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Pre-Orientation Provides a Glimpse of MIT
Freshmen Arrive Early for Project Interphase, International Student Orientation, FPOPs

Long before the veritable blitz of Orientation and rush events, and before all 1,039 freshmen arrive on campus, pre-orientation and special orientation progr ams have given several hundred incoming students an early glimpse at MIT life.

Students Move In To NW30

After being housed in the University Park Hotel since August 16, graduate students began yesterday to move into the new dormitory in Building NW30.

MIT Medical Center Provides Services to Students

Despite the well-substantiated campus myth that everyone who goes to MIT medical is asked whether she (or he) is pregnant, MIT Medical is still the place to go for medical care and checkups while you’re living at the institute.
Some Useful Phone Numbers

A Brief Primer On Rush History

Although the members of the class of 2005 will be permitted to go through residence selection during their first week on campus, many of them may wonder whether this is a blessing at all. After all, freshmen have already filled out preliminary selection forms and received a temporary assignment which, while not always satisfying, at least provides all new students with a definite address.

Everything Rides on the Exams

Like everyone else, I had my share of close calls freshman year: failing the first two 18.023 quizzes, for instance. By the year’s end, though, I knew how to handle MIT -- go to class, crank through problem sets, study every waking hour, and gradually build up a strong enough average to weather the final exam.


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