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Orientation – The PDA organizes a series of Postdoc Orientation sessions.

Information for MIT Postdoctoral Scholars – This Vice President for Research website provides information on postdoc services, resources, and activities at MIT. Topics include career development, funding, benefits, mentoring/advising, policies, and procedures, campus resources, early steps for new postdocs, and more.

Housing – This website helps you explore MIT’s on-campus and off-campus housing options. To assist new MIT Postdocs moving into Boston or MIT Postdocs looking to move, the MIT PDA has compiled some resources and tips to find housing. The document covers issues relating to off-campus, on-campus, and temporary housing: Postdoc Housing Resources Document (Updated March 2023). If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding the Housing Resources Document, contact

IST – Information Services and Technology Support team at MIT provides explicit instructions on how to register for your Kerberos/Athena/email account, get certificates for your computers and mobile devices, browse and download available software, find mobile device support and discounts on plans, and much more.

ISchO – This link brings you to the International Scholars Office website where you can find all the relevant information on how to maintain valid immigration status, tax information, and travel advisory.