Health, Wellness and Recreation

Being a student at MIT Sloan can be exciting and invigorating—and it can also be stressful and overwhelming. MIT and Sloan offer a wide array of programs and services to support your health and well-being.

Sloan Facilities

Are you looking for a quiet place to meditate, pray, or just rest? There are three designated spaces at Sloan. These rooms accomodate multiple users, so we ask that you enter quietly and remove your shoes.
Access: The Student Life Office can grant keycard access to any of these rooms by request. Please stop in or send a message to, indicating your full name, your MIT ID number, and the room(s) you wish to have access to.

  • E52-112 is designated for Muslim prayer
  • E52-212 and E51-050 are available for meditation and prayer for all
  • Nursing Mother's Room: Our space for nursing mothers is in E51-014.
E51-050 Quiet Room
E52-212 Quiet Room

E52-112 Muslim Prayer Room

Sloan Health and Wellness Events

The Sloan Student Life Office sponsors a variety of programs and activities to support student health and wellness. Specific offerings vary; the following examples illustrate what might be on offer in a given semester.

  • Wellness Days: Each semester, the Student Life office hosts a day or two of wellness events, which typically include activities such as chair massages, acupuncture, and crafts.
  • Barn Babies: Looking to reduce your stress? Once a semester, Student Life brings in a wide variety of baby animals for you to pet and hold while your stress melts away.
  • Yappy Hours: Looking for additional events elsewhere on campus? Check out the MIT Puppy Lab schedule and Hayden Library's Furry First Fridays.

Sloan Sports and Recreation

You will find numerous clubs at Soan that support community-building through the facilitation of team activities. Many of the MIT Sloan sports and recreation clubs participate in MIT Intramural Sports leagues, hold competitive matches against other business schools, and are open to students of all experience levels.

Check out Sloan Groups for information on current clubs and activities.

Community Wellness at MIT

Community Wellness at MIT Medical works with the entire MIT community to provide the resources and programs that can help you make healthy choices. Their offerings include the following:

  • Exercise and Fitness: Maintain or improve your fitness through classes, the annual GetFit fitness challenge, and more.
  • Sleep: Learn relaxation techniques and other ways to improve your sleep schedule.
  • Stress Reduction, Mindfulness, and Relaxation: Learn to manage stress through classes and workshops, audio files, and in-person consultations.
  • Sexual Health: Information, supplies, and counseling about sex and sexuality.
  • Health and Wellness Coaching: Trained coaches can help you achieve greater physical and mental wellbeing through goal setting, accountability, and support.
  • Eating Healthfully: Learn to make healthy eating choices and recognize the warning signs for eating and body-image problems.
  • MedLinkSs: Trained student liaisons work with undergraduates and MIT Medical, supporting students' health in living groups and in the MIT community.
  • MindHandHeart: Students, faculty, and staff working together for a healthier, stronger, more welcome MIT community.


MIT's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) offers opportunities for sports instruction and participation at all levels. Highlights include the following:

  • MIT supports one of the broadest intercollegiate athletic programs in the world. There are 16 varsity sprots for men, 15 for women, and 2 coeducational programs.
  • MIT's Physical Education program offers a variety of courses in Aquatics, Dance, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Individual Sports, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, and Team Sports.
  • The intramural program offers competition in 18 sports with 4,000 students, faculty, alumni, spouses, and partners participating.
  • MIT features one of the nation's most expansive club programs, with more than 800 participants and 33 teams.
  • For those who wish to engagge in other recreational programs, MIT provides group exercise and mind and body classes, personal and group training, a variety of aquatic classes, and sport skill instruction.