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  • Student Life

    PhD students are notoriously busy. They are always going in different directions, as they pursue pergent 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.

    Housing

    • One-third of graduate students live in on-campus housing.
    • Off-campus housing is available nearby in Cambridge and Somerville, and in some of the neighboring suburbs. 

    Additional housing information may be obtained at http://web.mit.edu/housing.

    Living in Boston/Cambridge

    The Boston/Cambridge area offers a wealth of perse activities for recreation and enrichment. Museums, concert halls, parks, historic sites, shopping centers, and fine restaurants of virtually every culinary description make this cosmopolitan hub one of the most popular places to live in America and some of the most stunning scenic areas in the country are close enough for a day trip.

    The Web sites below will connect you to resources on the MIT campus and beyond: