There are a host of individuals and offices, that are available to assist you in your first year at MIT and beyond. Below is a quick list of some of the resources available to you.
Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP)
The UAAP serves as your first-year headquarters. UAAP staff provide linkage with your advisor and associate advisor, general academic information, help with study skills, and individual counseling in academics.
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) is to provide excellent services and programs, to catalyze student exploration and access to opportunity, and to promote the academic success and personal development of undergraduates.
The UAAP provides academic and personal support through Student Support Services and Student Disabilities Services, promotes leadership development, and manages the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
See the UAAP website for a complete list of UAAP programs and contact information events which are designed to familiarize you with MIT and get to know one another.
Specific Support Offices and Departments
- Dean for Student Life (DSL): encompasses departments that touch every area of student life and its work affects every student. Explore the DSL website to learn more about division
- Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE): is focused on assuring the quality of the educational experience of MIT students with a particular responsibility for enhancing undergraduate education. DUE offices include:
- Student Disabilities Services: MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for students with disabilities. Our objective is to ensure that qualified students with disabilities receive equal access to all of the Institutes' programs, activities, and services. We encourage you to contact Disabilities Services staff directly to discuss your disability-related needs.
- Student Financial Services (SFS): Student Financial Services is responsible for Student Financial Aid at MIT and maintains student accounts, sends monthly bills, answers questions about financial transactions, discusses financial options with students and their families, administers MIT's financial aid program and provides loan counseling.
- Student Support Services (S3): Promotes the academic success and holistic experience of students, especially undergraduates. S3 reinforces the core values of MIT by providing support in an accessible and respectful environment. S3 staff provide advice and advocacy for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community.
- Office of Minority Education: Offers programs that encourage the promotion of excellence among under-represented minority students, celebrate academic achievement, and provide opportunities for mentorship and academic enrichment. Sponsors the Tutorial Services Room, open to all students.
- International Students Office: The International Students Office (ISO) provides services which meet the special needs of MIT international students and support programs which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. These include advice on travel and other immigration issues, processing of required forms, and a host program.
- [email protected]: MIT and its surrounding communities offer a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for LBGT, questioning, and supportive individuals. This site includes information on the Rainbow Lounge, the online Lavender Guide, an events calendar, a monthly newsletter, [email protected], and a report form for homophobia and hate incidents.
- MIT Medical Department: Offers a single, centralized source for all student health care needs, including comprehensive health insurance, care and treatment at the on-campus medical center, a Mental Health and Counseling Service, referral to outside specialists and facilities, and an extensive roster of community wellness programs.
- MIT Police: In an emergency dial 100 from any campus phone or call 617-253-1212. The Campus Police maintain the official Lost and Found and register laptops as well as patrolling the campus, helping with medical transport, and educating for safety.
Learning to Learn Online Resource Site
Explore the Learning to Learn website which provides comprehensive resources to help students strengthen their learning skills and connect with resources within MIT. The following are some highlighted sections of the site that may prove particularly helpful:
- Time Management and Study Strategies: Learn how to use time efficiently and to develop more effective strategies for studying.
- Improve Test Performance: Tackling Tests has good information about exam preparation, from creating a study plan, to carrying it out and performing well on test day.
- Tutoring Resources and Academic Support: The Quick Tips section of the Learning to Learn site has a comprehensive list of tutoring offered by departments throughout the term. Tutoring is available in many forms at MIT, especially in science core subjects. The Teaching Yourself to Learn section of that site also provides information on additional resources and support services. Many students also are dealing with personal, social, or family situations.
MIT's Student Life and Learning Website
The Student Life and Learning website can help you find the offices, programs, and resources you need as a student at MIT:
- Serves as a directory for topical areas. You can see a short list of popular links or go deeper for a more complete list.
- Gives you up-to-the-minute information on bus schedules, menus, community events, and campus news.
- Displays the latest tweets from the @MITstudents Twitter feed which will keep you informed on student related announcements and updates.