MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For Associate Advisors
The First Year at MIT

Advising Fundamentals: Working with Freshmen in your Dorm

Advising freshmen goes beyond your assigned advising group. Under the direction of the Associate Advisor Steering Committee, you are expected to collaborate with associate advisors in your dorm to provide in-house support and after hour academic resources for the freshmen.

One of the ways in which you are able to make yourself accessible to the freshmen is by identifying yourself. At AA Orientation in August, you will receive an AA sticker that you will post on your dorm door to let freshmen know that you are available to answer questions, provide support and refer to campus resources.

A list of associate advisors living in your dorm will be provided to the front desk staff, the Housemaster, GRT and Area Director at the beginning of the academic year. The goal is to build a comprehensive support system for the freshmen in every dorm.

Supporting the freshmen in your dorm includes organizing academic programs to help student throughout the year. See Organizing Advising Activities & Academic Events for more information on planning on planning academic programs.