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For Students

International Undergraduate Orientation Schedule

This year's Undergraduate Orientation begins on Monday, August 19th and ends on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013.

Monday, August 19
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. – 11:15 a.m. Banking, Loans, & Financial Aid (Mandatory)
Learn about local banks and ask questions about loans and financial aid.
Room 3-270
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Medical Center Presentation (Mandatory))
Learn about insurance, health issues, and where to go to for medical assistance.
Room 3-270
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch
Eat a delicious meal and experience one of America's favorite pastimes, "grilling out" .
Kresge Pitts
Rain Location: Kresge Lobby
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Academic Integrity Presentation (Mandatory)
Learn critical writing and research tips and how, why, and when to cite sources during this interactive seminar.
Room 3-270
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. USA 101 (Mandatory)
What is life like as a student in the United States? Learn about cultural differences and receive tips from upperclassmen in this fun, interactive session.
Room 3-270
6:30 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 20
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pancakes Breakfast
Start the day right, with a delicious meal of pancakes and fresh fruit.
La Sala de Puerto Rico, Student Center
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Immigration Session (Mandatory)
Learn important immigration and academic information that you must know as an international student at MIT.
Room 3-270
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch and Group Photo
Come and grab a sandwich and a cold drink; eat, play, and relax. Also, don't miss your first and only photo with the entire international freshmen class!
Killian Court
Rain location: Lobby 10
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Duck Tour
Quack along with us as we tour Boston and the Charles River. Students must sign up. Space is limited.
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 a local dining experience and a movie at Boston's Loews Theater.
(*Bring money with you.)
Meet @ Student Center Steps
Wednesday, August 21
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Join us for pastries, tea and coffee.
Room 1-190
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Explore the MIT campus and learn more about the Institute's history through play.
Meet @ Student Center Steps
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shopping Trip
Bus trip to Arsenal Mall in Watertown.
(Bring money with you ) Students must sign up, space is limited.
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.
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 22
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Breakfast
Join us for pastries, tea and coffee.
Room 1-190
10:30 p.m. –5:00 p.m. Discover Boston
Explore Chinatown or 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 in Twenty Chimneys @ 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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