From: Student Life
Date: August 30, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter August 30, 2023

August 30, 2023

Know Your Resource:
MIT Acronyms Wiki

Learning MIT's Acronyms is akin to learning a secret code. It can take a while to grasp what everyone is talking about. The MIT Acronym wiki makes that process a little easier.

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Student Life Events

Welcome (Back) Sea Function
Tuesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 6th
6pm-10pm ET

Rowes Wharf, Boston
Dress in your best cocktail attire and join your peers for our annual Sea Function, an evening scenic cruise around Boston Harbor. 
Tickets: $25 each 
Limited 2 tickets per student. Students can only attend ONE night. 

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Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, September 13th

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!

Register Here

Thursday, September 14th
7pm-9pm ET

Walker Memorial, Building 50
ClubFest is your opportunity to learn more about the clubs at MIT Sloan, their events, and the benefits of membership. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with their officers before becoming a member. Club officers will host booths where you can get your questions answered and sign up to be a member on the spot.
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MIT Community Events

Student Lending Art Program Exhibition Tour
Friday, September 1st 
 MIT List Visual Arts Center
Join the List Center for a tour of the 2023 Student Loan Art Program exhibition and see the breadth of original works of art available to MIT students to borrow for the year. A List staff member will lead a guided tour highlighting a selection of the 700 works of art included in the student lending art collection. Students can explore the collection and enter the lottery. 

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MIT Community Service Fund Used Book Sale
Wednesday, September 6th

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Bookworms, this is your moment! Stop by the MIT Community Service Fund Used Book Sale to discover a large selection of unbelievably priced textbooks, nonfiction, novels, and more. Feel free to grab lunch to go alongside your new books — food trucks will be on site from 11am to 2pm.

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Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles 
Friday, September 8th 
7:10pm-10pm ET 

Fenway Park, Boston
Sloanies are taking over the Fenway bleachers! Come meet fellow Sloanies, and enjoy one of Boston's favorite past times - watching the Red Sox!
Tickets: $15
Ticket Limit: 4 per student 

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Bike Auction 

On Friday, September 15, the MIT Police and the Parking & Transportation Office will hold a bicycle auction of used or abandoned bicycles, weather permitting.

  • The auction will run from 12 noon to 2:30 PM at 290 Albany Street in Cambridge.
  • The lot opens at 11:30 AM for an opportunity to preview the bicycles.
  • A valid MIT ID is required to participate.

Proceeds from the auction go toward campus bicycle initiatives, and payment is by credit card only. Note: There is a three-bike maximum purchase per individual.

For more information about the bicycle auction, reach out to

MIT Sandbox applications for new teams open on September 1st– join an info session to learn more!

Did you know that MIT Sandbox provides funding and mentorship to help you explore your innovative idea as an entrepreneur? Join them for an information session where you will learn more about the program and how Sandbox provides up to $25K in seed funding, mentorship, and training to support your entrepreneurial journey!

  • Not a competition
  • Open to all MIT undergraduate and graduate students from all schools
  • Focused on student-driven entrepreneurship
  • Supports students at all stages of the start-up process - from idea to launch
  • Applications open on September 1st.deadline September 11th.

Interested? Have questions and want to know more?

Register for an info session:

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New Need-based Grant for Graduate Students with Children

In addition to the need-blind MIT Grant for Graduate Students with Children (GGSC), in fall 2023, MIT is pleased to offer a more substantive supplemental grant, based on need, of up to $10,000 for the 2023-24 academic year for graduate students who have children. This grant is currently available to those supported by fellowships (from either an MIT source or an external source). Graduate students can read the eligibility requirements and apply on the OGE website. The application will open on Monday, August 28.

MIT Intramural Registration

Intramural sports gather the MIT community for friendly and fun competition through weekly short term sport leagues on campus. Registration for fall intramural sports will take place September 4th - September 13th. Browse the list of all MIT Intramural Sports offerings here. MIT offers a range of Intramural sports, from soccer and flag football, to air pistol and the Simply Walks Into Mordor Challenge.

Learn how to register here!

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