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.



  • Graduate Student Covid-19 Housing Policies 
  • Note: Thanksgiving break will begin on Saturday, November 21, at which time undergraduates living on campus will be expected to depart for the remainder of the semester. However, graduate students living on campus may remain in housing. Classes will resume remotely for all on Monday, November 30, and continue through the last day of classes on Wednesday, December 9. See for full details.

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 December 2, 2020.