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Tuesday, Sept. 4

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Reception Under the Stars ($, 21+) [Hayden Library]

This cocktail reception co-hosted by the MIT Graduate Student Council and the MIT libraries is a chance to pull out your party dresses, feast on hors d’oeuvres, and sip on a glass of wine while surrounded by great works of literature. Guests can explore the library or head out to the courtyard to chat below the stars. *The event is open to spouses & partners but is not suitable for children. *Alcohol and admission require a 21+ photo ID (U.S. issued ID or passport). *A ticket must be purchased at the Info Booth prior to the event. *Ticket price: $7 MIT *Business casual required.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

GSC Dinner & Open House [Morss Hall]

Come meet-and-greet leaders of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and get the inside scoop for the upcoming year while enjoying a fantastic dinner and free drinks! In addition to great company, this open house will feature manned stations, each dedicated to discussing a certain aspect of the GSC mission. GSC programs and initiatives, like graduate student orientation, rely on the dedication and involvement of graduate students. This is a great opportunity to consider how you can get involved! *The event is open to spouses & partners but is not suitable for children. *Admission open to all. Alcohol requires a 21+ photo ID (U.S. issued ID or passport).

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Pub Crawl (21+) [Thirsty Ear Pub]

There’s more to being a grad student at MIT than labs and classes. This is your chance to explore the pubs and night spots around Cambridge while you get to know other new and senior MIT grad students. *The event is open to spouses & partners but is not suitable for children. *Alcohol and admission require a 21+ photo ID (U.S. issued ID or passport). *Some bars are cash only.

Thursday, Sept. 6

5 p.m – 7 p.m.

Spouses & Partners Happy Hour (21+) [Champions Sports Bar]

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Diversity & Minority Networking Social [Black Student Union]

The MIT Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) and the Graduate Student Council invite you to the annual Graduate Welcome Event for minority students. This is your opportunity to meet new grad students and reconnect with old friends as well as familiarize yourself with the ODGE and GSC resources. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. *This event is open to spouses and partners.