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New Urban Science Major
Setting The Standard for Excellence
A new program called The Standard is working to advance the academic, personal and professional success of men of color at MIT. Students join in their first year and are paired with upperclassmen who serve as peer mentors. In addition, members attend outings, guest lectures and workshops on a variety of topics including professional development, life skills, self-care and financial literacy. Learn more.
Free Online Learning Opportunities
Curious about what first-year students are learning at MIT? Check out this list of STEM classes taken by our first-year students. They are all free and you can take them at your own pace.
Improving the First-year Experience
In Designing the First Year at MIT, a new class offered this spring, students were tasked with solving the ultimate problem set: how to make the first year at MIT better. Working in teams, students tackled pain points they identified in academics, activities and advising and proposed innovative ways to improve those areas. Several ideas from the class are already being considered for implementation. Learn more.