Incoming Grads --we're wrapping it up. We hope you’ve settled into your semester, the community and graduate studies at MIT.

To help us better welcome and familiarize incoming graduate students in the future, we’ve compiled a survey about the Graduate Orientation programming. The survey should not take you more than 10 minutes, and it will greatly assist us in understanding what we did well and more importantly what we need to improve.  

This survey is facilitated by Qualtrics through the Institutional Research Office; individual entries will not be disclosed to encourage candid participation, data security and to protect the participants’ anonymity. At the end of the survey, you will be redirected to an entry form to be eligible to win one of ten $25 Tech Cash Prizes!  Please complete the survey by next Wednesday, Oct. 30th 2019 at 5:00pm.

The survey  was sent by email to the incoming list-- please check there for the URL

As usual, the GSC is here to help you. The GSC Help Desk that is intended to answer any and all of your questions and point you to the right resources at MIT. If you need it, simply email grad-help@mit.edu and they’ll take it from there.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing from you!

Somesh Mohapatra and the GSC Orientation Team

For past events and references, check out the Graduate Orientation Booklet.

Please add the following calendars to your Google, Apple, or Outlook calendar. They will be an important means of communication throughout your MIT experience:

The above links will open your calendar app and ask whether you want to subscribe to the respective calendars. These calendars will be added separately from your personal calendar, and can be easily toggled or removed. Once the calendars are added, your calendar app will automatically discover new events for the rest of your stay at MIT! For more information and FAQs, click here.


The schedule and locations of all events are subject to change. Please refer to this website periodically for the most up-to-date schedule. All off-campus events are within walking distance, reachable by public transportation or transportation is provided.

 Once you arrive on campus you will be receiving the weekly GSC Anno, our weekly newsletter – a briefing on graduate activities.