A collection of everything else for incoming grads...
This may come as a surprise but work life balance is important. These are some tips, resources and discounts incoming grads should be familiar with:
Health & Wellness
- MIT Medical “basic plan” services
- MIT Athletic Facilities
- MIT Optical (including special discounts)
- Community Wellness (free or or reduced classes)
Discounts & Perks
- Cell phone discount
- Council for the Arts At MIT Tickets
- MITAC (tickets for movies, arts, sports, and more; you'll need your MIT ID)
- MIT Museum
- List Visual Arts Center
- Special rates for travel (Car rentals, Amtrak) and hotels
Online Classes, Specialized Training & Advice
- Tax workshops and budgeting help (from the ISO, OGE, and SFS)
- OGE & MIT Federal Credit Union Financial Literacy Initiative
- MIT DSLX Online Classes
- MITx online courses (free; requires MIT credentials)
- The Learning Center in Atlas offers sessions on technical topics, professional development, and MIT-required and recommended training modules.
- Skillsoft offers a diverse library of content and learning methods focusing on skills improvement and professional development.
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) provides video-based online learning modules covering everything from business software to creative skills.
- GlobeSmart contains detailed information and guidance on how to conduct business with individuals in over 95 countries.
- Access MIT Commuter Program (MBTA and Commuter Rail)
- Transit, T-Parking,
- Bicycle Reimbursements
- Vanpool commuting options
other perks & advantages...
- Call the MIT Relaxation Line: 617/253-CALM (2256) A 2-minute relaxation recorded practice can help you unwind, take a mental break, or get to sleep.
- Assistive Technology Information Center (ATIC) mobile apps and tools to available to support notetaking, reading writing, selfcare & more
- MIT's listserves (Moira & Mailman)
- MIT Libraries Calm-to-Go collection
- MakerWorkshop students, faculty, and staff are allowed to work with prediction, prototyping, and validation tools to support a wide variety of projects.
- MIT tours from including List Public Art map, or Engineering's Campus Audio Tour
MIT Student Furniture Exchange (the FX) located at 350 Brookline St. in Cambridge, sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices and is open to the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, Emerson, and BU communities. The FX is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm and the first Sat. of the month 10am-1pm. They are also open additional summer Saturdays: we will be open Sat. Aug. 24th, Sat. Aug. 31st, Sat. Sept. 7th all 10am -1pm. All proceeds benefit the MIT Women's League Scholarship Fund.