Commonly Used Resources

The resources on this page have been updated for Spring 2021.

Food Resources


All undergraduate students living on campus must enroll in a 14-meal-per-week meal plan. This plan provides residents with the flexibility to access any 14 meals per week during their desired meal service times. Meals will be served using a hybrid service approach with an emphasis on take-out meals. Full details, including hours and safety guidelines, are available on the MIT Dining website.

Graduate students in need of food assistance may request meal swipes by emailing Naomi Carton.


TechMart reopens on March 1, 2021 in the Coffeehouse Lounge (W20, 3rd floor).

  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Credit cards, debit cards, TechCASH, and cash accepted

Grocery Shuttles

The Division of Student Life sponsors shuttles to transport MIT students to and from area grocery stores during the academic year:

  • Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market Shuttle: Wednesdays and Sundays from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Costco and Target Shuttle: Sundays from 11:00 AM – 3:05 PM.

For additional details, including route maps and schedules, visit the MIT Dining website.

Financial Resources

Undergraduate Emergency Support Fund

Undergraduate students who face unforeseen financial hardship can complete the Undergraduate Emergency Support Fund Request Form to request financial support. A team of dedicated staff will review your request and be in touch with you to discuss ways that MIT may be able to assist you financially.

Graduate Student Hardship Form

The Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Fund assists graduate students by providing financial support when they need help with unexpected and unavoidable emergency expenses. Please fill out the Graduate Student Hardship Form if you are experiencing financial hardship related to COVID‑19 and we will do our best to support you during this difficult time.

Disability Accommodations

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 Disability and Access Services.

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.