When You Arrive

This page summarizes what you need to do when you arrive at MIT.

MIT ID/Meal Card

You must visit the MIT Card Office when you arrive on campus to have your photo taken and receive your permanent ID.

Transfer Student Orientation

Orienation for students transfering in the spring, is begins Thursday, February 1, 2018. See the Orientation schedule for complete details.


You will register for your classes with your departmental advisor, so you should arranged to meet with the Academic Administrator of your major department prior to your arrival. Your Administrator  will tell you who your faculty advisor will be and provide you with information on the registration processRegistration Day is Tuesday, February 5, 2018. Your advisor will advise you on your class selection. Transfer students do not pre-register for classes. Complete registration instructions can be found on the Registrar's website.  For information about the MIT General Institute Requirements (GIRs) and your departmental requirements, refer to the MIT Course Catalogue.