MIT Emergency Information
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018


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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Due to the expected winter weather, MIT will close for all non-essential personnel beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, through 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 22.

MIT will re-open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 22. Employees are expected to report to work for their normal shifts at or after 7 a.m., and classes will resume as of that time. 

If commute times are longer than normal, we ask faculty and supervisors for their flexibility, as employees and students may arrive later than usual. The Excused Lateness Policy ( will be in effect on Thursday, March 22.

As always, please monitor the MIT homepage, this website, social media (@MITPrepared), or the Emergency Line (617-253-7669 or 617-253-SNOW) for information regarding MIT's operational status.

MIT is committed to the safety and security of every member of the MIT community. In the event of a campus emergency, news and information will be posted to this site and to the MIT home page.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for the MIT Alert, text messaging service, part of the Institute's comprehensive emergency notification system, to receive an SMS message on your cell phone in the event of life safety or public health emergencies.

To report an emergency, call MIT Police at 100 from a campus phone, or 617-253-1212 from an off-campus or cell phone.

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MIT ALERT is the Institute’s emergency notification program, designed to provide information and advisories via a number of communication channels including Institute voicemail, email, and text message, for the safety and security of the MIT community.

In the event of an emergency, MIT Alert advisories will be posted to some or all of these channels:

  • MIT's home page
  • MIT's emergency website (
  • MIT's emergency phone line 617-253-SNOW (3-7669)
  • MIT email
  • MIT telephone voicemail
  • Personal cell phones and mobile devices (MIT Alert text messages)
  • MIT Cable TV (emergency broadcasting system)
  • MIT Radio (WMBR)
  • Electronic message boards

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Emergency Information
on-campus: 3-SNOW (3-7669)
off-campus/cell: 617-253-7669

MIT Police
on-campus: 100
off-campus/cell: 617-253-1212

MIT Medical
on-campus: 3-4481
off-campus/cell: 617-253-4481

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