Moving & life in Cambridge

2022 incoming graduate students: Your primary source of Orientation material should be the Canvas module “2022 Grad Student Orientation,” where new content will be published across seven weeks this summer. You’ll be notified of new updates via email.

This website has indexed that material for easy reference.

Moving & finding furniture

Find advice direct from graduate students in Canvas (coming soon).

Food and groceries

To find grocery stores, on-campus dining, and local favorite spots near MIT, use this interactive food map.

Find information on grocery store shuttles, tips for eating on a budget, and resources for students experiencing food insecurity in the financial wellbeing section of the OGE website.

Getting to and around campus

Learn about options for commuting to and around campus — including links to MIT’s discounted transportation options — in Canvas (coming soon).

Graduate community

Roughly 60 percent of students at MIT are at the graduate level, which means there are plenty of opportunities to engage with one another. Learn more about several of the ways you can connect to the vibrant graduate student community on Canvas (coming soon).

Graduate support

MIT is dedicated to the support and wellness of our diverse graduate student community. Learn more about the many resources available to students on Canvas (coming soon).


The Office of Graduate Education (OGE)’s GradDiversity team seeks to support the success of underrepresented and under-served graduate students at MIT (coming soon).

Graduate families

Do you have children, or are you thinking of growing your family? Visit the pages designed for graduate students with children for information to help you navigate the MIT community and connect to resources and services designed for you.

An introduction to this material is available in Canvas (coming soon).