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Transition weekend

The Institute will be officially closed from noon on Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 until 9am on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000.

As always, emergency telephone numbers and facilities, including those for Campus Police, MIT Medical and Facilities will remain in service throughout this period. However, because of the possibility for unanticipated systems problems due to the Y2K transition, some additional services will be on call for the entire long weekend.

(MIT has made every effort to assure that its phone system will be fully operational through the transition period, although the Institute cannot guarantee that all outside phone systems will also function. However, major service providers, including Bell Atlantic, AT&T and RCN, have mounted major Y2K compliance efforts and are expressing confidence in their systems.)

Here is the list of services that members of the MIT community will be able to reach by telephone during the Y2K transition:

Police, medical or public safety emergencies:

Call Campus Police at 253-1212

Building or utility-related problems:

253-4948 ("FIXIT" from an MIT campus phone)

Y2K information updates, or to report a Y2K-related problem not covered by the numbers listed above:


Non-emergency medical inquires:


MIT Computing Help Desk:

253-1101 (Macintosh), 253-1102 (Windows), 253-1103 (UNIX/VMS)

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 17, 1999.

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