In spring 2011, the Dean for Undergraduate Education and the Dean for Student Life formed the Review Committee on Orientation (RCO) and charged it with examining all aspects and activities associated with Freshman Orientation. Specifically, the Committee is interested in considering potential changes in Orientation that will improve the experience for first-year students and better prepare them for the challenges they are about to encounter at the Institute.
The RCO is holding two public forums in November in which the MIT community is invited to offer input and perspective on the activities associated with Freshman Orientation. This includes Orientation Programming, Freshman Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs), Residential Exploration (REX) and Housing, and FSILG Rush.
Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Stata Center, 32-123
Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in 10-250
Also, an Orientation Idea Bank has been set up as a forum for open discussion; it will be available on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 10, and will remain open through the end of January 2012. The Idea Bank is an opportunity for members of the MIT community to share their thoughts and ideas directly with the Review Committee on Orientation and the community at-large.
Please join the conversation. The RCO will report its findings and recommendations on Freshman Orientation in January 2012. The committee looks forward to hearing your input in person or online.