Academic and Administrative Offices

Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education

Dennis Freeman

Building 7-133

The Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE) is focused on assuring the quality of the educational experience of MIT students with a particular responsibility for enhancing undergraduate education. This encompasses student-focused as well as faculty-focused educational initiatives throughout the Institute. These initiatives include:

  • Recruiting and enrolling students who can thrive at MIT.
  • Ensuring access and affordability without regard to financial need.
  • Fostering student diversity at all educational levels.
  • Preparing students for the transition to college through pre-enrollment summer programs, freshman advising, and learning communities.
  • Helping students succeed through mentors, advisors and effective learning strategies.
  • Promoting and expanding global educational opportunities.
  • Encouraging hands-on experiential learning.
  • Supporting student career development.
  • Partnering with faculty in developing and coordinating the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Advancing online learning and educational innovation to enrich the residential experience.
  • Providing expertise and support in curricular design and assessment of learning outcomes.


The following offices report through the Dean for Undergraduate Education: