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For Associates

Here you will find details on training workshops, plus advice on working with freshmen in your advising group and within your residence hall. Information on how to become an associate advisor is also provided. 

Associate Advising

As upper-level student academic mentors, associate advisors assume a leadership role and offer academic advice to first-year students for a one-year commitment in partnership with first-year advisors. Associate advisors also support first-years living in their residence by providing academic programming and resources.

Here you will find key training information and advice for current associate advisors as well as information on how to become an associate advisor next year.  

To learn more about first year academics and stay informed about critical issues for first-years at this point in the year, please visit the Office of the First Year section.

Office of the First Year


Accessibility & Usability

Focuses on the expectations and needs of all users in the planning, design, development, and implementation of information, products, and services at MIT.

Associate Advising

Resources for associate advisors to help you in your work with freshmen in their critical first year at MIT.

Distinguished Fellowships

If you have a strong GPA and are looking for funding for graduate school or independent research, consider applying for a distinguished fellowship.

Mentorship Resources

Best practices for mentors and mentees as well as tips for those seeking to start mentorship programs

Sophomore Year Experience (SYE)

SYE provides second year students with the resources and tools to help them navigate sophomore year.

    The first year will open the door to many intellectual, social, and cultural challenges and opportunities. Explore this section for detailed information for first-year students and their advisors.Photo of Orientation Group on Killian Court