So many events. So little time.

With more than 50 events spanning 21 days, there are no shortage of events during MIT Orientation. Learn the basics at Grad School 101 and get your groove on at the Boston Boat Cruise. Meet students from across the Institute at the inaugural ONE MIT Welcome Picnic and explore the countryside on our Apple Picking trip. For more information on the schedule of events, check out our Orientation Calendar.

Click here for a PDF version of the calendar

Send us your best shots.

Come selfies, come group shots, come all. Send us your best pictures from MIT Orientation and have a chance to win $500 in prizes. Pictures can be submitted on Twitter by tagging #orientmit or by sending to Make sure to include a description of what you’re doing and who you’re with – we don’t want to miss out on any of the exciting details. You can download the official rules here.

Who is planning all this stuff, anyway?

Orientation is planned entirely by students like you! Be on the lookout for volunteers in red shirts during Orientation – these friendly individuals are current students that are helping welcome you to the MIT community. If you’d like to learn about ways to become more involved, we encourage you to meet us and other members of the Graduate Student Council at the GSC Open House on September 3. There will be good company and free food and drink!

Orientation Blog

Check out our blog for up-to-date information on what’s going on behind the scenes as we prepare for your arrival. You can also learn about different resources and student groups on the MIT campus. We’ll be updating the blog throughout Orientation, so make sure to check back for updates!

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