I’m kind of confused – if we want to commit to MIT, we simply bubble in the appropriate bubble? There is no deposit required?”
No deposit required! Just be sure to return the MIT Reply Form by May 1st.
The schedule looks fantastic – for the kids. There don’t seem to be many activities for the parents other than a reception and some financial aid meetings. Not complaining, just want to get the facts straight so that we can plan. Are we free to roam after we’ve dropped off Junior?
You’re free to be just as busy and have just as much fun as Junior! Here are my recommendations for parents:
|Come meet yours truly at the registration desk! I promise to entertain you!
|Intro to Housing and Dining. This will be a great overview of the variety of options your son or daughter will have.
|Learning Abroad Panel. Everything you ever wanted to know about study-abroad (and research-abroad and internship-abroad) opportunities at MIT.
|Minority Parent Reception. Nance runs this show, and as you all know, Nance never disappoints.
|Official Welcome for Parents. Perhaps one of the more important things to show up for. ;-)
|President’s Welcome and Faculty Keynote Lecture.
|Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Panel. If you (or your son or daughter) are interested in research opportunities for undergrads at MIT, you should definitely check this out.
|Careers Office Open House. Worried about whether or not Junior will be employable with an MIT degree? Fear not after attending this.
|MIT Medical Reception. Come learn about our excellent medical staff and facilities.
|Student Life and Learning Panel for Parents. This is another one I’d put on my “must do” list. Academics are only one part of an MIT education – and this will tell you about much of the rest.
|Academic/Arts Fair and Athletics Fair. Pretty self-explanatory.
|Financial Aid and Financial Services Session for Parents. Also pretty self-explanatory.
|Overview of Campus Dining and TechCASH. You give Junior money (in the form of TechCASH), Junior spends your money. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Come learn the details.
|Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program Panel. Come learn about FASIP!
|MIT Learning Abroad Panel. (Same as 4PM Thurs.)
|Introduction to Project Interphase.
|Parent Reception with Parent Connectors & Alumni Association. Future MIT Parents interfacing with Current MIT Parents. Always a huge success every year.
|Meet the Bloggers. Come meet these guys! I’ll save you some ice cream.
|Insights for Parents by Parents.
|Panel on Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program. (same as 4PM Friday)
|Residence Life Advising Panel for Parents.
|Careers Office Pre-Health Panel. Is Junior thinking about a career in medicine? This would be a good one to attend.
|Housemasters’ Brunch. Come meet all of the faculty and staff who are brave enough to live in the dorms with your kids! You’ll get a sense of what great hands they’ll be in.
|Activities Fair. We have almost 350 student groups! Come learn about them. :-)
|Residence Open Houses / Tours. MIT’s various housing options are unique and diverse – this is a great way to explore some of them.
|CPW Closing Remarks and A Cappella Concert. This is where we tell you how much we love you, followed by some of the best a cappella in the country.
|Marilee and Ben rock the house @ Battle of the Bands. Need I say more?
|Tear child and/or spouse away from MIT with the promise that she/he can return in the fall.
And hopefully you’ll also find some time in there to explore Boston and Cambridge!
Can I fill in YES on the MIT response sheet and accept a spot on another school’s waitlist at the same time? Would this be a violation of the rules (and thus endanger my MIT acceptance)? Thanks!
Yes you may – this won’t violate any rules. We know that some students will accept our offer of admission while remaining on the waitlist for another school.
When will we know who our CPW hosts are?
Host matching is taking place as I write this and should be finished in a few days. Your host will likely contact you via email or telephone prior to CPW to arrange meeting up when you arrive, but please don’t worry if you don’t hear anything prior to arrival! Everyone will get a host. :-)
Any last thoughts?
Hey, thanks for asking! My big thought of the day is: CPW IS A WEEK AWAY AND I’M PSYCHED OUT OF MY MIND.
Seriously, this is my favorite weekend of the year. You guys have no idea what you’re in for. :-) Also, true story: more of you have registered to attend CPW than any previous class, and “the more the merrier” definitely applies to CPW.
It’s gonna be awesome.