From: Student Life
Date: September 27, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter September 27, 2023

September 27, 2023

Know Your Resource: Sync Your Calendar to SloanGroups

Tired of manually adding events to your calendar? Go to the SloanGroups homepage and click on the link to “synchronize my events” to connect your calendar. All events you RSVP to will automatically populate and stay updated on your chosen Google or O365 calendar!

Don't have the SloanGroups app yet? Download it today, and be sure to keep notifications turned on! The SloanGroups mobile app is a great way to explore student clubs, upcoming events, learn if you've been moved off of a waitlist, and much more. It is also a key tool for in-person events as the School moves towards touchless check-in. SloanGroups for iOS and Android

Student Life Events

Japan C-Function 
Thursday, October 12th 

Walker Memorial
Join hundreds of fellow Sloanies and enjoy a night with delicious Japanese cuisine, a fun cultural showcase, and Japanese folk dancing! Make sure to bring your ID.
Tickets: $10
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 12pm.

Get Tickets Here

Lunch Chats with Nia

Student Life Office, E52-101
Do you have any questions about Student Life? Or some ideas for events or programming you’d like to see at Sloan? Do you want to get to know your Sloan staff better? Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge!

October 4th Lunch Chat
October 11th Lunch Chat

Latina/o/x Sloanies Cena Especial
Thursday, September 28th

As part of this initiative & in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month– the MIT Sloan Undergraduate Office will host this dinner for students across all Sloan programs who identify as a Latina/o/x. We hope this event can be a unique opportunity to network and connect with fellow Sloan students in ways that larger community events might not allow.

Register Here

MIT Community Events

Hispanics are driving America's Prosperity, Power, and Progress with Claudia Romo Edelman
Monday, October 2nd

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Claudia will address the significance of Hispanics as drivers of America’s prosperity, power, and progress. 

Register Here

MIT Scientist Bob Langer & Author Bob Buderi on the Future of Innovation
Thursday, October 5th 

Science & Engineering Complex
Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB) in conjunction with the MIT Press invite you to join them as scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and popular MIT Professor Bob Langer delves into the future of innovation with Bob Buderi, MIT Press author of Where Futures Converge:  Kendall Square and the Making of a Global Innovation Hub.
Tickets: $70
MIT Press is offering 50% discount to Sloan students. Use the code (MITPRESS)

Learn More

Spilling the Tea on Work-Life Balance for Women Graduate Students
Friday, September 29th 

Join us for one of the “Spilling the Tea” mentorship events for graduate women with Catherine Lee SM '90 and Rachel Pytel PhD '07. 

Registration required via Handshake.


MIT Graduate Women Reading Group

Want to be part of a book club and get a free book every month? The Graduate Women Reading Group is accepting new members! Each month, a book is selected based on a theme, and everyone receives a free copy. After a few weeks, they get together for a book discussion. They are inclusive to all genders, including non-binary folks.

If you are interested, fill out this short form to be added to their mailing list. Questions? Contact

Flu Shot Clinic at MIT Medical 

You can get your flu vaccination quickly and conveniently at the MIT Medical Flu Clinic! MIT Medical will be giving out flu shots on October 2 – 6 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Walker Memorial (Building 50). Learn more here.

Who is eligible?

  • All enrolled students living on or off campus
  • All non-students who live on campus, including family members and children aged six months and older

To minimize long waits, eligible students and family members should try to get your vaccine according to the following schedule, based on last name (and if you can’t make it that day, come when you can):

  • A–G Monday, October 2
  • H–M Tuesday, October 3
  • N–S Wednesday, October 4
  • T–Z Thursday, October 5

For questions, contact MIT Medical.

Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series: Q&A with CEO and Co-founder of Tessel Bio

Date: Thursday, October 05th, 2023
Time: 12-1 PM
Location: E19-709
Registration link: Handshake

Attend ClimateTech for a solutions-oriented look at how to address the climate crisis through technology, policy, and societal changes. MIT Technology Review brings together leaders that are funding, creating, and deploying climate technologies to accelerate the transition to a green economy. A limited number of free in-person tickets are available to the MIT community. Register to join world-class tech leaders at this exclusive event.

Registration for ‘Step Your Way’ is open!

Need some motivation to get and stay active this fall? Join the MIT community for this 6-week walking challenge that starts on Monday, October 2.

Learn more and sign up through their website.

  • The goal of the challenge is to help you increase your daily physical activity.
  • Sign up, participate, and you just might win one of 20 getfit backpacks!
  • After you have registered, join their Slack channel and/or private Facebook group where you can get support, share encouragement, and celebrate your achievements.
  • Register by Sunday, October 1.

For more information, including a list of free, step-counting apps for your smartphone, visit their website:

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