As MIT students know, the school’s housing system is rather unusual in that freshmen arrive on campus not knowing where they’ll be living. Instead, they’re assigned temporary rooms. Then, during orientation, the dorms throw open their doors for tours and social events so that incoming freshmen can investigate their living options and decide where they’d like to stay.
Known as Residence Exploration (or REX), this whirlwind event gives incoming students the chance to check out each residence’s unique personality and choose the place where they think they’ll fit in best.
On Move-in Day (August 30th this year), the whole student body pitches in to help freshmen move their belongings from their temporary accommodations to their permanent living quarters. Expect to see crews of helpful fraternity guys loading and
unloading shuttle vans all around campus!
If you’re a parent of an incoming MIT freshman, you’ll also be attending orientation activities designed just for you this weekend. But when that’s finished, why not take the opportunity to explore Cambridge and Boston and discover what the area has to offer?
At the Kendall Hotel, we’re not only convenient to the MIT campus, we’re just steps away from the Kendall/MIT Red Line subway station and easy transportation to the city’s wonderful variety of shops, restaurants, and historic sites.
Best of all, you can rest assured your accommodations at the Kendall will be comfortable and inviting – a perfect fit for you!