Orientation and Registration

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) welcomes you to MIT and aims to ensure your smooth transition to life at the Institute. Orientation for transfer students is mandatory.

Orientation Schedule

You are expected to attend Transfer Student Orientation and engage in other Orientation programs throughout Orientation week during which you will have many opportunities to meet MIT students, faculty and staff as well as explore academic options, campus/student life programs, MIT residences and campus resources. 

When you check in at the Student Center, you will receive your MIT ID and your personal copy of the Transfer Orientation schedule and the Hitchhikers Guide to Orientation, which will provide you with details of the week's events and activities. 

If you are an international student, you are also required to attend International Orientation and must be in touch with the International Students' Office, 617-253-3795. 

  • International students can arrive on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.  International Orientation events are held on Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22. Please note that the International Orientation Program is only for international students who are not U.S. Citizens or permanent residence.  U.S. Citizens living abroad and permanent residents must attend the campus orientation that begins on Sunday, August 27.

  • Other Transfer Students: Arrive on campus August 26 and 27. All students need to arrive on campus no later than 12 noon on August 27, and are expected to attend Transfer Student Orientation.

The Transfer Orientation schedule will also be posted online here soon, please check back for more detail. 


Students register for classes on Registration Day, Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  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. 


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