reads dorm olympics tud og war jumprope.

Having a Field Day

June 28, 2021

Relay races, bean-bag tosses, tug of war, and ring tosses galore, reminiscent of field days that mark the school year coming to an end and to show some class pride.

Undergraduate, Student Groups

MIT Syncopasian AAPI advocacy music video screenshot

A cappella for a cause

June 01, 2021

In recognition of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage month -- a period dedicated to the celebration and acknowledgement of the enduring contributions and influence of Asians and Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

Student Groups, Music

New Associate and Interim Heads of House

Simmons, Maseeh, and Warehouse Welcome New House Team Members

May 26, 2021

Faculty living in residence halls with students is a longstanding tradition of the MIT housing system, and heads of house become central figures in their community’s lives as mentors and supporters.

Undergraduate, Housing, Graduate

The _finite walking paths concept

COVID Hacks in action

April 27, 2021

In January, when MIT’s campus was snowy and students were engaged in their Independent Activities Period, the Undergraduate Association (UA) announced a team-up with MIT leaders to source ideas on making the upcoming spring semester more enjoyable despite the pandemic.

Undergraduate, Student Activities, Student Groups

Kresge Oval at night with 3795 battery-operated candles displayed on the grass saying Stop Asian Hate

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

April 09, 2021

On Saturday, April 3, members of the community -- students, staff, faculty, and affiliates -- with COVIDPass eligibility were invited to reflect, mourn, and show their solidarity with the MIT Asian American and Pacific Islande

Diversity, Inclusion

Sidney Pacific community members in Zoom room together hold cards they designed and wrote to a loved one.

Reinventing the Graduate Student Community During a Pandemic

March 25, 2021

Nearly a year since the pandemic upended the day-to-day lives of the community and in-person instruction turned into virtual Zoom classes, students have gone above and beyond to create and nurture connections with one another

Wellness and Support, Housing, Graduate

Central Square, Cambridge

MIT Housing System and Division of Student Life Team Up to Support Local Eateries

March 17, 2021

Program defrays the cost of ordering from local restaurants for COVID-safe residence gatherings.

Undergraduate, Housing, Dean for Student Life, Dining, Graduate

First Year Leadership Experience logo

Empowering First-Year Students with the First-Year Leadership Experience

January 21, 2021

This year has been full of twists, turns, and pivots from all members in the MIT community in the face of the ongoing pandemic.

First Year Students, Leadership