First Annual FSILG Retreat a Success

March 17, 2017

The Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups (FSILG) Office sponsored a retreat for new leaders at MIT’s Endicott House in Dedham, MA, on Saturday, February 4.

Student Groups, Leadership, FSILG

2017 MIT SQL

MIT Students Invited to Participate in 2017 Student Quality of Life Survey

March 01, 2017

Survey designed with input from students, faculty, and staff; gives enrolled students opportunity to express opinions about MIT experience.
Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson has invited all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to share their thoughts on the MIT student experience by participating in the 2017 Student Quality of Life (SQL) survey.

Undergraduate, Dean for Student Life, Graduate


Eastgate, Warehouse graduate communities seek new heads of house

February 24, 2017

Faculty invited to learn more at informational reception on March 8
In 1933, Dr. Avery Allen Ashdown PhD ’24 was named the first housemaster in MIT’s residential system. He took up residence in a complex of buildings dubbed Graduate House (later renamed Senior House), and shaped the burgeoning community by identifying 46 graduate students to live in the dorm. So began the MIT tradition of faculty heads of house.

Housing, Graduate

Jiwon Park

Jiwon Park: Reaching out to the world

February 10, 2017

MIT senior leads diverse projects to help women and students in developing countries.

Kate Telma | MIT News correspondent 

Public Service, PKG Center

Suzy Nelson

Three Questions with Suzy Nelson

February 09, 2017

Suzy Nelson started as MIT’s vice president and dean for student life on July 1, 2016. She came to the Institute after a national search and brings broad experience from managing student affairs and residential life at Colgate University, Harvard University, and Cornell University to the role. During her first semester at the Institute, Nelson worked with students, faculty, and staff to invigorate the Division of Student Life’s mission and goals, and is leading major projects related to residence hall development and renovation, student support, and diversity and inclusion.

Wellness and Support, Student Groups, Student Governance, Housing, Dean for Student Life, Dining, FSILG

Jasmin Jopeph

AXO and MIT’s Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Efforts

February 08, 2017

Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) is MIT’s primary on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.


Coby Unger and Hayami Arakawa

MIT Hobby Shop Welcomes Hayami Arakawa and Coby Unger

February 08, 2017

The MIT Hobby Shop began during the 1937-38 academic year. Vannevar Bush, then vice president of MIT, granted a group of sixteen students permission to use a room in the basement of Building 2 as a woodworking and metal shop.

Student Activities


Lab for Chocolate Science Brings Science to the Kitchen

February 06, 2017

Walking through Lobby 10 after a final exam, students may find some smiling people offering free hot chocolate. This lifesaving beverage—as well as a number of other sweet treats—are offered to MIT students thanks to the MIT Lab for Chocolate Science.

Student Activities, Student Groups

The Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Wiesner Student Art Gallery Features MIT Arts Scholars

January 25, 2017

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors entering the second floor of the Stratton Student Center (W20) have long been greeted by the Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery—a gift from MIT’s Class of 1983 that has served as a home for student art exhibits for more than thirty years.