The MIT Retirees AssociationThe Retirees Association provided members with a chance to see "Porgy and Bess" at Tanglewood in 2011.

The MIT Retirees AssociationA day trip in the fall of 2012 to the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Cape Cod. Tours were given of the gardens and the automobile gallery pictured here.

The MIT Retirees AssociationTaken aboard the "Bay View Lady" during a tour of Portland's harbor, a wonderful day trip enjoyed by all.

Association of MIT Retirees
T: 617-253-7910
F: 617-253-8006

Mailing address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT Room E38-234
Cambridge, MA 02139

Events, trips, activities, and workshops

Keep an eye on this website, and our mailings, as we plan our seminars and outings for this year!

Trips and tours

An Excursion to Newport, Rhode Island
Thursday, September 22, 2016
8:00am - 4:30pm
Coordinator: Nancy Alusow

Take an exceptional trip with us to Newport, Rhode Island! We'll visit wonderful historic sites including the Touro Synagogue, the nation's oldest Jewish house of worship and Rough Point, the Doris Duke Estate! We'll hear presentations and guided tours that bring the history to life, and have time to explore the grounds of each stop on our own. Join us and you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at Hotel Viking. Round trip bus accommodations will be provided from our Cambridge campus and Lincoln Lab. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible!

Download the registration form, and contact us by phone (617-253-7910) or email at


Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Featured speaker: MIT Prof. Charles Stewart, III, Dept. of Political Science

This year's Spring Luncheon at Endicott House featured Charles Stewart, MIT's Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, with a talk on the 2016 Presidential Election Thus Far, which our administrative assistant Anthony Farrell titled: "The Rumble in the Thunderdome: Helping Build a Better Tomorrow" (he promises that it's actually a clever joke).

The early months of the 2016 presidential election season challenged expectations about how parties nominate their candidates and how primary voters respond to these candidates. We review why the race has been so shocking, wondered how we might have seen this coming, and looked ahead to the dynamics of the general election, with great reassurances from Prof. Stewart that, whatever outcome was ahead, America had been through hard times before, and would survive hard times again.

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!

Seminars and workshops

Quick Draw: A Crash Course for Absolute Beginners

We were pleased to host a new 5-week workshop to inspire your inner artist, led by Mauricio Cordero. The course began by providing a simple explanation of how the thought process interferes with the ability to draw. Class participants then explored how "natural-born" talents approach drawing.
By practicing the most effective drawing techniques and applying the latest in cognitive research, Mauricio guided novice/absolute beginners to draw what they see. We plan to organize a art exhibit in the near future to show off the resulting work!

Lead Artist
Mauricio Cordero: Visit his website here

Memoir writing series (ongoing)
Everyone has a story to tell

Next class: Tuesday, September 21, 2016
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Early Start! Class will gather at 10:30am, an earlier time than previous classes. Be sure to change your schedules!
292 Main Street, Bldg. E38-259 (access via 254)

Instructor: Nita Regnier
MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies,
Association of MIT Retirees advisory committee member

Let us know if you are interested in the memoir writing series.
Please call 617-253-57914 or email

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