Moving & life in Cambridge

2024 incoming graduate students: While this page provides helpful information on setting up your access to an MIT Kerberos email account to access Canvas, your primary source of Orientation material should be the Canvas module “2024 Grad Student Orientation.”

This website has indexed that material for easy reference.

Moving & finding furniture

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 your Atlas app’s onboarding tile.

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.

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.


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

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.