(a) Expand upon current programs (e.g. Core Blitz, Meet the Profs, lab tours).
(b) Introduce new events (i.e. Faculty Panel.) to stimulate intellectual excitement.
(c) Workshops on issues facing today's college student (e.g., diversity, harassment, alcohol awareness, etc.).
(d) Opportunities for developing social and personal skills. Orientation "Charm School" and mini-IAP activities with staff, upper-class students, faculty and alumni.
(e) A presentation on the counseling and support services available to students (i.e. Deans Office, MIT Medical, MedLinks, Nightline, Campus Police, etc.).
(f) Design orientation events that center around multiple small group settings (MOYA group, advising group, temporary residence assignment group). Repeated contact between freshmen within a small group setting is the best way for them to meet faculty and staff and others in their class.
(a) Early FAS meetings
(b) Activities in temporary residences
(c) Panel discussions
(d) House Fellows throughout the year
(e) Faculty at the opening night dinner
(f) Fun hands-on activities
(a) Summer receptions in home towns of alumni and students.
(b) Increase the excitement of attending a world-class institution. Assemble an Alumni Panel of notable MIT graduates each year to discuss with freshmen their post-graduation experiences and the benefits an MIT education affords.
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