Beginning July 1, 2018, MIT enhanced its Paid Parental Leave policy to provide eligible new parents with up to 20 days of paid leave, which must be taken within 6 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.

MIT Paid Leave for New Parents

MIT Paid Leave for New Parents

If you have decided (or are deciding) to become a parent, you may be wondering how MIT can support you along the way. With an endless amount of information to consider and choices to make, it’s hard to know which path will best meet your family’s unique situation and needs.

If you are an expectant or new parent and are benefits-eligible at MIT, this information is intended to explain the options available to help you balance the responsibilities of being a new parent with those of your job—including the ins and outs of family leave benefits. As you embark on this exciting journey, we want to take away some of the guesswork, so that you can begin to focus on what matters most: caring for and bonding with your child. 

To access the information that is most pertinent to you, choose the option below that best describes your particular situation: 

Important Action Steps for New Parents

Get a downloadable, printable timeline (PDF) of the key steps that new parents need to take when planning and taking maternity and/or parental leave.

Have Questions?

Please review the FAQs for New Parents.

Contact the MIT Disabilities Services and Medical Leaves Office at 617.253.4572 or hr-dsmlo@mit.edu if you have additional questions.