From: Student Life
Date: June 28, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023

We are excited to welcome (back) new (and returning) students! Throughout the summer months, students in the Sloan Fellows (SFMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Finance (MFin), Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), Business Analytics (MBAn), MBA, MSMS, Undergraduate, and PhD programs will embark on their Sloan journeys.

The staff in the Student Life Office looks forward to meeting and building community with you whether you participate in student clubs and organizations at Sloan, run for elected positions in Sloan Senate, contact our office for resources, or just stop by to say hello at one of our Meet the Suite events! The Student Life Office at MIT Sloan is here to help you navigate your Sloan experience. We advise and coach student clubs, support initiatives to promote individual well-being, produce School-wide events and programs that build community, promote diversity and inclusion, and enhance the principled and value-centered culture that defines MIT Sloan. We provide students with opportunities to organize and run clubs and events, participate in student government, and plan conferences and treks. We host a variety of programs and events to bring the student community together across all degree programs (#OneSloan), and we look forward to meeting you in the coming weeks and months!!

Welcome to Sloan!
Nia, Paul, Nicole, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Jackie, Talia & Kathy
The MIT Sloan Student Life Team

Know Your Resource:

With discounted tickets to museums, sports games, Broadway shows, and more, the MIT Activities Committee (MITAC) saves you time and money on many great cultural and recreational activities in Greater Boston.

Check out their new website here!

MIT Community Events

Paint the Town (La) Red
Thursday, June 29th 

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Join MIT Open Space Programming and MIT’s LBGTQ+ Services for this Paint the Town (La) Red event!

Learn More

Ashdown 4th of July BBQ
Tuesday, July 4th 

Ashdown Courtyard and Hulsizer (room 1121)
The graduate student dormitory Ashdown House is hosting a 4th of July BBQ event, and would like to invite the entire MIT graduate student community! A number of BBQ foods will be served including burgers, hot dogs, tofu and ribs as well as fruits and s'mores! Vegetarian options will be available. Please email with any questions or concerns!

Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, July 12th

Student Life Office, E52-101
Do you have any questions about Student Life? Or some ideas for events or programming you’d like to see at Sloan? Do you want to get to know your Sloan staff better? Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge!

Registration Opens July 5th

Community Events

Boston HarborFest
July 1st - July 4th 
Boston Harborfest is a 42-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history. With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment, and much more.

Learn More

Ain't That America Comedy
Thursday, July 6th

Starlight Square
Our nation is built on laughter... or at least this comedy show is! Ain't That America is back for a third year of standup comedy to celebrate the 4th of July! Featuring Cambridge's favorite and funniest comedians of color, immigrant, and LGBT experience, ATA is flipping patriotism and what it means to celebrate America.


7 Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Around Boston
Check out the Boston Calendar's list of where you can watch Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day in the Boston area!

Firework Celebrations Here


MIT Closed July 3rd and July 4th

MIT and the Student Life Office will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday July, 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open on Wednesday, July 5th. 

E14 VC Fellowship application is now open for applications

If you're passionate about science, technology, startups, and venture capital, the E14 Fund VC Fellowship could be for you. They are currently seeking graduate students, postdocs, and MBAs who can dedicate a few hours each week to:

  • Learn about venture mechanics by shadowing E14 Fund Managing Partners.
  • Identify and connect with potential startup founders in the MIT community.
  • Conduct due diligence on potential investments.
  • Organize events to build networks and community.
  • Engage with startups by working with E14 portfolio companies to tackle dynamic challenges.
  • Gain practical investment experience by actually writing investment checks.

If you are interested, APPLY HERE, by July 21st. 

Committed to Caring seeks nominations!

Nominate your prof!

When: Deadline is June 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


  • Do you know a faculty mentor who goes above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of graduate students?
  • Nominate them as a Committed to Caring professor!
  • Say thanks for help with professional development, creating a great work environment, or whatever else they did...
  • Contact with questions.

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