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Independent Activities Period

The Independent Activities Period (IAP) is a special four week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.  

For five decades, IAP has provided members of the MIT community (students, faculty, staff, and alums) with a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities, including how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals and contests. 

IAP 2022 begins on Monday, January 3, 2022 and ends on Friday, January 28, 2022Visit the IAP site for details starting this fall.