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Welcome to MIT, Class of 2024!  We are excited to welcome you to the Institute at Orientation!

Welcome to MIT, Class of 2024!


We are excited to welcome you to the Institute! During and leading up to Orientation, you will explore academic options, learn about MIT Residence Life and other student life programs, and meet your Orientation Leaders and new classmates. Orientation includes Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs) offered right before the official beginning of Orientation. You'll also register for your first semester of classes and participate in various special orientation events and programs designed to introduce you to life at MIT.

Please explore this site, as it contains information about what you'll need to be doing this summer. All important dates and deadlines, including dates for FPOPs, Orientation, and Parent Orientation events, are available here.

The Orientation student schedule, including all Zoom/weblinks for events, is available via the mobile app, Guidebook. Virtual Orientation programming will begin Sunday, August 23 (Kickoff is at 3pm EDT) and go through Friday, August 28. Mandatory events for 2024s include:

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
    • ORIENTATION KICKOFF at 3pm EDT
    • FLAG MEETING immediately following Kickoff (link to join will be posted in Slack and on Guidebook)
    • SMALL GROUP #1 immediately following your Flag meeting (link will be posted in your #color-flag channel on Slack and in your specific small group channel)
  • MONDAY, AUGUST 24: ACADEMICS @ MIT at 11am EDT
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 28: ORIENTATION CLOSING at 12pm EDT
  • NOTE: you will meet with your first year advisor to register for classes during Orientation. Your advisor will contact you directly about setting up these meetings, before August 21. Your OL will also schedule Small Group Meetings #2-5 with your group on Sunday 8/23 during your first Small Group meeting.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Orientation Office at orientation-www@mit.edu or call 617-253-6772. We are available between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 

We look forward to meeting you soon!