Spring 2021 Graduate
Student Campus Guide
Getting to know new ways of life on campus
This guide is designed to provide helpful information about what to expect in the coming semester, and it will be updated as planning details are finalized.
Chancellor Barnhart announced the Institute’s plans for the spring term on November 2, 2020. Read the letter to the MIT community here. On November 10, Chancellor Barnhart, Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz, and Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson shared additional perspectives about life on campus in Spring 2021.
One of the great joys of being an MIT community member is the vibrancy of campus life. Given the current pandemic, however, students should know that life at MIT during Spring 2021 will be very different than it was a year ago. Though this is disappointing for all of us, the measures described in this guide are similar to what was in place for Fall 2020 and are intended to protect the health and safety of those who live in and around the MIT community.
Anyone authorized to be in MIT housing (e.g., students, spouses/partners, children, and staff), must follow all MIT policies and instructions related to campus and building access. New access policies may require limiting access to certain buildings via designated entrances and exits, scanning of MIT IDs at designated access points before entry, and signing in and out when reporting to or leaving campus buildings. Where a building has a designated entrance or exit, students must not enter or exit (or allow anyone else to enter or exit) the building through any other entrance or exit. In order to access MIT campus buildings other than your residence hall, you must complete a daily health attestation and scheduled Covid-19 testing as described on the Covid Pass website (certificates required).