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International Undergraduate Orientation Schedule

International Undergraduate Student Orientation begins on Monday, August 21, 2017. All new international students, including transfer students are required to attend the mandatory events that will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 21st and 22nd. The events are for students only. Please make your travel plans and other arrangements accordingly.

Monday, August 21
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome Breakfast & Introduction
Rise to the delicious aroma of your first breakfast at MIT and the friendly chatter of your fellow international students.

La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center, W20-202
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Banking, Loans, & Financial Aid (Mandatory)
Our presenters are staff from the MIT student accounts, loans, financial aid offices as well as the MIT Federal Credit Union.
Room 3-270
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Medical Center Presentation (Mandatory)
Learn about medical services and insurance, and get tips on how to access critical information and wellness resources.
Room 3-270
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Picnic Lunch and Group Photo
Join your classmates and mentors for your first lunch in Killian! Eat, chat, relax, and show us your best smile for our only group photo.
Killian Court
Rain Location: Lobby 13
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Immigration Session (Mandatory)
Learn critical immigration information that you need to know as an MIT student.
Room 3-270
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Support Services (Mandatory)
Meet the friendly staff of S^3 and learn about their services, support and advocacy.
Room 3-270
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. MIT 101 (Mandatory)
You are now an MIT student. So, what is that like? Learn about cultural differences and receive tips from upperclassment in this fun, interactive session.
Room 3-270
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Public Transportation Lab (Mandatory)
Hands-on introduction to public transportation. Walk to Kendall Square with your mentors and learn how to load your MIT card. You will need it tomorrow!
Room 3-270
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Dinner Break & Summer Night Social
Along with your mentors, explore the many eating options near campus. Then spend the evening playing games or chatting with your fellow students.
Meet @ Student Center Steps
Simons Game Room


Tuesday, August 22
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Start the day with a tasty breakfast of quiche, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh fruit.
La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center W20-202
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Cultural Awareness Presentation (Mandatory)
This presentation looks in depth at concepts of culture, culture shock, and states of adjustment.
Room 3-270
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Academic Integrity Presentation (Mandatory) Learn how, why, and when you cite sources and other critical writing/research tips during this interactive seminar. Room 3-270
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Killian Court, Rain Location: Lobby 13
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Charles River Cruise (box lunch)
Grab your lunch in Killian then make your way to Cambridgeside Galleria. We will cruise along the Charles for a narrated tour with spectacular views of Boston/Cambridge.
Cambridgeside Galleria Mall
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner Break and Movie Night
(Stay in the city or come back to campus. Bring money.)
Leave from Cambridgeside Galleria Mall
Wednesday, August 23
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Join us for pastries, coffee, tea, and juice.
10:15 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Explore MIT Campus and learn more about Institue folklore and its infamous building numbers.

Meet in front of Medical Blog (E-25)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shopping Trip - Bus to the Watertown Target
Students must sign up, space is limited.
Pick up on Amherst Street in front of McCormick Hall
5:00 p.m. Dinner & Summer Night Social
Along with your mentors, explore the many eating options near campus or in the city.
Meet @ Student Center Steps
Thursday, August 24
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Breakfast of pastries, coffee/tea and juice
Lewis Music Library
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Libraries Tour
Start at Lewis Music Library
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WMBR Radio Station Tour
Leave from Lewis Music Library
1:00pm – 5:00 p.m. Discover Boston*
Explore Chinatown, follow the Freedom Trail; visit some of the many museums that are free to MIT students; stroll along Newbury St. or Boston Common, or play in Quincy Market and the North End.

(*Bring money & your MIT ID with you.)
Meet @ Student Center Steps

TBA stands for “To Be Announced”

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