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