Commonly Used Resources
Leaves & Returns
There are many reasons why a student might want or need to take time away from MIT. These may include personal or medical issues interfering with academics; opportunities for professional experience, such as an internship; family or community commitments; or the desire to just take a break.
- Undergraduate students can make arrangements to leave and apply for return through Student Support Services.
- Graduate students interested in taking a leave should review Graduate Policies & Procedures and consult with their departments and the Office of Graduate Education. To apply for return, they should contact their department and the MIT Admissions Office.
MIT is committed to providing students with access to enough food to sustain an active, healthy life. Students who experience trouble accessing or affording food can request meal swipes to access the MIT Dining Halls.
- Undergraduate students who would like to request meal swipes should talk to a dean in Student Support Services or complete a Meal Request Form.
- Graduate students should email Graduate Residential Life.
Emergency Support Fund
Resources are available to help students cover unforeseen, essential expenses, such as winter clothing or an emergency trip home.
- Undergraduate students should submit an Emergency Support Fund Request and discuss their request with their S3 dean.
- Graduate students should email GradSupport.
MIT is committed to providing equitable access to its programs and services through the use of auxiliary aids and services for students with documented disabilities. Students interested in requesting accommodations should contact Student Disability Services.