A Safe Return to Campus

 

What Campus Will Look Like 

The school has invested significantly in the resources, materials, and facility and technology upgrades needed to make a safe return to campus possible. We are increasing the frequency of cleaning, enhancing air flow in our buildings, and purchasing personal protective equipment for students, faculty, and staff. We are also supporting those members of the community who are unable to return, and investing in the resources needed to allow them to continue to teach, work, and study with us.

Interior building maps - 1st floor
Interior Building maps - 2nd floor

Smart + Open

  • Our buildings will be less crowded to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. 
  • In an effort to accommodate density requirements and to comply with state and local regulations, we will have limited administrative staff on campus. 
  • Entry and exit from buildings will be coordinated to manage traffic flow to enhance social distancing.
  • Degree programs and student services teams will continue to support students throughout the semester. 

Food & Beverage Update as of September 21, 2020

MIT Sloan will be providing complimentary lunch, afternoon snacks, and iced coffee service Monday-Friday for faculty, staff, and students on campus with access to buildings this fall beginning Monday, Sept 28. Pre-orders will be available starting Friday, Sept 25. Please place your meal order by 11:59 p.m. the night before you're scheduled to be on campus. 

  • Capacity is limited. Orders for food pick-up will be accepted for up to 25 people in every 15-minute interval per station. Once a time slot is full, you will need to select a different time for pick up.
  • Our service priority is for students who have both morning and afternoon classes; we ask that students with afternoon class only to consider eating before coming to campus.
  • The weekly menu will be available online. You’ll choose one of the three entrée options, plus two add-ons and any beverage. 
  • You may order for the current week in advance for any days you have access to MIT Sloan buildings. Please place your meal order by 11:59 p.m. the night before you're scheduled to be on campus. 
  • Food will be grab and go only for the week of September 28th. No inside dining will be allowed. Space for outdoor eating is limited in and around MIT Sloan. Please consider taking lunch off campus when possible. On campus, masks must be worn at all times except when eating food. Please continue to observe social distancing requirements when consuming food outdoors.

Begin your pre-order here

Pre-order Hours of Operations

  • Iced Coffee: 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    • Pre-order, allow 15 minutes after ordering for pick-up
  • Pick Up Lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    • Pre-order lunch by 11:59 p.m. the day before
    • You may pre-order lunch for each of your on-campus days up to six days in advance

To order, install the “CBORD GET Mobile” app from Apple/Google stores or order directly at get.cbord.com/mitOrders will be limited to 2 per person per day. If you have technical difficulty placing your order, please contact techcash@mit.edu.

Afternoon Snack Hours of Operation

  • Pick Up Afternoon Snack: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • No pre-order required
    • Stop by one of four stations for grab and go snack bag containing items such as Sabra hummus with pretzels, Kashi Bar, Planter's tropical fruit and nut pack (subject to change)

Bridge Spaces for Virtual Meetings and Classes

We have identified classrooms to use as bridge space for students who need to access Zoom for online classes but are unable to get home in time following an in-person class or testing appointment.  

While in bridge space, please wear your mask and watch your distance from others. Please also bring high-quality headphones to optimize your class experience and be aware that others using the rooms are also attending class. No food or drink is allowed in bridge rooms.

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Events, social gatherings, and activities

MIT Sloan Policy for Student Activities

Guiding Principles:

  • A world-class experience at a graduate school of management includes academic, professional, and extra-curricular elements.
  • In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to deliver the best possible student experience while also considering the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as well as that of the surrounding Cambridge and Boston communities.
  • Some students will be able to participate in person, while others will only be able to participate remotely. The same is true for faculty and staff.
  • For this reason, we are offering a blended experience in the fall semester of 2020.
  • The classroom and academic experience is our highest initial priority for in-person use of MIT Sloan facilities. If and when we have excess capacity, we will update our policies to allow for extra-curricular use of these facilities.
  • All students, faculty, and staff must follow state, municipal, MIT, and MIT Sloan health and safety policies and guidelines at all times, both on and off-campus.
  • All students, faculty, and staff who wish to come to campus must also follow MIT Sloan testing protocols, attend the Return to Campus Tour, and sign the Community Compliance Agreement.

MIT’s  and MIT Sloan’s Overall Expectations

Please check the MIT NOW website and the COVID-19 Graduate Student Policy page regularly to keep abreast of what to expect from MIT and what MIT expects of you. Also, please check the MIT Sloan Return to Campus website for information tailored to the MIT Sloan community. The following is MIT Sloan’s Policy for Student Activities, which closely mirrors MIT’s policies. In the event that there is any inconsistency between our MIT Sloan policies and the MIT polices, the MIT policies prevail.

Overall Policy and Policy for Department Events

For all department activities, we will focus our efforts on delivering the best possible virtual experience, to be as safe and as inclusive as possible. As we begin this academic year, all co-curricular activities sponsored by the school will be held virtually.  

Policy for Student Group Activities

MIT Sloan student groups (MIT Sloan Senate and MIT Sloan clubs) may only operate virtually during the fall semester. No in-person student group activities will be permitted on campus (indoors or outdoors) until further notice. Club accounts may not be used and will not be reimbursed for any in-person activities.

Travel: Per the MIT travel policy, MIT-related domestic or international travel is prohibited until further notice. This includes treks, study tours, and company visits.

Policy for Off-campus Student Events and Social Gatherings

Currently, MIT policy is more restrictive than state and municipal laws, as it forbids any kind of off-campus student “gathering,” “party,” or “event.” This policy is as restrictive as it is because of the heightened risks associated with the period of reopening and because of the need to have a policy that’s consistent across MIT student populations (undergraduate and graduate; on-campus residents and off-campus residents). If the reopening period is successful, we expect that MIT policy will become less restrictive and align more closely with state and municipal policies. For this to happen, of course, we all need to practice our Four Ws both on and off-campus: wear a mask, watch your distance, wash your hands, and watch your health. 

Students who have just arrived in the area and are in the 5- to 7-day mandatory quarantine period should NOT be socializing under any circumstances until they have completed their second COVID-19 test at MIT Medical.  

We have planned carefully to make the on-campus experience as safe as possible for students, faculty, and staff. It is incumbent upon each of us to consider the health of MIT Sloan community, as well as the health of the greater MIT and Cambridge communities as we make decisions in our private lives so that we can maximize in-person learning and keep our community safe and open.

As public health conditions evolve, this policy is subject to change.

A day in the life of an MIT Sloan student on campus in Fall 2020