Take Care of
During the Holidays and IAP
The holidays and IAP are good opportunities to pause and think about your own self-care and wellbeing. The resources below are all available during this time.
Take care of your mind
- Student Mental Health and Counseling Services works with students to identify, to understand, to solve problems, and to help transform that understanding into positive action.
- Student Support Services (S3) is a friendly and easily accessible hub of support for undergraduates.
- The Office of Graduate Education offers advice and counsel on personal and academic matters.
- Check out the de-stress events sponsored by MindHandHeart this month.
Take care of your body
- MIT Dining fall meal plans end after dinner on December 20, and all dining halls will close. The IAP meal plan begins with brunch on January 5, 2020. Meals will be served in Maseeh.
- Retail eateries in the Student Center are open except for December 23-26 and December 30-January 2, 2020. Bosworth’s, Forbes Café, and the Koch Café will operate with reduced hours, which will be posted online in the coming days.
- If you don’t have money for food, you can contact S3 (for undergraduates) or Dean Naomi Carton at firstname.lastname@example.org (for grad students). You can also request swipes through SwipeShare to use in the dining halls when they are open.
- The following meals in the W11 Main Dining Room will continue during the holidays and IAP and are open to the MIT community:
- Wednesdays at 6:30pm (except Dec 25 and Jan 1): Lutheran Episcopal Ministry weekly dinner (after 5:15 service in Chapel)
- Mondays at 6pm: Protestant Student Community Spirited Suppers
- Mondays during IAP at 5:30pm: Community Meal, sponsored by ORSEL with MIT Origins Club and Protestant Student Community
- Stay active! Check the DAPER website for their holiday hours.
Take care of your relationships
- SPXCE Intercultural Center, a collaboration of the Office of Multicultural Programs and LBGTQ@MIT, is a place where students can feel at home and be supported in their wholeness.
- Chaplains in the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life are available for confidential counseling, support, and guidance.
- Reach out to the house teams in your residence halls or GRAs in your FSILGs.
Reach out if you need help
- To reach the Dean on Call, call MIT Police (617-253-1212) then ask to speak to the Dean on Call. (Available Monday through Friday, 5 pm–9 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays, and all MIT-observed holidays.)
- For urgent mental health concerns, contact Student Mental Health and Counseling Services (SMH&CS) at 617-253-2916. SMH&CS is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you contact SMH&CS after hours, you will be connected to the Clinician on Call.