Covid-19 Updates & resources

In response to the novel coronavirus, the Office of Graduate Education is open via remote access only from 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday. We welcome contact by:

Phone: (617) 253-4860

Please find a wealth of important current information at MIT Now. Confused about something? Just ask.



Accessing campus buildings

Medical/Health insurance


Academic policies/Grading

Financial matters

General resources

OGE Procedural adjustments

  • General Petitions may be scanned or photographed and submitted to Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton via email at
  • Find special instructions for electronic thesis submission.
  • Thesis hold request forms should be signed by the student, then scanned or photographed and submitted to with a cc: to the thesis supervisor for follow up approval, if an electronic signature cannot be obtained.
  • Other updates to graduate procedures to allow flexibility in response to Covid-19 related needs will be posted here.
  • Medical Leave of Absence information is available from

Other adjustments for graduate students

  • Campus parking. Students with an MIT ID are allowed to use all gated and non-gated lots free of charge.


Last updated on February 19, 2021.