When we admit students, we don't just welcome them into our community, we welcome you as well!

A dad with Tim the Beaver
  • Congratulations on your student’s admission to MIT! Simply put: They’re amazing. And you played no small part in bringing them to this point in their lives. You are equal parts coach, counselor, and cheerleader—so take a moment to celebrate—you deserve it too!

    That said, we know you have questions. As a community dedicated to hands-on learning and research, we'd typically invite you to join us to find out what MIT is all about.

    However, due to MIT's strict Covid-19 safety protocols, Campus Preview Weekend will be for students only this year.

    We know this is disappointing, but we are planning a series of virtual programs for parents and families that will answer your questions and give you a good sense of what MIT is like. Think of it as your own virtual CPW.

    Admitted parents program

    The admitted parents program will be held virtually March 30–April 1. We invite all parents, family members, and students to log on and join us in exploring MIT. We will send detailed information closer to the program, but in the meantime here's a sample of some of the events we are planning.


    Wednesday, March 30

    Student Financial Services information session: 6–7 PM ET

    Parent and family welcome: 7–8 PM ET

    Terrascope listening party: 8:30–9:30 PM ET


    Thursday, March 31

    ​Residential Life information session: 5–6 PM ET

    Academic panel and information session: 6–7 PM ET


    Friday, April 1

    Fraternities, Sororities & Independent Living Groups overview session: noon–1 PM ET

    Undergraduate Architecture and Design information session: 1–2 PM ET

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  • A student and two guardians with MIT's mascot, Tim the Beaver