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International Undergraduate Orientation Schedule

International Undergraduate Student Orientation begins on Monday, August 21, 2017. All new international students, including transfer students are required to attend the mandatory events that will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 21st and 22nd. The events are for students only. Please make your travel plans and other arrangements accordingly.

Monday, August 21
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome Breakfast & Introduction
Rise to the delicious aroma of your first breakfast at MIT and the friendly chatter of your fellow international students.

La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center, W20-202
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Banking, Loans, & Financial Aid (Mandatory)
Our presenters are staff from the MIT student accounts, loans, financial aid offices as well as the MIT Federal Credit Union.
Room 3-270
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Medical Center Presentation (Mandatory)
Learn about medical services, insurance and get tips and resources for a healthy life.
Room 3-270
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Picnic Lunch and Group Photo
Join your classmates and mentors for your first lunch in Killian! Eat, chat, relax, and show us your best smile for our only group photo.
Killian Court
Rain Location: Lobby 13
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cultural Awareness Presentation (Mandatory)
This presentation looks in depth at concepts of culture, culture shock, and states of adjustment.
Room 3-270
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Academic Integrity Presentation
(Mandatory)Learn how, why, and when you cite sources and other critical writing/research tips during this interactive seminar.
Room 3-270
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Public Transportation Lab (Mandatory)
Hands-on introduction to public transportation. Walk to Kendall Square with your mentors and learn how to load your MIT card. You will need it tomorrow! (be sure you have $5-10 cash or a credit card)
Kendall Square T Stop
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Dinner Break & Summer Night Social
Along with your mentors, explore the many eating options near campus. Then spend the evening playing games or chatting with your fellow students.*
Meet @ Student Center Steps
Simons Game Room

* Voluntary – students should feel free to use their meal
card on campus, if they wish.

Tuesday, August 22
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
Start the day with a delicious breakfast of pancakes, pastries and fresh fruit.
La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center W20-202
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Immigration Session (Mandatory)
Lean critical immigration information that you need to know as an MIT student.
Room 3-270
12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Student Support Service(Mandatory)
Meet the friendly staff of S^3 and learn about their services, support their services, support and advocacy.
Room 3-270
12:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. MIT 101 (Mandatory)
You are now an MIT student. So, what is that like? Learn about cultural differences and receive tips from upperclassment in this fun, interactive session.
Room 3-270
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Killian Court, Rain Location: Lobby 13
1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Boston Harbor Cruise (box lunch)
Grab your lunch in Killian then make your way to Boston's Long Wharf. You will cruise along the Charles and the Boston Harbor for a narrated tour of some of Boston's historic sites. (Be sure to have your MIT card with you)
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner Break*
(Stay in the city or come back to campus. Bring money.)
Wednesday, August 23
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Join us for pastries, coffee, tea, and juice.
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Libraries Tour
Entrace to Hayden Library
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shopping Trip - Bus to CityTarget (Fenway)
Students must sign up, space is limited.
Pick up on Amherst Street in front of McCormick Hall
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner & Summer Night Social
Along with your mentors, explore the amny eating options near campus. Listen to a free concert at the Boston Publish Library or spend the evening playing games or chatting with your fellow students. (Bring money with you)
Meet @ Student Center Steps
Thursday, August 24
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Breakfast of pastries, coffee/tea and juice
10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Explore MIT Campus and learn more about Institue folklore and its infamous building numbers.

Meet outside Medical Blog (E-25)
1:00pm –5:00 p.m. Discover Boston*
Explore Chinatown, follow the Freedom Trail; visit some of the many museums that are free to MIT students; stroll along Newbury St. or Boston Common, or play in Quincy Market and the North End.

(*Bring money & your MIT ID with you.)
Meet @ Student Center Steps

* Voluntary – students should feel free to use their meal card
on campus, if they wish.

TBA stands for “To Be Announced”

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