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

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  • Congratulations on your student’s acceptance 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 for yourself—you deserve it too!

    That said, we know you have questions. As an institution dedicated to hands-on learning and research, we want you to join us and find out what MIT is all about. That's why CP✱ isn’t just for students, it provides family members with an opportunity to be a part of our vibrant community.  

    CP✱ allows you to get a taste of student life and academics at MIT. Many events are specifically designed to introduce families to the MIT community from that unique point of view, and to answer all of your important questions. At CP✱ 2020, over 800 family members joined us for a month’s worth of activities.

    We can’t wait to meet you on Zoom!


    What you can do next

    • Register for CP✱: Family members are given access to the CP✱ event portal through their admitted student. When they register for CP✱, they will also have the option to register family members. Make sure they have your correct email address so that you receive access to the event portal. On April 1, your student will receive information on how to access the portal. Family members cannot register on their own; they must be registered via their student’s account.

    • Save the date: Although most of the CP✱ schedule is still being finalized, we want to make sure that you have our official parent and family welcome event on your radar. The event will take place on Thursday, April 15 at 6 PM ET. More details will be available after the event portal is open on April 1.

    • Celebrate with your newly admitted MIT student! You have both earned it!

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