From: Student Life
Date: April 26, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter April 26, 2023

April 26, 2023

MIT lifts remaining Covid policies

Effective May 11, as federal and Massachusetts Covid-19 public health emergencies end, MIT will discontinue its remaining Covid policies. This means that MIT will no longer require Covid vaccinations for students or employees, discontinue its campus-wide PCR testing program, and lift the requirement that community members use Atlas to report testing positive for Covid. Read more about these changes on MIT News.

Student Life Events

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday, May 4th 
6:10pm-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!
Open to the entire MIT Sloan Community
Tickets: $15

Get Tickets

The Yarn: Final Yarn
Wednesday, May 3rd

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.Yarn events are about going deeper as a community and celebrating the diversity of values, perspectives, and experiences that we share here at MIT Sloan. 


Sloan Follies 
Tuesday, May 16th 

Kresge Auditorium 
Sloan Follies! Reserve your ticket now for the annual end of the year evening of comedy, celebration, and general shenanigans.


Spring Gala
Friday May 12th and Saturday May 13th 

Marble House Mansion
Get ready for the most glamorous nights of the year at Sloan! 
Friday night is SOLD OUT. Saturday night tickets are still available for purchase.  

Buy tickets here
Gala FAQ

Community Events

Action Learning Labs Spring 2023 Poster Day
Thursday, April 27th

E62 Roberts Family Forum
Teams from ASEAN Lab and China Lab will be presenting their projects. The Action Learning team will also be there with treats and answers to your Action Learning questions.


Celebrating the Inauguration of Sally Kornbluth 
Saturday April 29th and Monday May 1st 
To the members of the MIT community:
You are invited to the festivities on April 29 and May 1, 2023, celebrating the inauguration of Sally Kornbluth as MIT’s 18th president! Please read on for further detail and visit the inauguration website, where information will continue to populate over the next couple of weeks.
See the entire Inauguration schedule here.

2023 Alumni Opportunities Fair
Wednesday, May 3rd 

Gruber Court 
Graduating in 2023? Come learn about the exciting resources available to you as you become alumni!


Made in MIT #WalkWithMe
Wednesday, May 10th

Wong Auditorium
Made in MIT (MiM) has a lineup of exciting activities planned for the evening, including live performances, interactive panels, and a runway show. You'll have the opportunity to meet and connect with the bright minds at MiM and explore the intersection of art, technology, and commerce.
Tickets: $25



President Kornbluth launches podcast series!

Leading up to her May 1 inauguration, President Sally Kornbluth has launched a new podcast series, Curiosity Unbounded. In these podcasts, she speaks with newly tenured faculty members about their research, as well as what inspires them in their work. In the opening episode of the series, President Kornbluth sat down with Desirée Plata, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. 

Claim your free ticket to Future Compute

Attend Future Compute to delve into issues facing CTOs and IT leadership today through the lens of “Digital Dexterity.” A limited number of free in-person tickets are available to the Sloan student community. Register to join world-class tech leaders at this exclusive event here!

Passio GO

On April 24th, the MIT Parking & Transportation Office will be launching Passio GO, a new shuttle tracking program, to replace the NextBus app for MIT campus shuttles, including the Tech Shuttle, Boston Daytime, Saferide, and grocery shuttles. Passio Go provides enhanced functionality that will improve real time shuttle tracking information for routes.
Passio GO will work very similarly to NextBus. Realtime shuttle routes and schedules can be accessed 3 different ways:

  1. Download the MIT Mobile app on your mobile device and choose Shuttles from the menu.
  2. Download the Passio GO app on your mobile device and choose MIT as the agency.
  3. Visit or

Please note that the EZ Ride shuttle will continue to use NextBus for tracking. All shuttle services can be viewed on the MIT Mobile App or, which draw data from both systems.

Action Learning Labs Fall 2023 Preview Materials and Recording

Didn't have a chance to attend the Action Learning Labs Fall 2023 Preview? Please find the event recording and course materials on Action Learning's MySloan page under General Info!

Key Campus Support Resources

If you need to talk or connect, please know you can reach out to the Student Life Office or your program office as well as the resources listed below. 

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