Activities, Arts and Recreation

Events and Activities

Student Groups

Visual Arts, Music and Dance


Learn by Doing

Independent Activities Period (IAP)

  • Special January term - students, faculty, staff, and alums can organize and participate in a wide variety of activities, including how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals and contests. Information about subjects for credits and about more than 600 non-credit activities offered during IAP

  • Get real-world experience in the healthcare sector working full-time with Boston Medical Center or other care providers.

Student Government

Diversity Events

  • The Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) sponsors many events and programs dedicated to dialogue about issues of diversity and inclusion

  • Annual breakfast celebration to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Brings students together across race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of cultural identity. This overnight conference offers two provocative day of workshops, speakers, community building, action, and reflection centered on issues of culture, identity, and social justice at MIT and beyond.