From: Student Life
Date: November 2, 2022
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter November 2, 2022

MIT Sloan Student Life

Here with you, for you.

November 2, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month!

Native American Heritage Month, also commonly known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, celebrates the traditions, cultures, histories and ancestry of America’s Indigenous peoples. This month we encourage everyone to learn more about the diverse cultures and history of indigenous people.

Community Events

Africa C-Function 
Thursday, November 3rd

Walker Memorial
Join the Africa Business Club to experience Africa through food, music, performances, dance, and interactive games!
Tickets: $5
Open to Significant Others 


Course XV Dinner 
Wednesday, November 16th
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. This is the second to last Course XV Dinner of the year!


Lunch Chats with Nia 
Wednesday, November 16th

Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge! 


Rolling Sloans Concert
Thursday, December 8th

Middle East
Join the Rolling Sloans for their first concert of the year! Featuring 30+ of your classmates, playing some of your favorite hits. First round of tickets on sale tomorrow, November 3rd at 12pm; second round Wednesday November 9th at 12pm.
Tickets: $10


Community EVENTS

Infinite Careers: Danny Kalmar – Partner at McKinsey & Company
Monday, November 7th

Building E19-202
Join Danny Kalmar, MIT Sloan MBA to hear about his career journey, lessons learned, and ask questions. Danny is a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Boston office. 


The Yarn: Holiday Season Edition 
Wednesday, November 30th

Wong Auditorium
The Yarn is a storytelling platform where Sloanies share personal stories with one another about the things that matter most in their lives. 


Community Night: FallFest
Saturday, November 12th

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Join friends and neighbors from around Cambridge, MIT, and Kendall Square on Saturday night for music, drinks, fall treats, crafts, stargazing and more!

Learn More

iLead ft. Indra Nooyi, Former CEO of PepsiCo. Author of 'My Life in Full'
Monday, November 21st
12pm-12:45pm ET

Wong Auditorium 
The MIT Sloan Office of the Dean and Office of External Relations are hosting Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo and author of My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future.



MIT Student Veteran Success Winter Clothing Collection

November 1st through November 30th
Dropoff Locations:
5-117, E19-711, E52-101

For the month of November, MIT Student Veteran Success is partnering with the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) to host a clothing drive for veterans facing housing insecurity. In 2020, it was estimated that there were 836 veterans in Massachusetts experiencing homelessness. The NECHV provides an accommodating and supportive community that immediately interrupts the downward cycle of hopelessness that can accompany housing insecurity. It provides a home, meals, resources, community connection, sense of identity, and a path to a better future.

To support NECHV’s mission and work, new clothing items (socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweatpants, and winter jackets) will be collected via donation bins on campus in 5-117, E19-711, and E52-101. 

Additionally, clothing and food items can be donated through the NECHV’s Amazon wish list. If you choose to donate through the Amazon wish list, please include “MIT Veterans Winter Clothing Drive” in the notes section of the order form. Questions about the drive? Reach out to Liam Gale (, Program Administrator for Student Veteran Success, for more information.

Jay Peak | Jan 27-30, 2023

The Ski Trip is open to all MIT graduate students and postdocs. The trip includes three days of skiing, boarding, and frolicking. Jay Peak ranks among the finest ski resorts in New England with plenty of trails for all levels of skiing and boarding. A system of 9 lifts will take skiers and boarders to 79 trails, slopes, and glades.

With forecasts of a snowy winter, we're super excited to bring MIT up to Jay Peak this year. So, save the date! The trip cost is either $339, or $399 per person depending on transportation needs. Get Your Ticket Here!

MIT Water Innovation Prize Student Info session

 Do you want to help emerging entrepreneurs translate research & ideas into businesses, access mentors & resources, and build networks in the water industry? The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $50K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally. All approaches to water innovation are welcome, from engineering and product design to policy and data analytics. Join them for our annual information session on Thursday, November 3rd at iHQ (E38-479) to learn more about this year's competition and how you can join the WIP team! Food from Saloniki will be provided - please RSVP at if you’re planning to attend!

Scooter and Bicycle Parking

Scooters and bicycles are not permitted inside MIT buildings.  An MIT managed secure storage cage for bikes and scooters is conveniently located on level P1 in the E62 parking garage.  Bike racks are also available outside all Sloan-occupied buildings.  Scooters and bikes should be registered with MIT Parking and Transportation.

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