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Last updated: October 28, 2021

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Fall 2021 UROPs

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

See the UROP location form page and click on the link to complete the form.

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.

How do I speak with UROP Office staff? Do I need to make an appointment?

UROP staff are here for you! You can stop by the UROP Office in 7-104 during walk-In hours Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. We are also happy to assist via one-on-one virtual appointments (offered Monday-Friday) – just send an email or call us at (617) 253-7306 to schedule an appointment.

In addition, we host events year round to help you learn more about the program, find projects, interact with faculty/ students engaged in the program, and 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 am a supervisor & would like to advertise for UROP(s). How do I do so?

You may submit a UROP posting via the Experiential Learning (ELX) Portal. See the Advertising Opportunities page for more details. Details on UROP application deadlines and proposal guidelines are also available.