Hello, Class of 2012! There’s lots of fun stuff now on your MyMIT portal now, including:
Campus Preview Weekend Registration: Please register for CPW on March 31 or when your travel plans are solidified, whichever is sooner. Also, when you fill out your CPW registration form, give us as much specific information as you can; this will help us make your CPW experience as good as possible. Finally, please complete the Medical Release Form.
Notes to the wise: if you’re flying in, book your plane tickets early; if your parents are joining you, have them book their hotel early; providing us a mobile phone number we can reach you at during CPW is very helpful.
Campus Preview Weekend Schedule: There are now hundreds of events listed on the schedule, from formal events like the President’s Welcome & Faculty Keynote Lecture to more unique events like the Bouncy Ball Drop, Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Archery Club Open Practice, the mitBEEF Club Beef-Off competition, and more.
Local Admitted Students Meetings: During MIT Spring Break next week, MIT alumni across the globe will be hosting gathering for the Class of 2012, as nearby campus as Providence, Rhode Island, and as far away as Singapore. There will be meetings in 58 locales, including New York City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, and many more. RSVP information is included.
Class of 2012 Guestbook: Hundreds of your classmates have checked in to introduce themselves. Since only admitted students can enter themselves on the guestbook, it’s a good way to share your contact information securely with your future classmates, and to get emails and screennames to be in touch with fellow MIT 2012s!
The MIT Reply Form: As soon as you’ve made up your mind for sure about whether or not to attend MIT — after you’ve received your financial aid package, come for CPW, or anything else that you need to make your decision — please let us know your decision through the online reply form. You have three choices: tell us you’re enrolling this fall (Yay! Welcome officially to the MIT Class of 2012!), that you’re declining our offer of admission (it’s okay, we know you’re making the best choice for yourself), or to request a deferral/gap year(s) before enrolling at MIT (for a gap year, military service, or other reason — see future entry for more information on this option). Take as much time as you need to make your decision (and if we can help, please let us know), but be sure to let us know by May 1.
Overnight Program Registration: If you can’t make it for CPW, don’t despair, you can still come visit through our Overnight Program. Please register at least two weeks in advance, and we’ll do our best to show you MIT.
Finally, Class of 2012, what would you like to see us do blog entries on over the coming month or so? How can we be best helpful for you as you make your college decision?