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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

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

Sidney Pacific Graduate Community

Grad Student Housing Policy Updates Intended to Add Flexibility and Decrease Stress

December 07, 2016

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Division of Student Life and the Graduate Student Council (GSC), graduate students will have more flexibility when applying for campus housing, or when departing from or returning to housing for leaves of absence.

Housing, Graduate

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Architectural Principles committee completes work on guidance for future dorms

October 18, 2016

As work on west campus residential planning continues, a committee of students, faculty, and staff formed by Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson r

Undergraduate, Housing, VP for Student Life, Dean for Student Life

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Creating a Culture of Opportunity and Growth

April 25, 2016

What makes you feel like a part of a community? For many students at MIT, community involves being a part of the FSILG family.

Housing, Student Groups

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Come Home to College

April 19, 2016

It is common for students to feel homesick during their first few weeks of college. Sometimes it could be a difficult transition until something drastically changes that feeling into being homesick for college.

Housing, Student Groups

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The Heart of Her MIT Experience

April 11, 2016

The scariest part of coming back after withdrawal is finding your place on campus again. As a sophomore, Yukino Nagai ‘18 had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend her education. It would be two and a half years before she would return to MIT.

Housing, Student Groups

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Gaining Community and Skills at New House

April 04, 2016

When you host over 750 events in several jam-packed days and invite admitted students to campus, this is what you would call a Campus Preview Weekend (CPW). CPW is where admitted students are immersed in the real culture of their school and where they find their home and place on campus.

Housing, Student Groups