International Undergraduate Student Orientation begins on Monday, August 19, 2019. All new international students, including transfer students are required to attend the mandatory events that will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 19th and 20th. The events are for students only. Please make your travel plans and other arrangements accordingly.
|Monday, August 19|
|9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Welcome Breakfast & Introduction
Rise to the delicious aroma of your first breakfast at MIT and the friendly chatter of your fellow international students.
|La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center, W20-202|
|10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Financial Aid, Loans and Banking (Mandatory)
Our presenters are staff from the MIT student accounts, loans, financial aid offices as well as the MIT Federal Credit Union.
|11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||Medical Center Presentation (Mandatory)
Learn about medical services and insurance, and get tips on how to access critical information and wellness resources.
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Picnic Lunch and Group Photo
Join your classmates and mentors for your first lunch in Killian! Eat, chat, relax, and show us your best smile for our only group photo.
Rain Location: Lobby 13
|1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.||Student Support Services (Mandatory)
Meet the friendly staff of S^3 and learn about their services, support and advocacy.
|2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Cultural Awareness Presentation (Mandatory)
This presentation addresses how to communicate more effectively in a global community.
|4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.||MIT 101 (Mandatory)
You are now an MIT student. So, what is that like? Learn about life at MIT and receive tips from upperclassmen in this fun, interactive session.
|5:15 p.m. -8:00 p.m.||Dinner at Maseeh Hall|
|Tuesday, August 20|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Breakfast
||La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center W20-202|
|10:15 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.||Immigration Session (Mandatory)
Lean critical immigration information that you need to know as an MIT student.
|12:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Academic Integrity (Mandatory)
Learn how, why and when you cite sources and other critical writing/research tips during this interactive seminar.
|1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.||Picnic Lunch||Killian Court, Rain Location: Lobby 13|
|2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Undergraduate Research Programs
MIT’s UROP program began in 1969 and it is one of the earliest of its kind in the US. Today the program has thousands of projects for undergraduate students at MIT. You will learn about UROPs, SuperUROPs and MiniUROPs
|5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||BBQ Dinner with the Office of the First Year
FPOP students will join their groups. All other students will eat separately but adjacent.
|BBQ Pits by Kresge Oval|
|Wednesday, August 21|
|9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Breakfast||W11, Main Dining Room|
|10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Career Advising and Professional Development||Room 4-270|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.||Scavenger Hunt
Explore the MIT Campus and learn more about Institute folklore and its infamous building numbers.
|Leave from Killian Court|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch||W11, Main Dining Hall|
|1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Shopping Trip - Bus to the Watertown Target/Arsenal Mall Students must sign up. (45 students limit).||Pick-up on Amherst Street in front of McCormick Hall|
|5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||Dinner at Maseeh Hall (be on time; dinner ends at 8:30 p.m.)||Meet @ W20 Steps to walk in group|
|Thursday, August 22|
|9:00 a.m. –9:45 a.m.||Breakfast
||W11, Main Dining Room|
|10:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.||Classroom Expectations||Room 4 –270|
|11:00pm –12:00 p.m.||Friendship & Relationships||Room 4 –270|
|12:00pm –1:30 p.m.||Lunch||W11, Main Dining Room|
|12:00pm –5:00 p.m.||Discover Boston||Meet @ W20|
|5:00pm –8:30 p.m.||Dinner at Maseeh Hall (dinner ends at 8:30)|
|Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24
Students not participating in FPOPs will be eating Lunch and Dinner at Maseeh Hall. All students participating in FPOPs MUST join their program for ALL meals starting on Wednesday, August 21 until Saturday, August 24.
Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m –12:30 p.m.
Dinner hours: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.