Timeline, recordings & resources

2024 Timeline

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available, including location and registration information, as applicable. Due to campus construction, locations are subject to change and will be released closer to the event dates.

DateTime (Eastern)Event
Thursday, May 239:30am-10:45amInternational Students Webinar: Getting Started
View recording (Touchstone authentication required)
June 512pm-1:00pmWebinar: Resources for Families
View recording (Touchstone authentication required); review list of questions and answers from the webinar
June 1411am – 12:30pmWebinar: International Students – Life at MIT (Student-hosted)
Monday, June 24End of dayDeadline for required trainings (Sexual Assault Prevention and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Academic Integrity)
August 611am – 12pm Student Financial Services webinar
August 131pm-2pmMIT Libraries webinar
Sunday, August 2511am-12pmOrientation check-in
Sunday, August 2512 – 2pmGraduate Student Welcome Lunch with President Kornbluth
Tuesday, Aug. 278:30am – 12pmThe English Evaluation Test (EET) (for for international graduate students from non-English-language academic backgrounds).
Tuesday, Aug. 279am – 12:30pmConcurrent “choose your own adventure” sessions; learn about the Institute’s various offices and resources
Tuesday, Aug. 271:30pm – 5pmConcurrent “choose your own adventure” sessions; learn about the Institute’s various offices and resources
Thursday, August 299am – 12:15pmCentral orientation presentations: Essential resources
Thursday, August 2912:30pm – 1:30pmNetworking lunch
Tuesday, September 312 – 2pmGrad Resource Fair. Learn about the many offices and programs available to support your MIT experience — and collect swag!
Saturday, September 710am – 12pmFamilies event

You can find additional campus events outside of the Orientation schedule at the MIT Events Calendar.

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