Everything you need to know about MIT from a parent's point of view

  • CPW for parents

    As an institution dedicated to hands-on learning and research, we encourage parents of prospective first-year students to come find out for themselves what MIT is all about. There’s no better time for your research expedition than Campus Preview Weekend, an event that allows admitted students to get a taste of student life and academics at MIT. Over 100 CPW events are specifically designed to introduce you to the MIT community from a parent’s point of view, and to answer important questions.

    Check out the full list of last year's CPW events here.

  • Next steps

    Here's a brief outline of what to expect over the next few months. Admitted students receive their financial aid awards in mid-January and have until May 1 to let us know their enrollment decision. MIT does not require an enrollment deposit; if you would like to learn about billing and payment options you can check out the SFS website for more information. The Class of 2023 will receive information about housing, dining, and orientation on May 1. Prefrosh begin arriving on campus in mid-August for orientation programs, and classes begin the first week of September.


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  • Learn the ropes

    The incoming students will soon be learning to navigate their way through the Institute, and we want you to also feel like you know your way around MIT. The Parent’s Association has provided a list of resources about moving in, TechCASH, dining plans, and more, which you may find especially useful during the first year in the MIT community.

  • Student health plans

    The MIT Student Medical Plan, included with tuition, provides students with access to most services at MIT Medical at no additional charge. The MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan provides further coverage, including prescriptions, off-campus specialty care, and hospitalization. For coverage beyond the MIT Student Medical Plan, nearly 70% of MIT students choose the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan.

    More information is available at MIT Medical.