Most postdocs live close to the Whitehead Institute. They take public transportation, walk, or bike to work. The most popular areas to live in are Somerville and Cambridge.
This office has listings of temporary housing, realtors, and additional resources, as well as a guide to neighborhoods and the rental housing market. Online listings require an MIT web site certificate for access, so postdocs can only access the listings at the Housing Office (E32-214).
Health and Fitness
Show Whitehead ID to get reduced membership to campus facilities.
Whitehead requires that everyone who parks their bicycles either at the rack in front of the building or in the basement garage have a bicycle permit.
T-Pass and Parking information
There are buses running between the MIT campus, the Harvard campus and the Longwood Campus across the river.
Bus and transportation information is available at:
Other Useful Links
MITAC provides discounted tickets to movies, theaters, athletic events and special trips. Show Whitehead ID to get discounted tickets.
The MIT Credit Union offers checking, savings programs and loans.
Access to libraries simply by showing Whitehead ID. You can also request materials through Whitehead's library.
Great place for newcomers to meet people from all countries.