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Emergency phone numbers

MIT campus emergencies
(24-hour police, ambulance, fire, first aid, dean on call)


To report an emergency:
From a campus phone: 100
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-1212

Emergency information line (for status of emergencies): 617-253-SNOW (7669)


MIT Medical (24-hour urgent care)

From a campus phone: 3-4481
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-4481


Emergency closings (recorded updates)

617-253-SNOW (617-253-7669)


International SOS (emergency medical and security evacuation
services for those traveling abroad on MIT business)

(requires certificates)

617-253-2823


Facilities (24-hour emergency repairs)

From a campus phone: 3-4948
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-4948


Saferide (campus transportation: 6:00pm - 3:00am)

From a campus phone: 3-2997
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-2997


MIT News Office

From a campus phone: 3-2700
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-2700


Information Center

From a campus phone: 3-4795
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-4795


MIT Police

General business: 617-253-1212
Guest parking: 617-253-7276
Lost and found: 617-253-9753


Computer and Communications Outages

3-DOWN: 617-253-3696


Environment, Health & Safety Office

From a campus phone: 2-3477
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-452-3477


Security and Emergency Management Office

From a campus phone: 8-7366
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-258-7366


Telephone service

MIT directory assistance: 0 or 617-253-1000
Service problems: 617-253-4357


Travel directions to MIT


Bates Linear Accelerator Center

From a campus phone: 3-9200
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus: 617-253-9200


Haystack Observatory

From an on-site phone: 5555
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-site: 781-981-5555


Lincoln Laboratory emergencies (security desk)

From an on-site phone: 3333
From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-site: 781-981-3333