What you need to know

Offices around the Institute are offering support and technical assistance to help students and instructors navigate the challenges of teaching and learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Learn Remote

For general support — including helpful tips on preparation, participation, and wellness while learning remotely — visit http://learnremote.mit.edu.

Teach Remote

Teach Remote was developed by the Teaching + Learning Lab and the Office of Open Learning to help you find the most appropriate ways to provide instruction that covers all your subject’s material. Visit http://teachremote.mit.edu and direct questions to teachremote@mit.edu.

Academic Departments

Academic departments are a key resource for questions about individual subjects.

Students with questions about a specific subject should contact their instructor directly. If you do not receive a response, you may wish to contact your program’s undergraduate administrator or undergraduate officer, graduate administrator, or graduate officer.

Instructors with questions about their syllabi should contact their academic unit’s head, education officer, undergraduate officer, or graduate officer.

Academic Support for Students

Students are encouraged to contact Student Support Services (S3) and GradSupport when they are dealing with personal or medical issues that interfere with their ability to attend class, complete work, or take exams.

Instructors are encouraged to be flexible when assisting students with academic requests (whether they are due to personal or medical issues or disadvantaged home situations), and should consider including statements about how they will approach such requests in their syllabus based on draft templates from the Division of Student Life. Wellbeing and Support has additionally developed tips for supporting and working with students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Academic integrity

MIT has taken steps to preserve its standards and integrity while enabling students to continue to make progress in their degree programs.

  • All students are expected to adhere to the handbook for academic integrity at MIT.
  • Instructors are expected to follow the published Term Regulations. Questions should be directed to their department’s education officer, undergraduate or graduate officer, or the Chair of the Faculty.
  • Students with concerns should contact the Chair of the Faculty at exam-termregs@mit.edu.

Technical issues including access, hardware, or software

For technical issues, students and instructors can reach out to IS&T for 24/7 support.

MIT is additionally working to ensure all students can continue their academic programs while away from campus. Please contact ed-continuity@mit.edu to request resources.