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The First Year at MIT

Advising Right Now: Orientation Advising Meetings

You will have two opportunities to meet with your advisees: First as an advising group on Tuesday, August 30, and then individually with each on Thursday, Sept 1.

Tuesday, August 30: Initial Group Advising Meeting, from 3:30-5:00 pm, your office or location of your choosing.

This dedicated meeting time is meant to bring together your Associate Advisor and freshman advisees together for an initial group meeting to make introductions, set advising expectations, and arrange individual registration appointments for Thursday, Sept 1. If your office is not large enough to hold your advising group, you can designate another site, e.g., departmental conference room.

If you will NOT be on campus because you are traveling, your UAAP advising consultant will gather your advising group with your associate advisor on Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Student Center.

This dedicated time provides a great opportunity to meet with your advising group as a whole to lay the groundwork for your relationship with them and to set some advising expectations. Don't forget to:

Thursday, Sept 1 Individual Registration Meetings, between 8am and 4:30pm

This first individual meeting is to get acquainted, set expectations of each other's role in the advising relationship, and register the student for Fall classes.

Critical deadline: All freshmen must complete their registration no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 1. This means that you have met with the student, electronically approved the student's registration form, and that the student has clicked on "submit" to finalize his/her registration.

See Registration Instructions for details on the registration process, including tips and advice to facilitate individual registration meetings.

If you will not be available to register your advisees on or before Thursday, Sept 1: Please be in immediate contact with Dean Elizabeth Young in the UAAP to discuss alternate arrangements for getting your advisees registered. In most cases your designated UAAP advising consultant will be your stand-in and can approve your advisees' Online Registration forms on your behalf.

Possible questions to start the registration conversation:

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