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Critical dates and events for this point in the term - please check back regularly.

Critical Summer Actions and Deadlines

Here are the first key deadlines you must meet as a new MIT student. Items must be received by MIT or completed online by 5 PM US Eastern Daylight Time on the date given, unless otherwise specified.

Please note: First Year Housing Lottery/Application dates are TBD. We will let you know when this application opens.





  • August 1: Submit your Emergency Contact Information form on WebSIS (mandatory). MIT needs to have your emergency information. Please discuss this with your parents or guardians and then fill out both your Personal Emergency Contact and Campus Emergency Notification (MITAlert) information on WebSIS. Re-check your information at the beginning of each term or whenever your emergency information changes.
  • August 6: Math Diagnostic for Physics (8.01) and Math (18.01) Placement - 8AM-8PM (EDT). This placement exam is mandatory for all incoming first year students. Details will appear in the Orientation Schedule available August 1. 
  • August 15: Your Online Advising Folder is available.
  • August 17-21: virtual Pre-Orientation Programs will occur. Dates for each FPOP are listed here: click the program name on the right side pane to view.
  • August 23-28: virtual Orientation programming. Schedule is available via the Guidebook mobile appPlease note: we will continue to add virtual programs/events to the schedule through mid-August.
  • August 25-26: You will meet with your advisor to registeron either Tuesday, August 25 or Wednesday, August 26 - your advisor will email you to schedule.
  • August 27: You must be fully registered for your fall classes by 5:00 pm (EDT) on Thursday, August 27.
  • August 27: Health insurance waiver deadline - see for details.



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