Before you Arrive

MIT and the surrounding towns are fantastic places to live, play, and raise a family. If you haven’t already researched what’s available on and around the campus, try digging into some resources to help get you oriented.

Get Connected

Join our twice monthly email showcasing family friendly and family specific programming and resources.

If your spouse partner will be joining you get them connected to our Spouses & Partners Connect Program.

Consider joining our Grad Moms list serve if you will be a grad student and a mom.

Download "MIT Mobile" App to get real-time information on campus shuttles, a campus map, emergency contacts, and many other resources. Visit or download the app (Google Play Store / iOS App Store).

MIT Student Accounts, Emails & ID Cards

Learn how to set up your student account, email and access to MIT networks.

For information on how to get an MIT ID card for you and your spouse or partner please visit the Atlas Center.


The MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network (MIT GAIN) is a 24/7 network of professionals who provide life management resources and referrals to help make life easier. Moving to the Cambridge area but unsure where to begin? Need to find child care or a school for your son or daughter? This referral service is free of charge for graduate students and their families. Interpreter services are available.

Call: 844-MIT-GAIN (844-648-4246)