Housing Security & Operations

Prioritizing the safety and operations of MIT's residential system.

The security and housing operations team within Housing & Residential Services are committed to providing a safe and secure housing environment that also supports resident wellbeing. 

Any security-related questions regarding the residence halls may be directed to housingsecurity@mit.edu.  In the event of an emergency, please contact MIT Police at (617) 253-1212 or dial 100 from any MIT phone.   

Keith Moser

Assistant Director, Second Shift Operations and Security Systems
Email: moserk@mit.edu
Tel. (617) 253-6407
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Keith joined MIT in 2015 and currently serves as Assistant Director of Second Shift Operations and Security Systems.  Within this role, Keith oversees contracted Allied Universal security staff, front desk operations within graduate residence halls, evening Unit-12 operations, and the security systems and access controls within the residence halls.  Keith was awarded the MIT Excellence Award in 2021 for his extraordinary efforts to improve the MIT community.  Outside of MIT, Keith enjoys competing in marathons, and has previously completed two marathons in two days, and has previously run 65 miles in 21 hours.  Keith's immediate family includes his wife, Lori, and their three children.  Keith also enjoys running and playing with the family's two dogs, Hannah and Tracker.

Sean Durst

Assist. Director of Third Shift Operations & Security Systems
Interim Sidney-Pacific House Operations Manager

Email: sdurst@mit.edu 
Tel. (617) 253-4324
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Duarte Vieira

Manager of Evening Operations
Email: duartev@mit.edu
Tel. (617) 719-4102
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Duarte has been with MIT for more than a decade and works within Housing & Residential Services Office (HRS) to help ensure the safety and security of all housing facilities and residents.  Duarte manages responses to operational issues, including medical emergencies, flooding, and residential lockouts. Duarte works collaboratively with teams across the Division of Student Life, the Department of Facilities, MIT Police, and others of other administrative offices. Prior to MIT, Duarte was a Senior Operations Manager for the Harvard Cooperative Society.  Outside of the office, Duarte focuses his time on family and friends, and enjoys boating on Narragansett Bay.

Marc Petit-Frere

Night Supervisor of Evening Operations/NightWatch 3rd Shift
Email: marcp@mit.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Having previously served as an Allied Universal Supervisor within the Institute’s undergraduate residence halls, Marc has deep knowledge of the campus’ housing system and possesses experience working directly with members of the residential community. Marc’s unique background includes serving as an HIV Counselor and he is committed to fostering a positive housing environment that also supports resident wellbeing. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Service from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Al Jones

Operations Manager of Desk Services
Email: aljones@mit.edu
Tel. (617) 253-3191
Pronouns: He/Him/His



Al began the Operations Manager of Desk Services position in April 2022, although he is no stranger to MIT. He formerly worked at the 70 Amherst Street residence hall for many years as a Desk Worker where he had been a crucial part of the day-to-day operations within the residence hall.  Within his current role, Al helps to streamline the Desk Worker program to ensure staffing needs are met across all of the graduate residence halls.