MIT events: planning in the time of COVID-19

Meeting and event planning in the time of COVID-19

Fall 2020

The public health situation and associated MIT guidelines continue to change. For the latest information and policies regarding MIT life during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the MIT Now website. Some highlights are below.

  • There are no social events, performances, or productions on campus in the fall of 2020. Access to campus is extremely limited (see Visitor Policy announcement).
  • MIT has reduced the size of outdoor gatherings on campus to no more than 10 people (down from 25), even with proper physical distancing. This is to reduce the possibility of transmission. Please note the guidelines for casual vs academic activities: these are subject to change
  • Meetings: Any MIT meeting—research, academic, or administrative—that can be done remotely must be done remotely.
  • MIT is operating under a Limited Access Plan until further notice and campus is closed to most visitors at this time.
  • MIT has extended the suspension of MIT-related international travel for students, faculty, postdocs, and staff until further notice. MIT-related domestic travel also remains suspended for most travelers. See the August 3 travel policy statement at MIT Now.
  • The Samberg Conference Center will remain closed until at least December 31, 2020. Contact
  • Until further notice, use of the Lobby 7 pillars and event reservations for the Institute’s major outdoor spaces are suspended.
  • The MIT Museum building will remain closed through December 31, 2020.
  • Event registration: Although there are no in-person events right now, the registration requirement is adjusting to current circumstances and we ask that DLCs register online events that meet the conditions described on the event registration page.
  • Changes to the Spring 2021 academic calendar were announced on October 26.

For complete details regarding life on campus during this period, please review the MIT Now website.

Again, thank you for your attention to this information—we appreciate the effort to modify plans in the interest of public health and that of the MIT community.

MIT’s COVID-19 response

Visit the MIT Now website for the most current information, announcements, and resources

Remote collaboration

Need to hold a meeting? Check out the remote working, teaching, and collaboration tools available to the MIT community on the Teach Remote website.