MIT events: planning in the time of COVID-19

Meeting and event planning in the time of COVID-19

September 2021

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 and read the Fall 2021 event FAQ.

  • Face coverings remain required indoors, with some exceptions.
  • Campus visitors: Visitors may now enter non-residential campus buildings from any access point if accompanied by a Covid Pass user who is authorized to access buildings; such visitors must be escorted by a Covid Pass user while inside campus buildings. Unescorted visitors continue to be allowed in outdoor spaces on campus. All visitors must follow MIT’s pre-Covid visitor policies, as well as posted Covid safety precautions. See the visitors policy for full details.
  • MIT employees have a new option for granting temporary, unescorted campus access to an invited visitor: Tim Tickets, the new visitor pass system named after MIT's mascot.
  • Campus events: Events sponsored by MIT departments, labs, centers, offices, and student organizations are now permitted. Event sponsors are expected to register all attendees; for contact-tracing purposes, all attendees at such events must provide their names and contact information. Visitor access for events must be managed as described above. All attendees must wear well-fitted face coverings while at indoor events on campus.
  • To facilitate community use of outdoor spaces, canopies have been set up in five courtyards on campus. See MIT Now for complete information regarding courtyard canopies
  • For guidance on MIT-related travel, see the travel policy statement at MIT Now.
  • Until further notice, use of the Lobby 7 pillars is suspended.
  • The MIT Museum building remains closed.
  • Event registration: we ask that DLCs continue to register online and in-person events (whether they take place on- or off-campus) that meet the conditions described on the event registration page.

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

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.