Welcome to the BioREFS website!

The BioREFS (Resource for Easing Friction and Stress) are here to provide MIT’s biology community with an independent resource to support, encourage, diffuse, and mediate during times of stress.

Here you’ll be able to find information about what the BioREFS do, our calendar, how to contact us and much more.

A spring social hour

Celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring with a social hour! Share some food and drinks with your colleagues and friends.

Thursday, March 26
5-6 PM
If you’re over 21, don’t forget your ID! See you there!
-The BioREFS-

Upcoming social hour

Happy November!

The BioREFS are hosting a Social Hour on Thursday, November 13th from 5-6 PM in 68-181. If you like delicious food and beverages and good company, please join us! If you are 21+, don’t forget to bring your ID.

Hope to see you there!
-The BioREFS-

Ice cream social hour

Summer’s almost over – but there’s still time for ice cream! Stop by and grab some of your favorite frozen treats…

Wednesday, August 27
3:30 PM

Hope to see you there!
-The BioREFS-

March Coffee Hour Tomorrow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Partying late tonight? Come wake up with us tomorrow! We’ll have coffee, scones, muffins, and more to help you get back into lab.

March 18, 2014
11 am


BioREFS social hour Monday, 4-5!

Come join us for a break to beat the Monday blues! We’ll have food, drink, and good company. It will be Monday, November 25th, 4-5 pm in 68-181. So plan your experiments wisely and don’t forget to bring your 21+ ID.
See you there!

Ice Cream Social Hour!

Hey everyone!!!

Miss out last time on an ice cream sandwich or a drumstick? Well, this WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 at 4 PM in 68-180 we will be having another ice cream social with TWICE the number of everyone’s favorite chocolaty items!!! So end the summer with some free ice cream!

See you there!

December 13th Coffee Hour!

Hey Everyone!


Come warm up and enjoy coffee and cookies this Thursday, December 13, in 68-180 at 11 AM with the BioREFS! It’s our last event of the semester so take advantage while you can!!


See you there!


September 24th Coffee Hour!

Hey Everyone!


Please join us Monday, September 24 in 68-121 at 10:30 AM for the first coffee

hour of the new year! What’s a better way to start off a Monday morning than

with free coffee and cookies?


See you there!


July 14th Social Hour!

Beat the heat with the some cool drinks and snacks, courtesy of the BioREFS. We also have some new faces in the group some come and say hi to them.

Who? You!
When? July 14th
Where? 2nd floor conference room of the Koch Institute
Why? Because you can
How? If you need to know then ask a BioREF!

Remember you can add the event to your google calendar from our google calendar.