Need support while OGE is closed for the winter break?

Resources available to you 24/7, even while MIT is closed for the break

December 22, 2023

The Institute is closed from December 25-January 1, but there are still resources available if you need help! Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the people below.

Searching for social connection or things to do? Take a look at this article for free or affordable ideas, tailored for you as a graduate student.

Dean on Call

If you’re experiencing a crisis, the Dean on Call is available to support students on nights, weekends, and holidays. 

Call: 617-253-1212 *Simply ask to speak with the Dean on Call. If you provide your name and phone number, the Dean on Call will call you back.

Student Mental Health & Counseling Services (SMHCS) Clinician on Call

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, the SMHCS Clinician on Call is available when SMHCS is closed during nights and weekends.

Call: 617-253-2916

Urgent Care at MIT Medical

MIT Medical’s 24-hour helpline provides support to students who need medical care right away. 

Call: 617-253-1311

ULifeline Crisis Text Line

Free 24-hour confidential text line that provides support to students in distress.

Text: “START” to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7, free and confidential support for students in distress and prevention or crisis resources.

Call or Text: 988

MIT Police

MIT Police are available to respond to on-campus emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call: 617-253-1212


Free, 24-hour confidential service (open all week including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but follow-on resources may be limited on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) connecting graduate students and families to resources and referrals for various work-life issues, including legal and financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources and referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

Call: 844-MIT-GAIN (844-648-4246)

Resources for taking care of yourself, too

Tips while waiting for support appointments

Methods to lower stress

Food resources

This information was originally compiled by DoingWell.

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