GECD Says Good-by to Building 12, Hello to Kendall Square

Melanie Parker, Executive Director, GECD & Nora Delaney, Staff Writer and Advisor, GECD

Buidling E39Following a rousing “Good-by to Building 12” party in late June, GECD moved from Building 12 to E39 at 55 Hayward Street, in the heart of Kendall Square.  GECD is now located in the same building as Cosi and Rebecca’s Café, across the street from the Marriott Hotel.  GECD’s Career Services, Global Education, and Prehealth Advising staff are all on the third floor of E39, with improved on-campus recruiting and interviewing offices on the second floor. Employers can meet students with more privacy and there are even changing rooms and lockers, so students can change into an interview outfit and store their personal items. The office also includes much-needed presentation space and well-appointed reception areas.  The relocation to E39 offers many new features, but its location also offers some challenges, particularly to MIT undergraduates.

Graduate students have adapted well to the new location, with its close proximity to many labs and workplaces.  The location has created some barriers for undergraduates, however, due to the distance from most of their classes and residences.  GECD is working to ameliorate these challenges, including a new satellite office in Building 5 that should open later in the fall term and the creation of new virtual services, allowing students to access information and resources on demand.  GECD asks that the DUE community help spread the word to students about the move. 

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new location. We'll be celebrating with an open house for faculty and staff, on October 9 from 3-5 p.m. Don’t wait until then – come by for a tour of the new space.   We appreciate the DUE community’s help with referring students to our new location for proactive career, prehealth and global education advice and services!

Editors Note: With the closure of Building 12, several other DUE Offices have moved:

  • Office of Faculty Support moved to 35-443
  • Teaching and Learning Laboratory moved to E39-207
  • DUE Desktop Support moved to 24-013
  • OME's Tutorial Services Room (TSR) moved to 16-159