Emergency Information


The Laboratory for Nuclear Science is commited to the safety and well-being of all the members. Listed below are contacts and resources for emergencies of all kinds.

It is very important to note that to contact police, ambulance, and fire on campus, dial 100 from campus phones or 617-253-1212 from all other phones. It is strongly recommended that you program 617-253-1212 into your cell phone.

Alerts and Information

MIT Alerts Sign up for email, text, and phone notifications of emergencies and advisories. Sign up
Emergency Information Line Call for updates on the status of emergencies. Status updates can also be found at the link to the left. 617-253-SNOW (7669)
3-SNOW (7669) on-campus
Computer & Communications Outages Lists current issues and updates for the MIT network, email, academic services, and telephone services. 617-253-3696

Emergency Contacts

Campus Emergencies
(MIT Police)

24-hour police, ambulance, fire, first aid, dean on call.

In addition to emergency services, campus police provide a range of services, including:

  • providing information and training on crime prevention
  • answering questions about legal processes
  • providing help with harassing phone calls and domestic abuse issues
  • bike and laptop registration
  • lost and found

From campus phones

DIAL 100

From other phones, dial

General business:

Guest parking:

Lost and found:

MIT Medical 24-hour urgent care 617-253-1311
MIT Mental Health and Counseling For urgent issues, a mental health clinician is on call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are available to MIT students, faculty, staff, employees, and family members.

Weekdays, 8am-7pm:


Walk-in urgent hours:
M-F, 2pm-4pm

MIT Facilities 24-hour emergency repairs 617-253-4948

International Emergencies

International SOS

MIT's International SOS Program Portal

MIT has contracted with the travel assistance company, International SOS, to provide emergency medical and security evacuation services to faculty, staff, and students who are travelling abroad on MIT business. International SOS has 24-hour alarm centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities covering five continents.

Questions (MIT Insurance Office):
Call collect any time
(+1 215 942 8226 MIT ID #11BSGC000066)

MIT Credit Card

In the event that your card has been put on hold while travelling, please call Bank of America. You will need:

  • Account billing address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA, 02139
  • Account phone number: 617-253-8366
  • Activation ID: Your MIT ID number
  • Account name: Kathleen McGrath or Kim Harmon

Bank of America (US):

Bank of America
(Outside of the US):

MIT Card Services:

Emergency Procedures and Preparedness

MIT Emergency Response Guide

A step-by-step guide to responding to incidents, designed to be posted in a easily accessible place, and with spaces alloted for aditional contacts and work area-specific procedures. Provides procedures for:

  • medical emergency
  • skin contact with radiological, chemical, or biological materials
  • critical laboratory incidents
  • radiation spills
  • biological spills involving microorganisms
  • fire
  • hazardous waste management
Environmental Health & Safety Office

This office provides a wealth of information, tools, forms, and help relating to EHS, including:

  • Resources and help for emergency management and planning
  • Training on such topics as biosafety, chemical safety, workplace and lab safety, environmental stewardship, waste management, and radiation protection.
  • Guidance, best practices, and tools for EHS management