Student Service Offices
We encourage your advisees to discuss any area of their lives with you, but we certainly don't expect you to be an expert on everything. Many MIT offices and divisions work together to keep students enrolled, paid for, housed, healthy, academically successful, and prepared for careers. Feel free to refer students to the following, or contact them yourself to learn more about their services.
- Student Services Center: The Student Services Center in 11-120 offers one-stop information from Student Financial Services, Student Employment, and the Registrar's Office. Their website has extensive detail about financial aid, billing and payment, and student employment.
- Student Financial Services: Information, forms, and publications for students and parents parents about paying for an MIT education—helpful background for an advisor. Don't miss the Director's Blog: it's full of useful tips as well as weird humor.
- Housing: Specifics on each of the residence halls; housing application procedures, forms and deadlines; details on the special housing programs; and answers to commonly asked questions.
- Athletics and Physical Education: Directory of coaches (useful if your advisee is too busy with practice and games to contact you). Details of the Physical Education requirement; listings and schedules for PE classes; information on club, intramural, and varsity sports. MIT
- Global Education and Career Development Center: Lots of resources for finding summer internships, global opportunities, and planning for after graduation, including a downloadable Career Development Workbook, industry and interview guides, workshop schedules, and programs with alumni.
- Dean of Student Life: Describes the many offices supervised by the DSL. Includes a handy online list of resources, from Alcohol to T Passes, with Dining, Fraternities/Sororities/ILGs, and Religious Life in between.