Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Class of 2018
The First Year at MIT

Advising: Meeting your Freshman Advisor during Orientation

You will meet your freshman advisor and associate advisor during Orientation to get registered for your fall term classes. You will receive an email from your advisor in mid-late August with details about when and where your first advising meeting will be held.

You will first meet your advisor as part of your advising group on Tuesday, August 26, and then individually with your advisor to complete your registration on Thursday, August 28.

Welcome Email from Your Advisor

Your advisor will be sending you an email welcome message by August 22, with information about him/herself and specific instructions for meeting during Orientation week. If you do not receive an email by Friday, August 22, be sure to email Dean Elizabeth Young (

Initial Advising Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 3:30-5:00 pm, you will meet in your advisor's office or another location specified in their welcome email.

This is an initial group meeting to meet your advisor, associate advisor and the other freshmen in your advising group and to arrange individual registration meetings.

Individual Registration Meetings

By 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 28, you must be fully registered for your fall classes.

See the Fall Registration page in the Academics section for complete registration information.