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

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During Orientation 2014, you will have many opportunities to mingle with your new classmates as well as MIT faculty and staff. You'll have the chance to explore academic options, campus/student life programs, MIT residences, the campus and its resources, and the Boston/Cambridge area.

Orientation 2014 includes pre-orientation programs (FPOPs) offered right before the official beginning of orientation, the President's convocation, faculty lectures, and an academic expo where you'll get to meet faculty and administrators from academic departments and programs. You'll also be participating in various special orientation programs and events designed to introduce you to life at MIT.

Orientation Arrival & Check-In dates are as follows:

Orientation Schedule

The Orientation schedule can be found in the Hitchhiker's Guide. You can also download the Hitchhiker's Guide as a PDF document..

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If you have any Orientation questions that are not addressed on this site, please feel free to email the Orientation staff at or call 617-253-6772. Our office is open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

We look forward to meeting you when you arrive!