PhD students are notoriously busy. They are always going in different directions, as they pursue divergent academic interests. However, that doesn't mean there isn't an opportunity for them to interact with fellow students and their families, or enjoy the many sites and sounds of Cambridge and Boston.
In addition to the supportive research community at MIT Sloan, PhD students — along with their spouses, partners, and children — often gather outside of the confines of academia.
The annual Orientation boat cruise is a great way to get to know the people with whom you will be spending the next few years. Cross-program functions bring together students from all areas of study to informally gather for pizza and ice cream. And weekly lunches and seminars provide an opportunity to socialize as well as exchange ideas.