From: Student Life
Date: September 13, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter September 13, 2023

September 13, 2023

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. 14HBC Welcome Event 
Sep 20: AMA Latinidad in the USA 
Sep 20: HHM Spotlight @ The Yarn
Sep 21: Hispanic Heritage Month C(fx)

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

Morocco & Libya

Within the past week, an earthquake in Morocco and flooding in Libya have led to massive devastation. We recognize that our students may have family and friends in or near Morocco and Libya and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe. We understand that times like these are incredibly difficult, and want you to know we are here to offer support. Moroccan students in the Boston Area (from Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Northeastern, Tufts, and Hult) are raising funds to help the victims of the earthquake. If you wish to support these relief efforts, please donate using the link. Donations will be disbursed to local organizations assisting with relief efforts on the ground. Please know the Student Life Team is here to support you, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us, your degree program, or any of the offices listed below.

Student Life Events

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.
Open to Significant Others


Back to School Meet the Suite 
Wednesday, September 20th 

Gruber Court 
Come visit the Student Life and DEI teams at our annual “Meet the Suite”! We’ll have games, food, and all kinds of cool swag. You can also connect with other students and staff and learn more about ways to spend your time while you’re here.


Wellness Days
Monday September 25th & Tuesday September 26th

Student Life Office Suite (E52-101)
RSVP for a free 20-minute chair massage and/or a free 60-minute acupuncture session to help reduce your overall stress and tension. Walk in appointments are also available days of!
Registration opens tomorrow at 12pm


Barn Babies
Tuesday, September 26th
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! 


Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, September 27th

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. 


Community Events

Hispanic Heritage Month C(fx)
Thursday, September 21st

La Fabrica
The Hispanic Business Club is excited to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) with the broader Sloan community. HHM runs from September 15th – October 15th and is a key time of year to showcase and reflect on the contributions the broader Hispanic and Latinx community has made to US culturally, socially, economically, and politically. Come join us for great food, music, fun facts about HHM, and dancing!
Tickets: $20

Get Tickets Here

2023 Student and Alumni Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September 20th

Roberts Family Forum, E62 1st Floor
Meet and mingle with incoming and returning students and Sloan alumni. Come enjoy good food, drinks, great company, and networking as we kick off a new academic year.


Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series: Q&A with Danny Kalmar – Partner at McKinsey & Company Boston
Tuesday, September 26th 

Danny primarily serves clients in the banking and financial-services sectors. He advises them on all stages of digital transformation, including customer experience digital reimagination, technology strategy and architecture, implementation of agile at scale, and organization and operating model transformation. Space is limited to 30 people. Food will be served. This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni.

Register on Handshake

Camp Sloan 
Friday October 13 - Sunday, October 15th 

Camp Sloan Lottery Now Open!! For more details, please see the message from the Camp Sloan organizers below, or check out the event for more details here. Applications are due WEDNESDAY, SEP 20th! 

September Community Night
Saturday, September 16th

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Enjoy a fall evening with friends and neighbors from around Cambridge, MIT, and Kendall Square.



Camp Sloan is HERE! Save the date for Fri. 10/13-Sun. 10/15!

We’re excited to announce the dates for Camp Sloan this year - 10/13-10/15! For those of you that don’t know what Camp Sloan is, it’s one of Sloan’s biggest traditions. We’ll hike, relax, and bond across programs while staying in cabins in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.´©Å Sloanies often say this weekend is one of their favorite memories from the entire Sloan experience!

We’ll be spread across two different sites - Mizpah Hut and Pinkham Notch. Each site will have a big cabin, stunning fall views, hikes for all levels, fun games, onesies (a Camp Sloan tradition!), great food, and most importantly: a great opportunity to meet and hang out with people from different years and programs! ´©Å

As there’s limited capacity given the size of the cabins, registration will be determined via lottery, so please fill out this form ASAP. The cost will be $199 per camper (less than half of the true trip cost, as the rest is subsidized by Student Life). Apps are due by 5pm on Wednesday 9/20! More info and sign-up here:

Feeling Sick? Stay Home! 

We rely on MIT Sloan community members to responsibly monitor their health and not come to campus for classes or other activities while contagious with COVID or other cold/flu viruses. MIT Medical follows CDC guidelines for preventing the transmission of COVID. Masks are available in the Student Life Office located in E52-101. You can also use your MIT ID to obtain a mask from the vending machine outside of Student Life.

Testing: If you need a PCR test, please consult your personal healthcare provider. Take home tests are also available at major pharmacies including the CVS in Kendall Square.

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

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