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FAQs

Commonly asked questions about Orientation and move-in are detailed below.

What type of furniture is already in the dorm and what size beds so that I know what to buy?

June 4, 2021

Dorms usually have a desk with drawers, a chair (wooden; you might consider getting a cushion for it), a twin XL mattress (extra-long mattresses) and bed frame (sheets/linens not included), a closet of some form for hanging clothes, shelves, drawers for clothes, and a trash can. 

What type of transportation does MIT provide for students?

June 4, 2021

Most students walk from their dorm to main campus. Those who live in dorms that are farther from main campus often have their own bikes. The Institute provides several shuttle services through and beyond campus.

How do I get to MIT from Logan Airport?

June 4, 2021

If you don’t want to take a taxi cab (at least $40), take the MBTA from the airport to MIT. Look for the Silver Line, which is actually a bus. You can pay your fare on the bus. Get off at the last stop, South Station. At South Station follow signs to the Red Line […]

When do FPOPs programs take place?

June 2, 2021

A: The programs run from Wednesday, August 25- Saturday, August 28 or Wednesday, August 25- Sunday, August 29.  There are a few exceptions and each has its own start time. Please read the “Specifics” section for each program for more detail. All students will participate in the FPOP BBQ on Tuesday, August 24.

Can all first-year students participate in FPOPs?

June 2, 2021

 Yes but space is limited for each program, so all interested students must apply. We do our best to enroll you in one of your top three choices.

When will Orientation take place this year?

May 24, 2021

Your arrival date to MIT for the fall semester will vary depending on if you’re participating in an FPOP program, are a fall athlete, or are an International Student. Please review the arrival and check-in page for details. All students must be checked-in for Orientation by 8pm on Saturday, August 28. Orientation begins August 29 […]