Staying Well

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

Weekend Activity Ideas From Your Wellbeing Ambassadors

With the upcoming long weekend, we hope you'll take some time to relax and recharge. Here are some fun activities in Boston/Cambridge suggested by your Wellbeing Ambassadors:

  • Take a long stroll around campus.
    How many times can you spot Tim the Beaver?
  • Grab a cone at Toscanini's, a campus favorite.
    What's the new flavor?
  • Cross over the Charles into Boston using the Mass Ave Bridge.
    How many smoots do you count?
  • Run or walk to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston St.
    Can you find what year the marathon began?
  • Have a picnic on the Boston Common.
    What makes this public park so special?
  • Visit the famous Acorn Street just across Longfellow Bridge!
    What is unique about this street in Beacon Hill?
  • Walk the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail commemorating the Revolutionary War.
    How many official historical landmarks can you find?
  • Bike to the Boston University Bridge on the Charles River bike path.
    This bridge is the only place in the world known for what phenomenon?

MIT events

It's OK not to be OK / Apr 20, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:00PM
Join Zan Barry from Community Wellness at MIT Medical and Sherri Crowley from Student Mental Health & Counseling Services for a workshop on coping with the lost opportunities and routines in the pandemic year. Register for this workshop.

Wellbeing is core to the MIT educational experience and can be broadly categorized into four pillars: mind, body, relationships, and purpose. The resources below are provided to help you maintain a healthy physical and mental lifestyle that includes staying connected with others and finding a sense of purpose.

Looking for more tips on how to stay well? Follow the @MITsupport and @MITgradstudents on Instagram for tips and resources shared by the UA Support and Wellness committee and MIT Grad Link!


Taking care of your mind is critical to managing your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and also allows you to reason, innovate, practice self-compassion, empathize, and develop insight.


Caring for your body is foundational to wellbeing and includes getting good sleep, physical exercise, and eating well. Wellbeing for your body is not tied to physical ability or size.


Healthy relationships and meaningful connections help create thriving communities where everyone feels valued and respected.


A sense of purpose helps you make sense of your experience in the world, discover what is meaningful to you, and figure out who you want to become.