Resources for Current Students

Academic Information

  • Academic Calendar — important dates and events for the academic year 
  • Subject Listings and Schedule — the MIT Bulletin, which includes an academic overview and brief course descriptions listed by department name and number
  • Registration Information — information on pre-registration and registration 
  • Sloan Bidding Process — required for students who want to take Sloan courses 
  • Final Examination Schedule — exam schedule for all MIT classes
  • Information for Graduating Students — a checklist for students graduating from MIT
  • Graduate Policies and Procedures — information on policies and procedures for graduate students   
  • Academic Integrity Handbook — information on MIT’s policy on academic integrity
  • The Mind and Hand Book important MIT policies regarding student behavior and student life. 
  • Specifications for Thesis Preparation — information for graduating students on how to prepare their thesis for submission to the ORC and MIT  
  • International Students Office — information for international students 
  • MIT Libraries
  • MIT WebSIS — WebSIS is a Web-based student information system for MIT students. You will use WebSIS throughout your MIT career to review and maintain your academic and financial student records.   
  • Parking and Transportation Office (E17-106) — information on parking as well as subsidized MBTA passes, free shuttles, etc.  
  • STELLAR — STELLAR is MIT’s Web-based learning management system developed for managing the authoring and delivery of MIT courses electronically. It’s primarily used by course instructors or teaching assistants (TAs) for presenting materials relevant to their courses (i.e., syllabus, calendar, lecture notes). STELLAR can be accessed by any student with an MIT certificate. The ORC has created its own STELLAR page, which can be found under “project sites.” In the ORC Wiki - FAQs section you will find useful information and answers to common questions. This is also where you will find the ORC Computer Guidelines. The ORC Documents section contains links to several of the program handouts and syllabi that can also be found in the wall pockets near the ORC reception desk.  
  • Canvas - Similar to STELLAR, Canvas is an easy-to-use Learning Management System (LMS) that brings instructors, students, and course content together in one place: online course sites. It’s cloud-based so you can access all of your courses in real-time from anywhere on any device. It's currently used for all Sloan courses and will likely replace STELLAR entirely at some point.
  • MIT Alumni Advisors Hub - an online platform that facilitates meaningful, one-to-one career consultations with advice seekers and advice givers for career conversations (informational interviews), resume critiques, and mock interviews. Advisors can select the types of consultations they provide around their own availability and all consultations are held over the phone or via video chat.
  • Zoom -  Zoom is a video communication tool for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

Student Life Information