Health and Wellbeing

1. CARE Team

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
  • Office Response: While MIT is operating remotely due to Covid-19, the CARE Team is committed to continuing to support the MIT community. If you need help or support during this time, please call (617) 324-2273.

2. Student Support Services (S3)

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students
  • Office Response: S3 is providing remote support to undergraduate students through academic and personal challenges. Email s3-support@mit.edu or call 617-253-4861 and leave a voicemail.
  • Office Resources: See website for list of resources.

3. Office of Graduate Education/GradSupport

  • Populations Served: Graduate Students
  • Office Response: In response to the novel coronavirus, the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is open via remote access only from 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday. OGE welcomes contact by: phone: (617) 253-4860; email: grad-ed@mit.edu (general) and  gradsupport@mit.edu (GradSupport).
  • Office Resources: OGE has created a tab on the OGE website for updates relevant to graduate students. The link to our Covid-19 ‘Updates & Resources’ tab can be found here. In addition, OGE has set up a new process to provide emergency hardship grants to graduate students. OGE staff have created a large amount of written guidance, policy and process revisions, chat sessions, and Q&As to support students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

4. MindHandHeart

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, and Faculty
  • Office Response: MindHandHeart is tailoring our programs to meet the needs of a virtual MIT community. MindHandHeart is launching a virtual edition of the Innovation Fund. MIT community members are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to realize their ideas to build community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Office Resources: MindHandHeart is aggregating support resources from across campus through our e-newsletter and events calendar. In addition, we’ve made coloring pages from our coloring book available for download.  Print them and get coloring today!

5. Community Wellness at MIT Medical

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Retirees, and their Family Members
  • Office Response: Community Wellness at MIT Medical’s in-person and high-touch services, such as acupuncture, wellness classes, and support for expecting and new parents, have been transformed into virtual services and online support wherever possible.
  • Office Resources: Community Wellness has developed wellness videos and virtual classes, most at no cost, to support mind and body wellness and to help the community manage stress, develop routine, and create connection. We are teaching online classes for community groups in departments, labs, centers, and residences, and helping individuals to navigate the resources available to them. We developed a brief video message to the MIT Community about how to support their own and each other’s wellness during this time.

6. Student Mental Health and Counseling Services at MIT Medical

  • Population Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
  • Office Response: Effective Tuesday, March 17, MIT Medical's Student Mental Health and Counseling Services will be available for same-day telephonic visits only. No walk-ins. Future telemedicine visits are planned. Let’s Chat hotline:  617-253-2916. General: 617-253-2916 (days), 617-253-4481 (nights and weekends).

7. Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER)

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, Faculty, and their Family Members
  • Office Response: MIT’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) provides physical services and programs, including access to fitness equipment and facilities, fitness classes, massage, swim lessons, and personal training. In response to Covid-19, DAPER has closed all of their facilities and begun to adapt fitness and wellness services online, such as emails promoting wellness and virtual fitness classes.
  • Office Resources: DAPER has also created content to help the MIT community stay active, including blog posts with at-home workouts and virtual fitness classes

8. MIT Medical

  • Populations Served: All MIT Community Members
  • Office Response: MIT Medical’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic can be found on their website: Covid-19 Data and Posts.

9. Violence Prevention and Response (coming soon. Gurleen to respond shortly)

10. MIT Police

11. Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFs)

12. Alcohol and Other Drug Services

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
  • Office Response: MIT Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS) has shifted to offer virtual substance use assessments and interventions over Zoom for interested students.
  • Office Resources: MIT AODS transitioned the materials used for in-person substance use assessments and interventions to virtual offerings. If students need support or would like to schedule a meeting during this time, they can email aods-appointments@mit.edu or call (617) 258-6499 and leave a voicemail.   AODS is also continuing to offer online cannabis and alcohol self-assessment tools available on our website

13. MedLinks

  • Populations Served: Undergraduate Students
  • Response: MedLinks volunteers have relocated around the world as part of MIT's Covid-19 response, so very few MedLinks are on campus right now. If you need medical advice, call MIT Medical's 24-hour helpline at 617-253-1311 or the Covid-19 hotline at 617-253-4865.

14. Human Resources

15. Work-Life Center

  • Populations Served: Staff, Postdocs, Faculty
  • Office Response: In response to Covid-19, the Work-Life Center has increased the number of backup care days. They have also created a MyLife Services Covid-19 response page, which includes work-life information related to Covid-19.
  • Office Resources: The Work-Life Center has created a three-part webinar series for staff and managers designed to help employees develop practical skills and tools that will enhance effectiveness, increase an overall sense of personal wellbeing, and help reduce anxiety. They have also launched EdNavigator to connect MIT employees with an expert educational advisor (a “Navigator”), for free, unlimited consultations around how to manage their children’s education and learning from home. And, they have created ‘EdNavigator - One Great Thing: Weekly’ newsletter on strategies for making the most of each day while schools are closed.

16. Student Organizations Leadership and Engagement (SOLE)

17. MIT Sloan Human Resources

  • Populations Served: Staff, Postdocs, Faculty
  • Office Response: MIT Sloan Human Resources has worked hard to have a seamless transition to remote work and provide the same level of services to our population. They have modified certain programs, (ex. their Managers' Roundtable series), to focus on how all managers can support staff during these uncertain times.  And, where appropriate, they have continued staff development programs, like Coaching for Success, now just via Zoom.  
  • Office Resources: MIT Sloan as a whole has focused on ways to stay connected as a community while working remotely.  Specifically, Sloan hosted their first faculty/staff town hall meeting on March 19 and another will take place on April 2.  MIT Sloan Human Resources has created various Slack channels for community members to continue to have the conversations they would have had at the coffee machine at work. In addition, many staff asked for opportunities to help with needs outside their "normal" jobs, and they’ve had ~70 Sloan community members assist with the transition to online teaching, and another ~80 help with supporting student outreach.  A small group is forming to coordinate other volunteer activities to support the MIT Sloan community. These efforts are serving as a meaningful way for the Sloan community to feel connected.

18. Dining

  • Populations served: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
  • Office Response: All undergraduate students in emergency on-campus housing have been automatically enrolled in a no-cost meal plan. Graduate students in need of food assistance may request meal swipes by emailing Dean Naomi Carton.
  • Office Resources: Visit website for additional details.