Programs & Services

Campus Preview Weekend

Welcome Class of 2024 to Campus Preview Weekend!!

Congratulations on your admittance to MIT’s class of 2024! The MIT Admissions Office, in conjunction with offices and departments across the Institute, will be hosting a virtual Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) that has been renamed CP*!  We would like to extend a special invitation to you and your family to participate in the Office of Minority Education’s (OME) upcoming CPW Information Session/Office Hours. The Virtual OME Information Session will be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 3-4:30pm EST. During the session, you will learn more about the OME, and you will also be able to ask any questions you might have about our programs and services.  Please visit the Campus Preview Weekend website for additional details. 


The virtual information session is designed to give incoming first-year students, and their parents, deeper insight into the MIT experience as well as the programs and services offered by the OME.  We plan to cover the following programs during this session (and more):  




Interphase EDGE/x Program (IP/x)

A two-year scholar enrichment program that begins the summer before a scholar’s first year at MIT. IP/x includes a seven-week summer session as well as programming during the first and second academic year to help ease the transition to MIT and to build community among new students.  [Click here for more information]





Mentor Advocate Enrichment Program (MAP)

A volunteer mentoring program designed to complement the Institute's academic advisor system by helping first-year students to build relationships with staff, faculty, post-docs and graduate students; to monitor their academic performance and personal well-being; to offer encouragement; and to provide a proactive support network.  [Click here for more information]

"She made me feel like home, checked in on me frequently and was always warm and caring.  She has truly impacted my life and helped me makea smooth transition to college life!"




Momentum is designed to prepare students for a future in the fields of science and engineering. Students are placed in teams and are challenged to use an engineering approach to solve a problem faced by the world today. Throughout the course, students receive assistance with resume building, oral presentations, interviewing, and participate in a networking event with industry representatives. The course culminates with group presentations to a panel of industry representatives.  [Click here for more information]




The Standard

The Standard is a program designed to holistically support the academic, personal, and professional success of MIT's undergraduate men of color. First-year students apply and remain with the program until graduation. [Click here for more information]



Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2)

For nearly 30 years, the Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) has provided academic support and resources to MIT undergraduate students in a variety of subjects, with a focus on first year General Institute Requirements (GIR’s). The TSR^2 is located in 16-159 and offers p-set nights, exam reviews and one-on-one appointments that are led by facilitators (FAs) who are academically advanced upperclassmen or graduate students. These academic resources are free of charge, and are available during each semester. The TSR^2 also provides students with a space for individual study, and serves as to lounge in between or after classes. [Click here for more information]

“TSR^2 has proven a comfortable, encouraging environment for me to seek help with my academics.”



Seminar XL

Seminar XL is a structured small study group program. It provides participants, especially first-year students, with a supportive venue for collective conceptual problem solving and topic discussion. Seminar XL enables participants to develop mastery of General Institute Requirements — Calculus, Physics, Chemistry and Biology — as well as intellectual skills for future success in advanced coursework. [Click here for more information]

“I always leave Seminar XL feeling more comfortable in the concepts we've learned. I am so glad I took this Seminar XL and would highly recommend it to others!”


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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office by email: or by phone: 617-253-5010.