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Fall Orientation 2020

ESG math staff member Gabrielle Stoy teaching 18.02


Please note: In response to changes taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ESG is likely to select it’s full cohort of ESG students during the summer lottery. If this is the case, there will be no information sessions held during orientation this year. We recommend that anyone interested in joining ESG participate in one of the remote information sessions taking place between June 12 and June 18. To sign up for a remote information session, send a query to esglizards@mit.edu before Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM. These sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to apply to ESG, you will need to do the following two things:

1.    attend a 30 minute information session with an ESG staff member

2.    complete and submit an ESG on-line application by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020 (access to online applications will be given to you during your information session)

Information sessions are limited to 5 students per session and are run on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are multiple sessions occurring during any given period.  For the information sessions taking place during orientation, you do not need to sign up in advance; simply show up for one of the time slots noted below on Sunday or Monday and we will do our best to accommodate you.  It is possible that if all information sessions are filled at a given time, you may have to wait a half hour for the next available session.

If more than 50 students apply, the staff will choose 50 first year students (from among the submitted applications) through a lottery-based system.

Schedule of Events Fall 2020

All events take place on the 6th floor of building 24–just follow the signs once you exit the elevator.

Sunday 30 August
1:00-4:00 p.m. ESG Open House
1:00-2:00 p.m. ESG 1/2 hour Information sessions (mandatory to apply to ESG)
2:00-2:30 p.m. “Meet the ESG Staff” session
2:30-4:00 p.m. ESG 1/2 hour Information sessions (mandatory to apply to ESG)
Monday 31 August 
4:00-5:00 p.m.
ESG Open House
4:00-5:00 p.m. ESG 1/2 hour Information sessions (mandatory to apply to ESG)
6:00 p.m.
Lottery runs for ESG slots
8:30 p.m. Emails sent to newly admitted ESGers
Tuesday  1 September
9:00 a.m. Frosh accepted into ESG must confirm acceptance by sending email to esglizard@mit.edu by 9:00 a.m.