From: Student Life
Date: October 5, 2022
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter October 5, 2022

MIT Sloan Student Life

Here with you, for you.

October 5, 2022

October is LBGT History Month!

LBGT History Month was coined in 1994 by Rodney Wilson an educator from Missouri, LBGT History Month is a chance to reflect and learn about the history of both the LBGT community and the LBGT rights movement. October was chosen to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th. Ôüá
This month, we encourage everyone to learn more about LBGT History! Stop by LBGTQ+ Services (Located in the Rainbow Lounge) and check out their catalog of books about queer history. Be sure to follow the LBGTQ+ Services on Instagram, @rainbow_lounge_mit, so you don't miss any of their National Coming Out Week events!

Learn More About LBGTQ+ History:

Know Your Resource: DoingWell 

How are you DoingWell? At MIT, focusing on your wellbeing by caring for your mind and body, fostering meaningful relationships, and finding purpose will help you to thrive not only in the classroom but in all aspects of your life.

DoingWell provides a variety of resources, information, and most importantly support, about how to ensure your mindbodyrelationships, and purpose are all doing well.

Take a moment to prioritize your own wellbeing with this check-in question. Visit for more healthy habits you can practice.

Wellbeing Check-in Ask Yourself... How am I letting matters that are out of my control stress me out?
Student life EVENTS
Long formal dinner table with flower arrangements in a barn with lights reads" Course XV Dinner"

Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, October 12th

Course XV Dinners are back! Course XV Dinners are an opportunity for 15 students from across programs to have a free, delicious, three course dinner at a local venue with a member of the Student Life and DEI Offices. 


Colorful ball of Yarn, The Yarn at MIT Sloan

The Yarn: October Edition 
Wednesday, October 12th

Room 10-250, Huntington Hall
The Yarn is a storytelling platform where Sloanies share personal stories with one another about the things that matter most in their lives. 


Wellness spelt out on wooden toy blocks with a small green plant on top

Wellness Days 
Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th 

Student Life Office Suite (E52-101)
RSVP for a free 20-minute chair massage and/or a free 60-minute acupuncture session to help reduce your overall stress and tension. Walk in appointments are also available days of! 
Open to: MIT Sloan Community

Significant Others: cannot pre-register, though SOs should feel free to stop by as we may be able fit you in for a walk-in appointment
Children: no


Boston Bruins Logo

Boston Bruins 
Spend time with your peers and catch our hometown team on the ice! 
Tickets: $25 
Ticket limit: 2 per person

10/17: Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers 
10/20: Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks 

Nia wearing a pink suit; Lunch Chats with Nia sponsored by the Student Life Office

Lunch Chats with Nia 
Wednesday, October 5th
Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge! 

October 12th Lunch Chat 
October 26th Lunch Chat

Community EVENTS
PM Lab & DPM Certificate Info Session on tan background with green flowers

BBSA C-Function: Homecoming 
Thursday, October 13th

Walker Memorial 
The Black Business Student Association is proud to present their annual HBCU Homecoming event! Come have a great time with friends and family and celebrate the rich history and contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There will be a step show, great food & music and so much more!
Tickets: $5 
Open to Significant Others


PM Lab & DPM Certificate Info Session on tan background with green flowers

PM Lab & Certificate Info Session
Wednesday, October 12th

Learn about PM Action Learning Lab for the upcoming IAP and DPM Certificate. Catered reception is followed after the info session. Sponsored by the Product Management Club and Action Learning Department.


Disinformation and free speech: perspectives on the future of information
Thursday, October 13th

12pm - 1:30pm
Building 14, The Nexus, Hayden Library (Room 14S-130)
Political discourse depends on the sharing of accurate information and an open exchange of ideas. Can we have both?

Learn More Here

South Asia and the Institute: Transformative Connections
Friday, October 14th

Hayden Courtyard, Nexus at Hayden Library
Researched by current MIT faculty, students, alumni and staff, this historical exhibit tells the remarkable story of South Asia at MIT and MIT in South Asia to honor the determination and grit of multiple generations of South Asians at MIT. 


MIT Museum Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival
Thursday, October 6th-Saturday, October 9th

Kendall/MIT Open Space
The Cambridge Science Festival will be taking place in the Kendall/MIT Open Space! More details and festival schedule here.


MIT Walk-in Flu Clinic

It’s always important to get a flu vaccine. Flu is a dangerous disease. And with COVID-19 still with us, it’s even more important this year. We encourage all eligible members of the MIT Community to attend a walk-in flu clinic and receive your annual vaccination. Face coverings are required at all times. Remember to bring your MIT ID or your MIT Atlas (Covid Pass) app if you have it.

From October 3–7, you can get your vaccination quickly and conveniently.

Who is eligible?

  • All enrolled students living on or off campus
  • All employees and contractors with an MIT ID
  • All individuals with a primary care provider at MIT Medical

Where is the clinic?
Walker Memorial (Building 50).

When is the clinic open?
Monday–Friday, October 3–7
8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

For more information please visit: 

Z Center 20th Anniversary Celebration 

In October 2002, The Moneyball Oakland A's won the American League West (well before the bestselling book and movie were both written), Nelly and Kelly Rowland's song "Dilemma" topped the charts, and Ice Cube's hit movie Barbershop was the box office gold. That same week, the Z Center opened its doors.

On October 15-16, the Z Center is celebrating two decades of great moments with a weekend of events at the Z Center. Join them for athletic events on campus, a community continental breakfast, and the 2022 Indoor Triathlon! For more information on registering click here.

MIT Sloan Student Organizations' Acknowledgement of
MIT Anti-Hazing and Nondiscrimination Policies

As annually required, all MIT Sloan Student Organizations have certified to the Institute that they are compliant with Massachusetts law and MIT policy about hazing for the 2022-2023 year. This is a good opportunity for us also to remind you of MIT’s policies on discrimination and harassment, as well as overall student conduct expectations as laid out in the MIT Mind and Hand Book.

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