Orientation and Registration

We aim to ensure your smooth transition to life at the Institute. All students are expected to be on campus no later than 12 noon on August 26.

Note: International students must arrive earlier on either Saturday, August 18 or Sunday, August 19 for international orientation events (Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21), prior to attending the broader First-Year Orientation beginning August 26. U.S. Citizens living abroad and Permanent Residents do not attend international orientation events.

Orientation Schedules

All transfer students participate in First-Year Orientation starting August 26. In addition, you are expected to attend special transfer student events. A detailed schedule for First-Year Orientation, including Transfer Orientation events, will be posted online later this summer, so please check back. 


Students register for classes on Registration Day, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  You will register for your semester classes with your departmental advisor, so be sure to contact your major department's Academic Administrator before you arrive on campus, for details about your advisor and the registration process.