Welcome to MIT 2021 Incoming Grads!

GSC Orientation Covid

On behalf of the Graduate Student Council (GSC), we are pleased to welcome all incoming 2021 graduate students to MIT! We are excited to meet you and share with you everything that makes MIT a unique and thrilling place to learn, research, and innovate. We hope you can join us either in-person or virtually at our Grad Orientation Events. Look here for questions on the MIT Covid-19 policy or vaccination requirements, or find resources on housing, moving, and grocery shopping

Ask your GSC!

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It's that time of year where you might need some grad-to-grad advice. With this form, you can submit questions and get the perspective of grads who've been through what you're going through now. Submit your questions here.

Important Resources and Information


We greatly appreciate the sponsorship by MIT COOP and MIT Federal Credit Union.



September 8: Refuge/Christian Worship

September 9: Federal Politics: How it Works & How You Can Make an Impact

September 9: Grad Activity & Resource Fair

September 10: GWAMIT Orientation Women's Welcome Lunch

September 10: SidPac Dance Party

September 10: Grad Rat Ring Reception

September 11: SidPac Games Night

September 11: Walking Tour of Freedom Trail (at capacity)

September 12: SidPac Brunch

Past Events and Recordings

 Grad  School 101 logoGRAD 101 Webinar Series 

Below are Panopto links to the video recordings as well as an option to download as a podcast. Touchstone authentication required.

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May 25, 2021 - MIT International Students Office (ISO) Webinar RecordingSlide Deck 

Webinars are accessible on Panopto with MIT Touchstone / Kerberos (@mit.edu) authentication.

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MIT Medical & MIT Health Plan webinar recording

MIT Medical & MIT Health Plan Slide Presentation (pdf) for reference.

Webinars are accessible on Panopto with MIT Touchstone / Kerberos (@mit.edu) authentication.

Wondering about holidays? Deadlines? Finals?  The Registrar's Office offers a pdf or customizable app downloads for your phone in the left menu of the calendar page.