MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
for transfer students
The First Year at MIT

Countdown to Campus: When You Arrive

This page summarizes what you need to do when you arrive at MIT.

MIT ID/Meal Card

To get your permanent card you need to have your picture taken as soon as you arrive on campus by visiting the MIT Card Services officelocated in the basement of Stratton Student Center (W20-021) to have your photo taken and receive your permanent ID. The MIT Card Office and TechCASH Office are open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday except on the first and third Friday of every month when the hours of operation are 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Transfer Student Orientation

Your Orientation runs Thursday, January 28-Friday, January 29, 2016. See the Orientation schedule for complete details.

Academic Departments

You should have arranged to meet with the Academic Administrator of your major department prior to your arrival. S/he will provide you with the details for meeting your faculty advisor who will assist you with your selection of classes for spring registration on Monday, February 1, 2016.