Welcome to MIT 2021 Incoming Grads

Flyer on upcoming Grad Housing informationCongratulations on being admitted to MIT!

On behalf of the Graduate Student Council (GSC), we’d like to welcome you to MIT!

Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on travel, visas, and our campus operations, you no doubt have questions about what life on campus will be like. President Reif recently sent a letter outlining a framework for the Institute’s approach to summer and fall operations. We encourage you to read the letter if you haven’t already.

For incoming graduate students, their department graduate administrator is their main contact for institute and program compliance. Then in a departure from other grad school orientation models,  MIT's Graduate Orientation is unique in that current MIT graduate students serve as hosts to introduce broader community graduate programming. These volunteers offer timely, first hand, student-to-student perspective and basic information on graduate life at MIT.

To help you, as an incoming student acclimate to life on campus, current graduate students who serve on the GSC Orientation Committee propose and organize social, academic, and informational events for 2021 Graduate Student Orientation.  The committee starts by hosting pre-seminars and online information sessions and when possible, we'll adapt our activities and communications to suit the needs and policies on acceptable health and safety practices.

To start the Grad Orientation Committee has been setting up a webinar series hosted by the current grads and various MIT offices.  See 2020 Pre-campus Programs tab for more details and links to recordings for: