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Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation events will be offered in person on Saturday, August 26 – Monday, August 28. 

The Parent and Family Orientation Schedule can be found here. Upon checking in, you can pick up a orientation schedule booklet.

Register for Parent and Family Orientation has closed, but we can register you day of. Please note: Events may be added or modified leading up to August 26. If you ordered tickets to some events, you will get these at check in If you have questions, please email us at

Parent and Family Orientation Hotel Block

We have a hotel block from August 28th – September 4th for our parent and family members who are coming at the Hyatt. Please book a room via this link. Any available rooms for the nights you select will be visible to you. There is a limited number of rooms available each night.

Saturday, August 26

This is the first day of Parent Orientation. Parents will be able to check in and speak with Orientation Leaders and some of the Office of the First Year staff to answer initial questions. This day is not heavy with programming as it is a major First Year Student Move In Day.

Tentative Schedule:

Check In for Parents and Families

Campus Tours

Spirit of Boston Cruise

Please note: members of the Class of 2027 will be participating in other programming on campus while this cruise occurs – this event is just for parents/family members!

Sunday, August 27

Major Parent Orientation events will being this day. We will run check in again for parents where they can speak with Orientation Leaders and some of the Office of the First Year staff.

Tentative Schedule:

Parent and Family Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency

Check in for Parents and Families

Academic Panel

Campus Tour

Fraternity, Sorority and Independent Living Group Panel

MIT Dining Panel

Housing and Residential Services

Jazz Night

Monday, August 28

Monday is the last day of Parent Orientation with some more large scale events and sessions. The program will conclude by 4pm.

Tentative Schedule:

Residence Hall Open Houses

President Kornbluth’s Convocation

Dean for Student Life Lunch

UROP Panel

Purchase a Class of 2027 Class Photo

Each year, the First Year students take their class photo on the last day of Orientation. This is a great photo to hold on to for years to come. You may purchase a class photo at this link under “MIT Orientation”.

Please note: Photos will be delivered to our office for your student to pick up in the late fall.