Below are brief descriptions of what the four seasons may consist of including weather, class schedules, and recreation opportunities.
MIT: Many MIT students will be on break all of summer. However, staff will still be working and available to answer your questions. Weather: Summer temperatures can vary often with hot, humid days and cooler nights. Recreation: It is a great time to explore Boston’s many parks and gardens, neighborhoods, the Freedom Trail, sailing, and more. There are plenty of public beaches within a short distance, and you can always escape north to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, mid-coast Maine, or any other northern New England area for some cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery.
MIT: MIT resumes its busy schedule. There will be plenty to do in terms of networking and “getting to know you” events. Weather: Temperatures can vary, but by mid-October, “sweater weather” usually emerges. Recreation: Most school-age children will begin classes at local schools. Consider using your weekends to further explore parks, go apple picking, and travel north to experience “leaf-peeping,” a favorite New England pastime.
MIT: Spring term starts in February. January is the Independent Activities Period (IAP). During this time, Significant Others can sign up for non-credit IAP courses. Weather: Winter is beautiful in Boston. It will get cold, and it will almost definitely snow. Be prepared: have warm, waterproof winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves and waterproof footwear. Recreation: The opportunities for winter fun are endless. Try ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing, building snowmen, and snow angels. For indoor activities, explore some of Boston's wonderful museums. You can get discounted admission for several museums with your SO ID.
MIT: Spring seems to move quickly as the end of the school year approaches. Weather: By the end of winter, you’ll likely be craving springtime. It will be time for light jackets and blooming flowers! Recreation: There will be plenty of opportunities for fun, including the Spring Gala - an elegant end-of-the-year celebration at a historical mansion in Newport, Rhode Island - and Sloan Follies, a night of live music and comedy sketches.