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Orientation Sessions

All international students are required by immigration law to go through an immigration orientation session with the ISO upon arrival to MIT. During this immigration session, an ISO advisor will discuss immigration documents, how to maintain legal status, employment in the US, travel, and other miscellaneous important information.

MIT students will not be able to complete enrollment registration for your term until you have attended an ISO Orientation Session. Students may wish to schedule the earliest ISO Orientation Session available after your arrival to MIT. New students - Please see the ISO letter that was included with your immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) for more details.

All incoming MIT international students must also complete the Online Check-In forms  AFTER you arrive in the U.S. This is required, so you will not be able to request your MIT ID card or complete enrollment registration for your term until you have completed the Online Check-In.

New Undergraduate Students

New International Undergraduate Students have a mandatory ISO Immigration Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, August 22. Please do NOT sign up for a session on iMIT.

Undergraduate Students - If you are a new undergraduate student, DO NOT sign up for an ISO Orientation Session on iMIT. Your full orientation schedule is available on our website. You are expected to attend the Orientation Program and NOT required to sign up for any sessions in iMIT.  However, you must still complete the Online Check-In process as instructed.

Non-Degree Students

Students participating in the Visiting Student Program and Advanced Study Program students should sign up for the appropriate orientation sessions on  CME Exchange students and Undergraduate students in the MIT Special Student Program will receive specific information about the ISO orientation session from your program coordinator and should NOT sign up for a session on iMIT.

Graduate Students

SCM, SDM, Sloan MBA, CRE graduate students will have specific ISO orientation sessions scheduled through your department, so you do NOT need to sign up for a session on iMIT.  Please contact your department for more information.  Sloan MBA students should sign up for ISO sessions at:

Sloan MBA International Student Office Orientation Session: Session 1
Sloan MBA International Student Office Orientation Session: Session 2

All other graduate students should use the information below to sign up for an ISO Orientation Session.

  1. 1. Login to and click "Full Client Services for Students"
  2. 2. Enter your kerberos/email information to log in
  3. 3. After logging into your iMIT account, click on the “Session Sign-ups” menu
  4. 4. Select the appropriate ISO Orientation session for your visa type and program

More Information

Additional links to orientation information at MIT is available at the links below:

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