Timeline, recordings & resources


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.

Wednesday, May 311:30am ETWebinar: International Students – Life at MIT (Student-hosted!)
Tuesday, May 1610am ETWebinar: International Students Office (Watch the recording, Touchstone authentication required)
Wednesday, May 241pm ETWebinar: Navigating Health Insurance and MIT Medical (Watch the recording)
Thursday, May 252pm ETWebinar: Enrolling Your Children in K-12 School (Watch the recording, Touchstone authentication required)
Wednesday, June 712pm ETWebinar: Academic Integrity: Understanding MIT’s Expectations of You (Watch the recording, Touchstone authentication required)
Monday, July 31Deadline for required trainings (Sexual Assault Prevention and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Thursday, August 1011am – 12pmFinancial 101 webinar (Watch the recording and view the slides, Touchstone authentication required)
Tuesday, August 222 – 3pmLibraries 101 webinar (Watch the recording and view the slides, Touchstone authentication required)
Saturday, August 2610am-2pmWhale Watching Tour (boat cruise)
Sunday, August 2712 – 2pmGraduate Student Welcome Lunch with President Kornbluth
Monday, August 286 – 10:30pmRed Sox Game
Tuesday, Aug. 298amThe English Evaluation Test (EET) (for for international graduate students from non-English-language academic backgrounds).
Tuesday, August 29EveningInternational Students Office Reception
Wednesday, August 305:30pm to form teams; 6pm for huntGSC Scavenger Hunt
Meet at Walker Memorial (Bldg 50)
Thursday, August 315 – 8pmSocial at the Sailing Pavilion
Friday, September 12:30 – 4:30pmAssociation of Student Activities (ASA) Midway. Learn about hundreds of MIT’s student organizations with a wide variety of activities and interests including cultural and religious groups. ASA is a joint committee of the MIT Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the MIT Undergraduate Association (UA).
Tuesday, September 512 – 2pmGrad Resource Navigation Day. Learn about the many offices and programs available to support your MIT experience — and collect swag!
Tuesday, September 55 – 8pmGSC Welcome Dinner
Walker Memorial (Bldg 50)
Learn about GSC activities, programs, funding, advocacy, and engagement. The dinner is casual and we’ll have food from Moyzilla food truck.
Thursday, September 77pmPride Welcome
Join us for our annual queer orientation event! Food (including vegetarian and vegan options) will be provided. Check MIT Grad Orientation email for location details.
Monday, September 116 – 7pmTaste of Boston
The “Taste of” events are a series of dinner events that serve food from certain cities, regions, or countries. Come explore the food of your new home at this event. Bring your own utensils and plates to be more sustainable! Check MIT Grad Orientation email for location details.
Tuesday, September 125:30 – 6:30pmGraduate First Generation/Low-Income (GFLI) Welcome Event
Have some food and socialize with other GFLI students! Check MIT Grad Orientation email for location details.
Thursday, September 145 – 6:30pmGraduate Students of Color Welcome
Check MIT Grad Orientation email for location details.
Sunday, September 245 – 6pmFamilies event: Bubblemania
RSVP required; more information coming soon
Thursday, October 1911 – 12pmCoffee, Croissants, and CAPD

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

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