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Visiting HASTS

Prospective Student Visit Day

Friday, October 14, 2022
10:00 am - 1:30 pm Eastern Time

Registration for the Visit Day closed on October 7, 2022.
If you registered, you should have received a confirmation email. If you registered but did not receive a confirmation email, please send an email to

The Zoom links, final agenda, and more will be sent to participants by October 12th.

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 our program.

Overview of the HASTS program

Small Group Discussions with HASTS Faculty


Admissions tips: Presenting Yourself as an Applicant

Small Group Discussions with current HASTS students

1:15pm -1:30pm
Questions & Answers (Q&A) Session (optional)
Participants who have any follow-up questions may return to the main room at this point to speak with the HASTS Director of Graduate Studies and Academic Administrator.

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)

You can also follow our programs through social media: Twitter (Anthropology, 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 to the Academic Administrator, Karen Gardner, at or click here to set up a meeting.  

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.