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International Undergraduate Orientation Schedule

This year's Undergraduate Orientation begins on Monday, August 24th and ends on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. All international freshmen are required to attend the first 2 days of orientation.

Monday, August 24
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.
*Remember to sign up for the Duck Tour and the shopping trip!
La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center
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. – 2:30 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
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. USA 101 (Mandatory)
You are now an MIT student. So, what is that like? Learn about cultural differences and receive tips from upperclassmen in this fun, interactive session.
Room 3-270
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Break*
With your mentors or on your own, explore the many eating options near campus.
(Bring money with you.)
Meet @ Student Center Steps
8:00 p.m. – midnight Summer Night Social
Not sleepy yet? Then come hang out with us... kick up some dust playing your favorite sports.
Soccer Field

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

Tuesday, August 25
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pancakes Breakfast (co-sponsored by the MIT Federal Credit Union)
Start the day with a delicious breakfast, pancakes, pastries and fresh fruit.
La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. Global Education and Career Development (Mandatory)
Thinking about doing internships or study abroad? This is your first opportunity to meet the staff of the GECD office and learn about their services.
Room 3-270
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Immigration Session (Mandatory)
Learn critical immigration information that you need toknow as an MIT student.
Room 3-270
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. BBQ Lunch
Grilled lunch and plenty of time to chat!
Kresge BBQ Pits
Rain location: Kresge Auditorium
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Duck Tour
Quack along with us as we tour Boston and the Charles River. (Bring money with you for tip - $1)
Pick-up on Amherst Street in front of McCormick Hall
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner and a Movie*
Join international upperclassmen for dinner and a movieat Boston's Loews Theater. This will be your first opportunity to learn about the T and use public transportation.
(*Bring money with you.)
Meet @ Student Center Steps
Wednesday, August 26
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Join us for pastries, coffee/tea and juice.
Room 1-190
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Explore the MIT campus and learn more about the Institute's folklore and its infamous building numbers.
Meet @ Student Center Steps
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shopping Trip
Bus trip to Arsenal Mall in Watertown.
Students must sign up, space is limited. (Bring money with you )
Pick up on Amherst Street in front of McCormick Hall
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Dine off-campus
Join international upperclassmen for a local dining experience. (Bring money with you)
Meet @ Student Center Steps
8:00 p.m. - midnight Game Night
Join us for an evening of games and fun!
MacGregor Game Room
Thursday, August 27
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Breakfast
Light breakfast of pastries, coffee/tea and juice
Room 1-190
10:30 p.m. –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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