From: Student Life
Date: December 14, 2022
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter December 14, 2022

MIT Sloan Student Life

Helping you find your way.

December 14, 2022

Winter Shuttle

The Parking & Transportation Office will provide shuttle service to Logan Airport for the winter break. Shuttles will be available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 22-24, at specific scheduled departure times throughout each day. Advance reservations are required ($15 per trip).

Please visit the Parking & Transportation website shuttle page, where you will find a link to the reservations page. All reservations will be processed via the website, and the $15 shuttle fee will be billed to the student bursar account or via employee payroll deduction. When choosing a shuttle departure time, allow at least an hour for travel; the trip to Logan Airport can be as short as 30 minutes, but you should be prepared for possible traffic, construction, and/or airport security delays. 

Know Your Resource:
Food Resources 

  • Late Night Dining: Hungry? Need food? Late night dining is available in Maseeh Hall and Simmons Hall on main campus through 1am from Sunday through Thursday during each semester. 
  • MIT offers resources to individual graduate students and graduate student couples and families centered around making food more accessible and affordable. To request graduate student food resources, please fill out the request form.

  • SwipeShareThe SwipeShare program allows anyone with a meal plan to donate meals to help students in need
  • Food Guides & MapsCheck out these great guides to food at MIT for undergraduate and graduate students. Use the MIT Food Map, now including the Healthy Fresh vending machines, to explore locations close to campus where you can access food and groceries easily.

Community Events

The 10 Most Unique Holiday Light Displays in New England
May your days be merry… and especially bright. Every year, New England’s holiday season de-lights us with an array of dazzling displays. From Boothbay to Boston, these holiday lights shimmer and shine with incredible illumination. 

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World Cup Final Watch Party @ Sowa Power Station 
Sunday, December 18th

Sowa Power Station 
It’s the World Cup Final, come watch it on the world’s biggest screen! Alright maybe not the WORLD’s biggest screen, but one of the biggest in Boston for sure: they'll have a 32 foot screen for fans to cheer on the final two teams! Enjoy food options from South End favorites: Petit Robert Bistro, Batifol, and get a sneak peek of SoWa’s newest restaurant, Marseille, coming 2023! The chefs will include menu items inspired by the competing teams home countries!

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Community EVENTS

gwaMIT 2022 Holiday Party
Friday, December 16th

Lobdell, W20-308
As the year wraps up, the Graduate Womxn at MIT (gwaMIT) would like to invite the graduate community for an annual celebration with friends and family! In the spirit of Christmas and New Years, they will have activities such as gingerbread house building, cookie decorating, etc! They’ll also have custom MIT holiday cards and swags for you and your loved ones!


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7 Places To Go Outdoor Ice Skating Around Boston This Winter
There’s snow place like an ice rink. This season, grab your loved ones and head to Boston’s best outdoor rinks for a hot cup of cocoa and a chance to glide all day. Whether you’re dropping in for a hockey game or sharpening your figure skating skills, these rinks have something for everyone. 


Apply for 2023 Civil Rights Immersion Trip

This is an immersive, student-led, academic trip across the American Southeast for MIT grad students, which will explore the history and contemporary legacy of the Black Freedom Struggle, popularly termed the Civil Rights Movement. See more details and apply here by Wed. Dec 14th at 11:59pm.

The MIT Graduate Admissions Blog is excited to announce its upcoming workshop on blog writing. In brief,

  • Attend a 2-day blogging workshop: Wednesday, January 18 (in person) and Monday, January 23 (remotely), 2023 from 11-1pm
  • Write one blog submission
  • Earn $100 upon completion of post
  • Continue writing for the blog and earn $100 per piece
  • Your work will be eligible for publication on the blog (check it out!)

If you are a current MIT graduate student and would like to participate, fill out this application by January 4. You must be available for both sessions.

MIT Ski Trip Sign Up 

Join the MIT Alpine Ski team for their ski trip, Friday to Sunday March 10-12! Open to all MIT students, alumni, faculty, and staff. 
Happy Holidays! From Nia, Paul, Nicole, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Jackie, and Talia
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