Photos: Back to school 2016

A ropes course, a Boston Harbor cruise, and … sorting trash?

By Amy MacMillan Bankson  |  September 9, 2016

And the new school year is underway. Take a look at a week in the life of an MIT Sloan student.

The MIT Sloan Student Information Fair was the first stop for new and current students seeking resources and services available at the school. Information tables included representatives from Sloan Technology Services and MIT’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Students were feted by six different Boston food trucks at the annual OneMIT welcome picnic at Walker Memorial. OneMIT is a multifaceted initiative connecting graduate students across the Institute.

Master of Science in Management Studies students collaborated during a team building session.

How can MIT improve its recycling? Nearly two dozen MBA students considered this and sorted garbage and recyclables at a campus loading dock one morning. This trash audit was sponsored by the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and the MIT Office of Sustainability.

Diversity and communication were underscored at the lively Bafa’ Bafa’ cultural awareness workshop run by several members of the MIT Sloan managerial communication faculty. BaFa’ BaFa’ is a simulation that inspires participants to think about their own attitudes and behavior toward others.

The Warren Conference Center, 30 miles outside of Cambridge, was the scene of various team-building activities for all 409 members of the MBA class of 2018.

Master of Finance students in the 18-month program welcomed new students who started the program in July.

The annual Sea Function cruise on Boston Harbor—open to all MIT Sloan students—provided a night of celebration before classes started. See more photos from the cruise.