General Information

Daily Schedule

Typically, classes begin at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm with short breaks in the morning and afternoon and an hour break for lunch.  Some courses continue into the evening with a reception. Participants receive a more detailed schedule two to three weeks in advance of the course start date.  Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the course.

Classroom Location

The Center’s professional development courses take place at locations across the MIT campus.  Information regarding exact course locations will be provided in the confirmation email.

Program Materials

In most cases reading materials will be available in advance of the course start date through the MIT Stellar site.  A hard copy of reading materials will be distributed on the first day of class.  Participants should pay special attention to the confirmation email for any instructions regarding advance reading and/or other types of assignments.


A continental breakfast and light refreshment in the morning and afternoon will be provided each day. Lunch will not be provided.  Approximately one hour will be set aside for lunch, please plan accordingly. A list of area eating establishments will be included in the packet of information provided on the first day of class. There are many lunch choices within walking distance of the Center.


We recommend that you bring a laptop if you will need a computer during your stay.  Participants will not have access to MIT computers. However, you will have wireless access.  Please be aware that some courses may require participants to bring a computer to complete in-class activities.


The appropriate attire is business casual for all courses unless otherwise indicated.  Weather in New England is quite variable and we recommend checking a weather forecast before packing.

Participants with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities are asked to contact MIT Conference Services regarding their needs before their course begins.


For additional information, please contact:

MIT Conference Services