Significant Others & Family Resources

Significant Others (SOs), family, and children are just as much a part of, and contribute to, the rich diversity of the MIT Sloan community as our students. They have many opportunities to meet and befriend the families and SOs of other MIT Sloan students and enjoy the activities and experiences MIT and Boston-Cambridge offer.

For graduate student families with children, the dual role of parenting and being a graduate student is challenging, especially with finances, childcare, and scheduling. MIT is committe​​d to supporting graduate students with families, thus offers a variety of resources including the offices, services, groups, and networks available to you before and after you arrive at MIT.

​Two of these services include the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and MIT GAIN–both available to you before you arrive at MIT and once you're in Cambridge.


We welcome significant others (SOs) and partners to join the digital Sloan community!

Starting in late June, please have your student complete this form if you would like to register your SO so that you can get a “Sloan Login”. Your Sloanie will not have access to this form until they move from an AdMIT to a fully matriculated MIT Sloan student. Once you have a login, you will be able to access SloanGroups (with student-level privileges) where you will have access to information about events, activities, and clubs at Sloan. Should you want to become a member of any clubs i.e. Significant others of Sloan (SOS) Club (and potentially take on leadership roles), you will be able to sign up and pay any applicable club dues.

Significant Other Communities

Significant Others of Sloan (Sloan Only)

Significant Others of Sloan (SOS) is a group run by families and significant others of MIT Sloan students that creates a warm and welcoming environment for all significant others. The group hosts many events and activities and provides a support network for members and their families. Contact us by email!

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect (Institute-wide)

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect is a community from all over the world, whose members share a common experience: being new to the Boston area. They support the personal, social, and professional growth of all spouses and partners of MIT community members who have relocated to the Boston area. They provide consultations, programs, events, and other opportunities for members to connect with each other, make friends, learn English, and get information about living and parenting in Boston. Visit the website to learn more.

Institute-Wide Resources


The MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network (MIT GAIN) is here to help MIT graduate students manage life outside the classroom. Life as an MIT graduate student is busy enough without having to spend time searching for relocation assistance, financial advice, child care, and other essential services. That's why MIT has introducing a new, free, and confidential service exclusively for graduate students and their families: the MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network (GAIN). MIT GAIN is a 24/7 network of professionals who provide life management resources and referrals to help make life easier. Looking for assistance with legal or financial matters? Moving to the Cambridge area but unsure where to begin? Need to find child care or a school for your son or daughter? Call 844-MIT-GAIN (844-648-4246), visit​, or email at​.

MIT MyLife Services

MyLife Services provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs, and families 24/7 access to a network of experts who are available to help with life concerns. MyLife Services is a one-stop resource offered through KGA, Inc., an external provider of Employee Assistance Programs known for its leading work-life and personal well-being services. Need legal or financial advice? Searching for daycare or a good night's sleep? Looking for a counselor to assist with a personal or family challenge? Call MyLife Services. You'll consult with Master's and Ph.D.-level professionals who offer guidance, share resources, and provide referrals. All consultations are confidential and provided at no cost.​

MyLife Services include:

  • Financial Consulting
  • Legal Assistance
  • Stress Reduction
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Relationship Help
  • Grief Counceling
  • Child Care Resources
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Depression Screening
  • Career Assessment
  • Sleep Coaching
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Parenting Resources
  • Support for Other Life Concerns
  • Call 844-405-5433 or email