As we approach the end of the academic year, I want to wish all of you good luck (and good skill!) on your final exams. While this has been a very challenging year for our community, I hope it has also been a year of growth and accomplishment for each of you. And as you head off for the summer (or graduate in June and head off to the next stage in your career), I hope you also take some time for reflection and integration.
One of the things we know about MIT is that it is filled with incredibly smart and talented people – everyone here was among the very best in their previous environment. But sometimes this can lead to skewed perceptions – it is easy to think that you are just an average student, when you are in the midst of so many talented people, and this can erode your self-confidence...
Q: Why is the option of “Voluntary Withdrawal” only available to undergraduates and not graduate students? Certainly undergrads aren’t the only students presented with personal growth opportunities, educational experiences and personal/family problems?
Read the response from the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education
Q: Why does MIT have a yearly tuition increase? It would be nice to see the Institute eliminate what seems like a "just because" increase. Alternatively, there should be more transparency on what is being funded.
Read the response from the Dean for Undergraduate Education
From May 7-18, S3 is open for walk-ins from 9-10am and 2-3pm M-F. S3 will also extend office hours until 6pm during this time.
Students and administrators partner to produce 4.75% increase that helps keep pace with cost of living.
Student stories of success, failure and lessons learned. May 16 from 6-7:30pm in 32-155.
On May 17th, join the picnic in Killian Court, between 12-2pm, to honor President Hockfield.
After graduation, you can celebrate at the Minority Student Graduate Luncheon until 3pm in Walker. For more info: contact
On May 16 -17 from 10am-2pm, take a few minutes to relax at UAAP’s Stress Prevention Activities (SPA) in 7-103.
Take a break and enjoy some "Flapjacks for Finals" on Sunday, May 20th from 8:30 pm - 10 pm in the Lobdell Food Court.
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