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Graduate Student Council Events

Sunday, August 26

17:00 - 19:30

Thirsty Ear Pub Welcome BBQ [Ashdown Courtyard (NW-35)]

Join us for great food, music, lawn games, and friends old and new! Thirsty Ear is MIT's on-campus pub, serving dinner and drinks at grad student prices: http://thirsty-ear.mit.edu. *The event is open to children, spouses & partners. *Admission open to all. Alcohol requires 21+ photo ID (US issued ID or passport). *Bar accepts cash & Tech-Cash only.

Monday, August 27

09:00 - 15:30

Grad School 101 [26-100]

This is the first day of the information rich portion of Orientation. The program for Grad 101 ranges from introductions to the administration, tips from current grad students, and where to find personal and professional support while at MIT. The Program includes a breakfast and lunch for attendees, and students are welcome to pick and choose sections of the most interest to you.

*The event is open to spouses & partners, but is not suitable for children.

9:00 am - Welcome

10:00 am - Student voice

10:30 am - Finding your path: Professional & Academic development during MIT

-LUNCH-

1:00 pm -Student panels

Work/Life Balance: the art of juggling

What Flavor of Advisor is Best for You: and how do you talk to them once you have one

Why You Need Friends: and what to avoid so that they stick around

How to Live on a Budget: free food is just the beginning

2:20 pm -Wellness & personal support

16:00 - 18:00

Campus Police Walking Tour [Kresge Lawn]

Long hours are common here at MIT. Come and learn the best routes for going home late at night. *The event is open to children, spouses & partners.

20:30 -22:00

Couples Restaurant Night [Westgate]

Head to the Westgate lawn for a sampling of local international restaurant hors d’oeuvres and to meet other partnered graduate students. Learn the best places to go for date night and get advice from current coupled graduate students about work/life balance.

*The event is open to spouses & partners, but is not suitable for children.

Tuesday August 28

10am-4pm

Info Booth [Lobby 10]

The information booth is your one-stop-shop for all information about orientation events, and other campus services and resources. Orientation event tickets may also be purchased here. The MIT-Harvard cooperative student store, (COOP) will be present for membership sign-up.

11:00 - 12:30

Initiatives Fair [outside 34-101]

Take this unique opportunity to talk to representatives from some of the largest student groups and initiatives about how their work relates to you. The contacts you make at the initiatives fair may lead you to avenues you wouldn’t otherwise stumble upon. Whether you start a business, pursue your passions in a global setting, lobby for sound science policy, or optimize the way your studies are taught you’ll be glad you came.

*The event is open to children, spouses & partners.

13:00 - 16:00

Grad School 102 [34-101]

This is the second day of the information rich portion of Orientation. The day will start of with tables set up to walk around and talk to representatives from the different on campus initiatives. Snacks will be provided after which we'll have presentations on the different things to do at MIT and around Boston for fun. Grad 102 will end with presentation of everyday resources with plenty of time to ask any questions you have.

*The event is open to spouses & partners, but is not suitable for children.

11:00 am - INITIATIVES FAIR

-SNACKS-

1:00 pm - ACTIVITIES

2:00 pm - EVERYDAY RESOURCES

18:30 - 23:00

Sidney-Pacific BBQ & Movie Night [Sidney-Pacific]

Come join your fellow students, break ice with new friends, and relax with the familiar ones. Treat yourselves with plenty of free hotdogs, burgers, sandwiches, fruits, and juices. Enjoy listening to music. Cap it all with a fun and entertaining outdoor movie. All in all, start your MIT career with memories that you’ll come to cherish forever. *The event is open to children, spouses & partners. *Admission open to all. Alcohol requires 21+ photo ID (US issued ID or passport). *Bar accepts cash only.