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MIT student blogger Jenny X. '13

¡Vámonos! by Jenny X. '13

An introduction to GRTs and the support system at MIT

Residential life is a big part of going to college, and the unique diversity of living environments at MIT is something we’re proud of. As many of the blogs have illustrated, school is often exciting, but when the wave hits a difficult spot, knowing the people you live and learn with is more valuable than ever. In the MIT dorms,  you have your friends/classmates, but there are also Graduate Resident Tutors (GRTs). GRTs is MIT-speak for RAs and they are the “grown up” figures in the house. (We’re technically grown-ups too, but you know.) Anyways, I recently spoke with the GRTs on my floor – hereon refered to as B1 (Burton 1, first floor of the Burton side of Burton-Conner). Greg and Katrina just joined our floor this school year, and I thought it would be interesting to hear their insight as they settle into this new role.

Thanks for reading! If there are other aspects of MIT you’d like to learn more about, let me know in the comments below!

And finally, here are some resources that address the support network at MIT:

– J