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The First Year at MIT

Advising Right Now: Welcome E-mails to Advisees

No later than August 12, the UAAP will send you an e-mail list of your new freshman advisees, with their names, gender, and MIT e-mail addresses.

Using their MIT e-mail addresses, please send your freshman advisees a welcome e-mail by Monday, August 22. The purpose of this e-mail is not only to say "Welcome to MIT", but more importantly, to give your freshmen critical information about who you are, and arrangements for meeting with advisees during Orientation week. We've provided some guidelines below as well as a couple of sample letters if you're not sure what to write.

Important dates to include in your welcome letters can be found below or on the Advising Timeline and Orientation Advising Meetings pages.

Guidelines for Your Welcome Letter

It's your choice whether to send the e-mail to your entire advising group, or to send each student an individualized message.

Please copy Elizabeth Young ( on your messages, so she'll have a record in case any advisee forgets the information.

If you know that you will not be on campus to meet or register your advisees on Sept. 1, please let Elizabeth know. Your UAAP advising consultant will most likely be the person filling in for you, so check in with her or him about what to tell your advisees.

Your letter need not be lengthy, but should contain information about:

See Orientation Advising Meetings for more information.


Contact Elizabeth Young (, x3-6786) or Leslie Bottari (, x4-7600) if you have any questions or problems.