Grounds Greens MIT
Travel cautiously around campus
Grounds Services is working to maintain its tradition of excellence in keeping walkways clear and safe. However, due to the extreme weather this winter salt supplies are extremely limited. At this time Grounds Services is using its current salt supplies strategically and are continuing to use an enviro-ice melt. In addition, they are using a sand/salt mix on sidewalks. Please be aware that this mix is not as effective as straight salt and makes breaking up ice to reveal bare services much more difficult.
We ask you to travel cautiously around campus. The sidewalks are being treated and cleared regularly, but with rain and warmer temperatures predicted, there could be slippery spots in some areas.
Grounds Services maintains the Institute's outdoor areas and provides a clean, comfortable, and functional environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The group also handles event setup and snow removal. The staff includes landscape workers and gardeners.
Grounds staff conduct garden tours several times a year, showcasing hidden gems and notable landscaping on campus. The tours are conducted in collaboration with the MIT Activities Committee (MITAC) to inform the community about new and historic gardens and courtyards on the urban campus. The tours, usually given in the late spring and fall, point out more than 25 featured plants.