Resources for Students

For additional support resources and services while we operate remotely, visit our COVID‑19 Support page.

Food Resources

All undergraduate students in emergency on-campus housing have been automatically enrolled in a no-cost meal plan. Meal service will be offered 7 days a week for brunch (10am-2pm) and dinner (4pm-8pm) in the following residences:

  • Maseeh Hall (for undergraduates living in Maseeh, graduate students, heads of house, GRAs, and area directors)
  • Baker House (for undergraduates living in Baker)
  • McCormick (for undergraduates living in McCormick)
Meals will be prepackaged and carry-out only. Dining hall hours are subject to change. Visit the Dining website for up‑to‑date information.

Graduate students in need of food assistance may request meal swipes by emailing Naomi Carton.

TechMart has moved to the Flowers Dining Room in Maseeh Hall. Hours are 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday. Credit cards, debit cards, TechCASH, and cash accepted.

Grocery Shuttles
The Division of Student Life sponsors shuttles to transport MIT students to and from area grocery stores during the academic year and select days during the summer:

  • Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market Shuttle: Wednesdays and Sundays from 11:30am–4:30pm.
  • Costco and Target Shuttle: Sundays from 11:00am–3:05pm.
See additional details and updates.

Financial Resources

Undergraduate Hardship Form
Undergraduate students who face unforeseen financial hardship as a result of COVID‑19 can complete the Undergraduate Hardship Form to request financial support. A team of dedicated staff will review your request and be in touch with you to discuss ways that MIT may be able to assist you financially during this difficult time.

Graduate Student Hardship Form
The Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Fund assists graduate students by providing financial support when they need help with unexpected and unavoidable emergency expenses. Please fill out the Graduate Student Hardship Form if you are experiencing financial hardship related to COVID‑19 and we will do our best to support you during this difficult time.

Technology Support

MIT is committed to helping students with resources to learn remotely. Students can request loaner equipment, including wifi hotspots, by filling out this form on the IS&T website.

If you have any other questions about access to loaner equipment, email ed‑ A staff member will reach out to you to discuss ways that MIT might be able to support you.

For more information about remote learning, visit these resources:

Housing Policies

Students who are currently living in on-campus housing have agreed to the Institute policies outlined in the links below.

Tips for Living On-Campus

Social distancing and living with roommates can be hard but there are some extra precautions you can take. These easy reference guides will take you through some ideas about talking to roommates, common reactions, and resources.

Tips for Having Difficult Conversations with Supervisors

As MIT begins ramping up research operations, we anticipate there will be many difficult conversations around physically returning to campus in light of individual health risks, limited commuting options, and other challenges. You may also be faced with the challenge of raising concerns about colleagues not complying with the safety precautions that MIT has identified. The Ombuds Office has developed a brief tip sheet to help you engage in these conversations in a constructive way.