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Visiting HASTS

Prospective Student Visit Day

Monday, October 26, 2020

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern time
Live via Zoom

Registration for the Visit Day closed on October 19th. If you registered, you should have received a confimation email. If you registered but did not receive a confirmation email, please send an email to

HASTS offers this day so that prospective students can get a better understanding of what our program offers in terms of research and resources, and to help them decide if our program may be a good fit for them. Prospective students do not have to attend the visit day in order to apply to the Program.

The Zoom links, final agenda, and more will be sent to participants by October 23.

Tentative agenda
Overview of the HASTS program

Admissions tips: Presenting yourself as an applicant

Small Group Discussions with HASTS faculty

Small Group Discussions with current HASTS students

Please also take a moment to read the update on our Application page about the delayed timetable for deciding whether to admit new students for Fall 2021 and the delayed opening of our application for this admissions cycle.

Other ways to learn more about the HASTS community and MIT

You can also learn more about the academic interests of the scholars in our programs and the kinds of conversations we’re in dialog with by attending online seminars organized by our participating departments and exploring their websites:

STS (upcoming events, recorded events)

Fall webinar: The History of Now: Plagues and Pandemics Edition

You can also follow our programs through social media: Twitter (History, STS) and Facebook (STS). Find out more about the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences through their website, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

While primarily geared towards undergraduates, you may want to explore MIT’s Admissions Office’s Visit MIT page. Prospective students who can’t attend the Visit Day may consider contacting a HASTS faculty member or student who shares their research interests in order to talk more about the fit of their own research interests with HASTS. For general questions about the program or admissions, please reach out the Academic Administrator, Karen Gardner, at

During the admissions cycle, applicants who are selected to advance to the interview round of the admissions process will have additional opportunities to learn about HASTS and engage with members of the program in February or March.