MIT and President Reif have released the Institute’s plans for the Spring 2021 semester. Due to the continued unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has made the very difficult decision to extend the cancellation of all varsity and club sports competitions, events, and travel through at least the winter season. A decision about spring seasons is expected to be made in January. While that decision is still pending, we should be aware that MIT would not engage in competition under current Covid conditions.
On-campus practice options for club sports will be reviewed based on student demographics and health and safety guidelines, but will undoubtedly be scaled down.
This is immensely disappointing and poses challenges unlike anything we’ve faced before – not only related to extracurricular activities but also to students’ overall academic progress and experience. MIT’s decisions were made with the health and safety of the entire MIT community in mind.
Many questions remain unanswered. Below is some information as well as links that I hope you find helpful to answer preliminary questions that you may have.