Graduate Student Resources

There are a variety of resources for graduate students looking for support, referrals and advice, both within AeroAstro and at the Institute level. It's important to us that our students know we are here to help with any problems that arise during the course of their studies.


  • Frequently updated repository for all Covid-related information as it pertains to life at MIT

MIT Covid Apps

  • Download and usage instructions for all Covid-related MIT access and information apps

Office of Graduate Education

  • Centralized resource providing support and referrals for graduate student issues, mostly related to academics

Title IX and Bias Response Office

  • Centralized resource for students to report incidents of bias, discrimination or harassment – anonymous reporting available.

Violence Prevention and Response

  • Confidential support for sexual harassment, stalking, assault and other interpersonal issues. Available 24/7 at 617-253-2300

MIT Mental Health and Counseling

  • Resource for mental health counseling sessions and therapy, by walk in and appointment.

Heads of House

  • If you live in an MIT dorm, these faculty members can provide you with support and advice.

MIT Chaplains/Office of Religious Life

  • Resource for confidential counseling and spiritual support in times of crisis.

MIT Ombuds

  • Confidential institute level open to all for support and advice for a range of workplace issues, conflicts and disputes.


  • Confidential departmental peer resource for advice and support – students are trained in conflict resolution and can help with a variety of issues. (Confidential for graduate students only.)

Student Disability Services

  • Resource to help students with disabilities with access to all of MIT's programs, activities and services.

AeroAstro Student Services Office

  • Departmental resource for support, advice and referrals for graduate student issues. Drop ins welcome Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or email bethamar [at] (Beth Marois) for an appointment.

AeroAstro Department Heads

  • Department resource for support and advice on a range of graduate student issues, mostly related to academics, research and advising. Drop-ins welcome or email Department Head hastings [at] (Daniel Hastings) or Associate Department Head hamsa [at] (Hamsa Balakrishnan) for an appointment.

Grad Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (GA^3)

  • Departmental graduate student group who can help provide information about the department, student life and research labs. Office Hours Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm in room 33-104 or email them at ask-ga3 [at]

International Students Office

  • Institute resource for advice and support for international students. Drop by or contact Janka Moss, AeroAstro’s liaison at janka [at]

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