REMINDER: Community Compliance & Resident Access Information

September 14, 2020

Dear resident,

We are writing to remind you that beginning TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 15, all on-campus residents who are not in compliance with testing and/or daily health attestations will be restricted from all campus buildings, including residence halls and W20 for meal pick-ups. A notification through COVID Pass will inform non-complying residents of the restriction. Residents will be able to enter the lobby of their residence hall, but will not be permitted to go further into the residence until they are in compliance. If you are restricted from your residence hall after hours or on a weekend because of a missed testing requirement, you will be given temporary access to your residence hall room/apartment, but you will need to test in the morning of the next available testing date. 

If you have not signed the Student and Resident Campus Agreement in COVID Pass or completed the online training, COVID-19 Training: MIT Campus Residents, you will also be restricted from campus buildings, including residence halls,until you do so.

Current hours and testing locations are posted in the COVID Pass app and at In addition to MIT Medical, a new testing site has opened today at the Johnson Arena in the Z-Center.  If you have any questions about COVID Pass, or need some help navigating the system, please contact  

As you know, complying with MIT’s public health policies will ensure that you maintain access to your residence hall, W20, and all other campus buildings. More importantly, however, compliance means that you will be fulfilling your responsibility to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading across our campus and the broader Cambridge community. We are here to help you meet this responsibility. The DSL staff serving on the Response Team are at the ready during the day and after hours to support all residents, and they will be able to assist residents who are having difficulty accessing COVID Pass. The Response Team may be reached at or (617) 201-1821. 

Thank you for taking these important steps to keep you, other residents, and members of the MIT and surrounding communities safe. 


Senior Associate Dean
Residential Education

Senior Associate Dean
Housing & Residential Services