From: Student Life
Date: September 21, 2022
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter September 21, 2022

MIT Sloan Student Life

Here with you, for you.

September 21, 2022

Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 is Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month!

This nationally recognized heritage month celebrates the Hispanic and Latinx communities, culture,ÔÇ»history, influence, and achievements! This month also coincides with the anniversaries of independenceÔÇ»for many Latin American countries: September 15th celebrates independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. September 16th recognizes Mexico’s independence and September 18th recognizes Chile’s. This month, we encourage you to celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with fellow Sloanies by learning about the culture, history, and traditions, and byÔÇ»participating in the many educational and celebratory events! ÔÇ» 

The MIT Sloan Hispanic Business Club (HBC) is hosting many events to commemorate this month, here are just a few: 

Sep. 26: AMA: A Look into the Latinx Experience in the US 
Oct. 3: AMA: HBC Alumni Panel 
Oct. 5: Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Latine: What is the right term to use?
Oct. 5: Latin American Cuisines Dinner & Fiesta 
Oct. 14: Dance Class & Havana Club Night

Follow HBC on Instagram @mitsloan.hbc to make sure you don't miss any of their events!

Student life EVENTS

DEI & SLO Fall Social
Tuesday, September 27th
3pm-5pm ET

Gruber Court  
Fall into Fall with the Offices of DEI and Student Life! Featuring seasonally-appropriate treats like cider and hot chocolate and lots of chat and chew time!


Barn Babies
Wednesday, September 28th
11am-3pm ET

Diebold Lounge 
Join us for the furriest and cutest form of stress relief on this side of campus! (AKA: come snuggle baby bunnies, kittens, ducklings, puppies, and more... 
Open to the entire MIT Sloan Community! Sponsored by the Student Life Office.


Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, September 28th 

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. Space is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis by program so sign up now! 


Lunch Chats with Nia 
Wednesday, October 5th
Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge! This monthly event will be an intimate group discussion with Nia and students, faculty and staff across the Sloan community. Come engage with your faculty and staff to share your student experience and ideas while enjoying lunch on us!

October 5th Lunch Chat

Community EVENTS

Upcoming SLO Events
These events will go on sale NEXT WEEK: 9/28 at 12pm. These events are open to SO's and family. All tickets for the following events are $25 each/

10/17: Boston Bruins vs. Panthers 
10/20: Boston Bruins vs. Ducks 
10/20: Hairspray Broadway in Boston  

Japan C-Function 
Thursday, September 29th
8pm-11pm ET

Walker Memorial 
The Sloan Japan Club is delighted to host the first C-Function of the semester! Enjoy a night of delicious Japanese cuisine and fun cultural showcase with hundreds of your fellow Sloanies!
Open to Significant Others 
Tickets: $5


The Low Down with Professors Lo and Rigobon
Tuesday, September 27th

This session – featuring Professors Andrew Lo and Roberto Rigobon – focuses on making sense of financial markets, the global economy and career strategies in turbulent times. The session will be recorded. Please submit your questions in advance via SlidoQuestions? Email

Register here

2022 Student and Alumni Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 6th
Gruber Court
Meet and mingle with fellow incoming and returning students, as well as local MIT Sloan alumni. Enjoy good food, great company, and celebrate the MIT Sloan community on campus! 
Students from all degree programs are welcome.

Register here


Community Day at the MIT Museum

At the heart of MIT’s campus gateway in Kendall Square, the new MIT Museum is about to open its doors to the world.

But before it does, we hope you will drop by the museum on Friday, September 23 from 12pm-6pm, for Community Day. This is an incredible opportunity for our community to be together and see how the MIT Museum has reimagined itself to capture the imagination, celebrate MIT’s legacy and make high-level innovation and research available to all.

In galleries spiraling up three floors, you’ll find interactive exhibits on a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence and life sciences to photography and kinetic art. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a data project designed to create a visual representation of the MIT community. And you can view fascinating items from the museum’s collection, from important historic artifacts to puzzles, toys and “totally useless things.”

MIT Community Service Fund Used Book Sale

The MIT Community Service Fund’s Used Book Sale s back for the second year! For 50+ years, the MIT Community Service Fund has helped turn the generosity and ingenuity of the Institute into real-world impact that helps our neighbors throughout Cambridge and Greater Boston. More details here.

Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time:10am-3pm ET 
Place: Kendall/MIT Open Space 

Winter Clothing Drive

The ARM Coalition and the MIT Women’s League are holding a campus-wide winter clothing drive this Fall, collecting winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves to be directly distributed to students who need them. Items can be placed in donation bins in these locations

  • Libraries: Dewey, Hayden, Lewis
  • Student Support Services (S3)
  • CARE Team 7-143
  • WGS 14N-213
  • OVC/SFS/OFY 7-103
  • Student Financial Services

Student are welcome to pick up an item direct from the donation bin, and items will collected periodically and stored at the Office of the First Year, where students can stop by and take what they need.

Financial Literacy Resources

iGrad!: Check out the completely free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union).
Customized for MIT, iGrad includes videos, articles, games, job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, and spending-smarts. It is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. Find more information at We encourage everyone to sign up!


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