Parents Connect

“Raising our son in the US has been, and still is, a great experience. We have had a lot of support on this journey and met so many interesting people along the way. The MIT Mom’s group and Toddler group has given me friends for life, and going to the meetings is the highlight of my week.”  

Read more of Anne Thielke's story.

  • Parents Connect Breakfast Meetings

The Fall 2022 sessions are TBD, it's an opportunity to meet other parents and grow your community. Please consider joining the WhatsApp Parents' connect group where you can know the latest updates. 

  • Wednesday Weekly Meetings

Babies and children are also welcome! Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy.

  • Kids Clothing Exchange

Held in October and April, our biannual exchange includes kids clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys and books for children ages 0-5. Items will be organized by gender and size so you can quickly find what you need for your growing little ones. You do not need to bring clothes to participate! 

Find dates of upcoming meetings and events on our calendar.

  • Gift to New Parents

We would like to acknowledge your lifetime event and celebrate it with you by presenting "Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts" by Karen Kleiman or "What About Us?: A New Parents Guide to Safeguarding Your Over-Anxious, Over-Extended, Sleep-Deprived Relationship". If your baby was born in this academic year or previous one, or you are an expecting parent, you are welcome to receive a book from us by completing this form. MIT Affiliation is required.

  • Graduate Student Families Support

This site is designed to help you navigate the MIT community and connect to resources and services available to grad student families. It offers timely step-by-step instructions, as well useful resources that you can use throughout your time at MIT from beginning to end.

  • Open recreational swim on Mondays

Recreational swims are a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active, and spend quality time with family and friends in the pool. This opportunity is cost-free to MIT families, thanks to financial support from Westgate, Site 4 and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect.

If you live off-campus, please register here

If you live in Westgate or Site4, send us an email to and we will connect you with the Parents Program Coordinators there.