Academics

1. Office of the First-Year

  • Populations Served: Incoming freshmen, Undergraduate Students
  • Resources: Events have moved to Zoom, more information will become available May 1st regarding CPW (now CP*).

2. Registrar’s Office

3. Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD)

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Recent Alumni
  • Office Response: Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) is operating as a virtual office and offering all services online. Students, Recent Alumni, and Postdocs are encouraged to schedule a phone or video appointment through CareerBridge powered by Handshake.  Staff can be reached by calling 617-715-5329 or emailing capd@mit.edu.
  • Office Resources: CAPD has organized FAQs for students, postdocs, recent alumni, and employers that will continue to evolve during this uncertain time period. CAPD staff can provide assistance if summer experience plans change. Here are a few tips  to identify new opportunities and CAPD staff are always available for remote appointments to discuss and brainstorm additional opportunities. Every Monday in April, there will be virtual career support groups for graduate students at 3:30pm and for undergraduates at 5pm. 

4. The Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship

5. The Office of Experiential Learning

6. Global MIT Initiatives

7. IS&T

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Affiliates, and Visitors
  • Office Response: To mitigate the impacts of Covid-19, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is providing a range of IT resources to the community, both to ensure continuity of the Institute’s mission and to best support community members as they engage in their MIT activities remotely. IS&T is also taking action in line with the latest Institute guidance to ensure the continuity of IS&T’s operating activities in support of the MIT community. As the Covid-19 situation evolves, we will adapt our plans and service delivery accordingly.
    Note: On-site walk-in and repair service will be unavailable during this public health emergency.
    Faculty and course instructors who need help facilitating remote classes can send mail to teachremote@mit.edu or call 617-324-3578 (617-32-HELP-U).
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8. MIT Libraries

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Affiliates, and Visitors
  • Office Response: MIT Libraries is finding ways to meet the ongoing research, teaching, learning, and informational needs of the MIT community. At the same time, the Libraries continue to consider ways to contribute to connectedness and wellness, particularly with regards to our students who are unexpectedly far from campus. They will be offering online workshops and other events and have arranged temporary access to a large body of digital material for the MIT community.
  • Office Resources: All the MIT Libraries’ services and resources during this period are described on the MIT Libraries’ website

9. MIT Innovation Initiative

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, and Faculty
  • Office Response: As with all other MIT departments, labs, and centers, the MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii) has moved all our operations virtual. MITii  maintains regular communications with our stakeholders (local and international) via zoom.
  • Office Resources: MITii launched the Covid-19 Rapid Innovation Dashboard which gives details and contact information for MIT activities in response to the pandemic. As of early April, the dashboard features ~70 efforts, including MIT projects, MIT startups, MIT research projects, global projects, and funding opportunities.

10. Open Learning Office

11. PKG Center for Public Service

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
  • Office Response: The PKG team remains committed to supporting students .To align with guidance from Institute leadership, the PKG Center is making adjustments with several spring and summer programs. If a PKG program you have enrolled in experiences changes, your program managers will reach out to you directly.
  • Office Resources: All program updates includings virtual office hours and webinars are found on their website

12. Teaching and Learning Lab

  • Populations Served: Staff, Faculty, and Teaching Assistants
  • Office Response: Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL) staff are still available to consult with teaching assistants, lecturers, and faculty. We will continue to hold workshops and seminars. Some workshop topics and seminar speakers have changed. All program information is available on our website and will be continued to be distributed through our monthly newsletter.
  • Office Resources: TLL, along with partners in Open Learning, has assembled resources for faculty and lecturers on how to teach remotely, how to engage students in synchronous Zoom classrooms, and how to rethink their assessment strategies. We have also put together resources for TAs on how to engage students in remote problem solving, how to facilitate remote office hours, and how to communicate with their faculty and students to maintain a sense of community.

13. Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Period (UPOP)

  • Population Served: Undergraduate Students, primarily sophomores enrolled in UPOP
  • Office Response: UPOP has moved their in-person 1:1 advising for students virtual.  They are coordinating closely with employers to see how their summer internship offerings may be changed, and are changing their professional development workshops to be virtual, and considering other changes (ex. recording workshops and hosting workshops at different hours for our students who are no longer on the east coast). 
  • Office Resources: UPOP staff hope to offer UPOP students increased access to UPOP mentors this spring, which is beyond their typical activity, by partnering with the Alumni Association to use the Advisor's Hub to offer increased advising as needed (through mentors or staff) to meet students needs if their summer internship/experiences have been altered due to Covid-19. They also hope to offer a new workshop on working remotely for UPOP students to prepare them for a new environment at MIT today and in their summer experiences/internships.

14. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate students
  • Office Response: The Institute's response to Covid-19 requires adjustments to spring term UROPs. All in-person UROPs must end on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This includes UROPs taking place in on-campus labs, at the Whitehead Institute, Broad Institute, Lincoln Lab, area hospitals, other IMES/HST/Harvard facilities, or other research settings and collaborative spaces. Only remote or virtual UROP projects that are mutually agreed upon by faculty and their UROP students may continue for the duration of the spring term (through May 31, 2020). No on-campus/in-person UROP is allowed for the duration of the spring term. To better understand student and faculty plans and ensure that payroll and credit is appropriately processed, please complete this form by March 31 [below] to let us know whether you plan to continue your UROP remotely or will be ending your participation. We have also developed a set of Covid-19 UROP FAQs to help answer student and faculty questions.
  • Office Resources: Spring UROP Status Update Form
    • The Institute's response to Covid-19 requires adjustments to spring term UROPs. All in-person UROPs must end on March 15, 2020. This includes UROPs taking place in on-campus labs, at the Whitehead Institute, Broad Institute, Lincoln Lab, area hospitals, other IMES/HST/Harvard facilities, or other research settings and collaborative spaces. Only remote or virtual UROP projects that are mutually agreed upon by faculty and their UROP students may continue for the duration of the spring term (through May 31, 2020).
      These policy changes apply equally to all MIT, exchange, and Wellesley College students regardless of their living situations. Students with special permission to remain in campus housing and those staying locally may only UROP remotely/virtually. No on-campus/in-person UROP is allowed for the duration of the spring term.
      To better understand student and faculty plans and ensure that payroll and credit is appropriately processed, please complete this form no later than Tuesday, March 31 to let us know whether you plan to continue your UROP remotely or will be ending your participation.
      Thank you for helping us ensure the health and safety of all within the MIT and UROP community.

15. Writing and Communications Center

  • Populations Served:  MIT undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, faculty, lecturers, staff members, spouses, alums, visiting scientists and scholars.
  • Office Response: As part of MIT’s larger plans around Covid-19, the Writing and Communication Center meetings are only held remotely. When you make an appointment, you’ll receive information about the procedure. Please note that in this emergency situation, we cannot schedule appointments with alumni or spouses/partners. The Writing and Communication Center looks forward to working with you through this challenging period.

16. The Office of Experiential Learning (PKG, D-Lab, Edgerton Center, UROP)

17. MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, and Faculty
  • Office Response: MISTI program managers are monitoring the situation in their specific country and suspending programs on a region-by-region basis. Impacted students are being notified directly. MISTI will only send students abroad in compliance with MIT policy. Updates here: https://misti.mit.edu/covid19
  • Office Resources: To support students through the current uncertainty, a new team has been created that will focus on coordinating and planning for non-academic or co-curricular summer opportunities, including internships, UROP, MISTI, PKG, etc. The charge/mission of this team will be: (1) To support MIT students with clear and helpful advice, communication, and programming; (2) To coordinate Institute initiatives, communications, and decision-making; and (3) To make careful assessments and timely decisions about the status of MIT summer opportunities in light of the latest developments and evolving Institute and governmental responses.

18. The Student Activities Office (SAO) 

  • Population Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
  • Office Response: In light of President Reif’s email as well as MIT’s Covid-19 guidelines about events, please see below for additional information and guidance we have received regarding student organization programs:
    • All student organization events taking place after 5:00PM on Friday, March 13th will be canceled. This is applicable for programs both on and off campus.
    • Those events that have been previously approved by the Institute, and are scheduled to occur before 5:00PM on Friday, March 13th, will be allowed to take place. 
    • No new student organization event registrations will be approved of. 
    • Student organizations may not shift the date of a previously scheduled program to take place before the Friday, March 13th deadline.
    • All programs with minors will need to be canceled.
  • Office Resources: Loss of Funds – We recognize that canceled events could have financial impacts on student organizations. In that regard, we are recommending that organizations submit a record of total lost funds, or non-recoverable expenditures via the Unrecoverable Expenses/Loss Revenue Report.  This will help DSL and MIT to establish a clearer picture of the financial impact on student organizations.
    We encourage student organizations to devise alternative solutions to their programs. As always, SOLE is here to provide guidance. For further questions regarding Covid-19 guidelines, please contact COVIDevents@mit.edu

19. Postdoctoral Services and Postdoctoral Association

  • Population Served: Postdocs
  • Office Response: Postdoctoral Services and the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) have curated and developed resources for MIT's 1500+ postdoctoral scholars. In response to Covid-19, the PDA has strengthened existing collaborations and built new collaborations to address new challenges that are being faced by postdocs. The PDA has shifted some programs to live, interactive online formats. For example, the PDA is working to create new opportunities for postdocs to interact while social distancing protocols are necessary.
  • Office Resources: Resources for postdocs are  in progress and will be found at pda.mit.edu and postdocs.mit.edu

 20. MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

  • Population Served: Pre-college students (7th - 12th grade, residential, Saturday, online)
  • Office Response: All in-person offerings are being offered online. 
  • Office Resources: The MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs is creating a presentation and news article to be posted on our website about how we are offering our programs focused on under-served communities online. 

21. MIT Sloan Student Life Office

  • Population Served: Graduate Students
  • Office Response: The MIT Sloan Student Life Office had to cancel all student group travel (domestic and international). In addition, they had to cancel, postpone, or virtualize a large portfolio of community-building events and conferences, some of which have been organized by students and some of which have been organized by our office. 
  • Office Resources: We are providing personal support to students who need it and supporting colleagues' offices with student outreach. We are onboarding new Sloan Senate and club leadership. We are also working to come up with creative ways to provide community-building events.