Arrival at MIT Checklist

Arrival at MIT

  • Complete iMIT Online Check-In Process after arrival in the U.S.
    You cannot register for courses at MIT without completing this process.
  • Attend mandatory ISO Student Immigration Information 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.
  • MIT Student Health Insurance Plan
    MIT Graduate students are automatically enrolled in the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP). All dependents (spouse and children of MIT students) must be enrolled directly with the MIT Student Insurance Office. To enroll, or if you have questions about your student health insurance plan, you may contact the MIT Student Insurance Office by email ( or by phone (617-253-1322). Find more information about the MIT Student Health Plans here.
  • Register via MIT Online Registration
  • Attend ISO Welcome events
    Not available for Spring & Summer arrival. Fall scheduled events will be announced in the summer.
  • MIT Graduate Student Orientation through Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and Grad Student Council (GSC)-

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