Arrival at MIT Checklist

Arrival at MIT

  • Complete iMIT Online Check-In Process after arrival in the U.S.
    You cannot request an MIT ID card without completing this process.
  • Attend mandatory Student Immigration Information Session
    Bring your passport, I-20/DS-2019 and a copy of your electronic I-94 to the session. Critical information regarding your student legal status will be given at the ISO session.
  • Obtain MIT ID Card (Atlas Service Center, E17-106)
    Save time at the card office by uploading your own photo at in advance. Click “Submit ID Photo” to review the checklist and upload your photo.
  • Enroll in MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan (Room E23-308)
    MIT Graduate students are automatically enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Insurance plan. All dependents and non-degree students must enroll IN PERSON. Find more information about the MIT Student Health Plan.
  • Register via MIT Online Registration
  • Attend ISO Welcome events
    Not available for Spring & Summer arrival. Fall scheduled events will be announced mid-summer.
  • MIT Graduate Student Orientation (GSC) http://gsc.mitedu/

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office and speak with your ISO advisor.