MIT offers an extensive support system to help you achieve goals and conquer challenges, both personal and professional.

New opportunities for growth, new outlets for guidance, and new avenues of support are always emerging within the MIT community. Through this collection of core support systems websites, you are bound to discover additional networks and resources - and don't forget to explore the Growing & Learning section of this website.

Community Wellness at MIT Medical

Free or low-cost programs, classes, and workshops dedicated to individual and group health and wellbeing. Center staff will even create custom workshops for your office, lab, or department.

MIT MyLife Services

MyLife Services provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs – and families – 24/7 access to a network of experts who are available to help with life concerns.

MIT Work-Life Center

This nationally acclaimed center provides all members of the MIT community with advice, referrals, and resources on parenting, child care, schools, balancing work and personal life, and job flexibility.

The Work-Life Center is also a sponsor of MIT's employee assistance program. MIT MyLife Services is a one-stop, free resource that provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs and families with 24/7 access to a network of experts who can help with life concerns.

Fitness Challenge: getfit@mit

With the goal of building a healthy community, MIT offers its own 12-week “get fit” team-oriented challenge. Participants are encouraged to exercise regularly and can work toward prizes awarded for increasing fitness goals and overall participation.

MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Participate in exercise classes, team sports, and other fitness opportunities.

Fitness Reimbursement

Participants in both the MIT Medical and MIT Choice health plans are eligible to receive a health club reimbursement.

MIT Medical Urgent Care

Urgent care services are available to all MIT students, benefits-eligible employees, and retirees.

MIT Optical

This full-service optical shop offers quality eyewear at a discount to members of the MIT community. Glasses out of alignment? Stop by for a quick fix—it's free!