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, 102 & 103 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 schedule.
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 9. There will be good company and free food and drink!
Welcome to MIT!
You’re going to have an amazing time here, and everyone here in the Graduate Student Council (GSC) is excited to meet you. At MIT, you will not only develop your technical skills in your field of study, but you will further develop as a person. The GSC helps with this development by orienting you, then providing avenues for social and intellectual growth through our various committees. MIT is a place of opportunities, awaiting to be discovered, and the possibilities are endless. One of the best pieces of advice for starting out in graduate school is to get involved and interconnected into the “ONE MIT” community. The GSC fosters collaboration within the graduate population, and serves as the liaison between graduate students and the administration, faculty, staff, undergraduates, and alumni. Enhancing graduate life since 1953, the GSC has been influential in making long term positive changes at MIT. We have advocated for increases in graduate housing, transportation options around campus, health insurance coverage, dental options, and graduate stipends (to name a few). These successes were made possible by passionate students such as yourself becoming engaged with the GSC and the MIT community. I look forward to working with you as you get involved in the ONE MIT community.
GSC President, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric Science
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