Meeting and event planning in the time of COVID-19
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.
- The 2021 MIT Commencement and Reunion celebrations will be held online. See the February 4 announcement
- There are no social events, performances, or productions on campus until further notice. See the February 9 policy overview
- MIT is closed to most visitors and access to campus is extremely limited.
- Outdoor gatherings on campus are restricted to no more than 10 people, 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-related travel remains limited: see the travel policy statement at MIT Now.
- The Samberg Conference Center remains closed at this time and is not accepting reservations. New space reservations will be accepted as plans emerge for the Center’s reopening. 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 remains closed.
- 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.
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.