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COVID-19 FAQs

Last updated: December 21, 2021

This FAQ page will be updated regularly.

IAP 2022 UROP

How do I speak with UROP Office staff? Can I make an appointment?

  • UROP staff will be remote-only in IAP (Jan. 3-28), but we are still here for you! Just send email us (urop@mit.edu) or call us at (617) 253-7306 with your questions.
  • Virtual appointments are available Monday-Friday, email us at urop@mit.edu with your availability and we can set-up a Zoom meeting.
  • In addition, the UROP office hosts virtual events to help you learn more about the program, find projects, and interact with faculty and students engaged in the program to learn more about what to expect in your experiences and how to maximize them. See our Events & Workshops page for the current schedule of offerings.

I will be traveling outside of the US or return to my home country in IAP, can I still conduct a remote UROP?

  • Yes, but there are limitations to the type of UROP you can pursue. Due to international tax and compliance issues, MIT is not able to offer paid UROPs to undergraduate students not physically located in the United States.  However, students living abroad may opt for a credit or volunteer UROPs.
  • Any students planning travel should review MIT’s travel policies before they make any plans for UROP-related travel and must be sure to register any intended travel in the MIT Travel Registry.

The UROP Application System prompted me to complete a UROP location form – where can I access this?

I am a supervisor & would like to advertise for UROP(s). How do I do so?

Fall 2021 UROPs

The UROP Application System prompted me to complete a UROP location form – where can I access this?

How do I get access to my UROP lab as an MIT student?

  • See MIT Now for up-to-date information on MIT Covid protocols and testing, including details on Campus Access.

How is MIT campus access handled for Wellesley College UROP Students?

  • Wellesley students must cross-register for the term and be added to Covid Pass to access MIT’s campus. The deadline for Fall UROP Wellesley cross-registration is Friday, October 8, 2021 (MIT Add Date). Students should cross-register, ASAP, if they are starting UROP before Oct. 8, as they need to be active in all MIT systems to submit UROP applications, begin work, and access MIT systems/campus. Step-by-step instructions on the UROP cross-registration process can be found in the Wellesley Student UROP Checklist.

Can MIT students engage in UROP off-campus at Ragon Institute, Lincoln Labs, etc,)?

  • Yes. MIT students may conduct research at the Ragon Institute, Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington), and Boston-area hospitals (with MIT faculty members who may have appointments at local hospitals). UROPs in these facilities will be limited by MIT to those undergraduate students who are fully vaccinated (defined as more than 2 weeks past their second vaccine for Pfizer/Moderna or 2 weeks past the single J&J/Janssen vaccine). MIT faculty wishing to provide undergraduates access to Ragon Institute, Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington) and Boston-area hospitals in which academic research occurs should be sure that Covid Access records are created at MIT for these students. UROP students must also comply with all MIT Covid Access protocols. See MIT Now for up-to-date information on MIT Covid protocols and testing.

Will travel be allowed for fall 2021 UROPs?

  • Occasionally, there are times when it is appropriate for students to travel domestically or internationally in support of their UROP research.  However, in the pandemic, students should review MIT’s travel policies before they make any plans for UROP-related travel.  See the Safety & Travel page for complete details.

I am a supervisor & would like to advertise for UROP(s). How do I do so?