2017 Special Holiday Closings

October 3, 2017
Lorraine A. Goffe, Vice President for Human Resources, 2015–2018 |

Dear MIT Community,

We are pleased to announce that MIT will observe Special Holiday Closings for faculty and staff on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and Tuesday, January 2, 2018. MIT will also be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

MIT is a 24/7 community, however, and we recognize that certain operations, including those associated with research, as well as Facilities, MIT Police, Housing, Medical, Lincoln Laboratory, EHS, IS&T, the Division of Comparative Medicine, and other DLCs will require continuous staffing despite the special closings.

In December, we will forward the procedures and guidelines regarding Pay Policies to administrators and managers with instructions on how to report time for these closings. The full schedule of Institute and Special Holidays can be found on the Institute Holiday Calendar.

We hope that many will enjoy the extra time off at the year-end holidays.


Lorraine A. Goffe
VP for Human Resources