MIT is an urban campus and it is open 24 hours a day. We urge you to be cautious and to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
In a Police/Fire/Ambulance Emergency, dial "100" from any campus phone, or dial 617-253-1212 from an outside line.
MIT Police also advise the following:
- Program the number 617-253-1212 into your cell phone.
- Do not hesitate to call if you feel you are in danger or if you become uncomfortable in any situation.
- To report a crime, emergency, or accident, call MIT police at 617-253-1212 or by dialing 100 from an Institute phone.
- Note the locations of MIT Police Emergency Phone & Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Locations, and utilize them in case of an emergency.
- Take note of the fire exits in your building, and know at least two evacuation routes near your work area. Know the emergency procedures for your unit.
- Read the EHS Fire Safety Guidelines - including information on Locks, Cooking, Fire Blankets, Fire Extinguishers
- Keep your doors, laptops, wallets, pocketbooks etc. locked at all times. NEVER leave valuables unattended either in your office or laboratory.
- Register your laptops and other small electronic devices.
- Follow all of MIT Police’s guidance about bike safety, security, and registration
- See additional safety-related resources and guidance from MIT Police
For information on the MIT Saferide and other transportation options, see Commuter Connections.
MIT Police also provides safety-related seminars upon request for any MIT department or organization; for details see Safety Programs.