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August 2021: Although our office remains closed to visitors, you can still get a feel for MIT by signing up for an 🔮 online session or student-led tour.

How did the blogs get started?

Ben Jones, The Blogfather, started the MIT Blogs in 2004. The idea behind the blogs was to open a window into the lives of MIT students: what they do, think, and feel.

MIT was one of the first universities to have students write their thoughts about life in college in blogs. These honest, uncensored posts reveal a lot about MIT students, academics, and life at MIT that prospective students can review to help determine if MIT is the right fit for them.

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