There is no one correct way to experience CPW or one schedule that is right for everyone - you will have to choose your own events and navigate your own way through the weekend. If you are unsure what to do, ask your host, other current students, or someone at the CPW Help Desk — they can provide guidance and advice.
You might be wondering when to arrive on campus for CPW. Our Registration and Help Desk will open on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9am. Activities like observing classes, taking campus tours, and UROP tours will also begin at that time and will continue until 5pm. More events will commence in the afternoon, including panels with Residence Life staff and Campus Safety personnel, plus many, many opportunities to meet current MIT students. The formal welcome programs for prefrosh and their families are scheduled to begin Thursday evening.
CPW concludes on Sunday, April 19 at noon. Check-out is from 8am-12noon, and the last shuttle to Logan Airport is at 2pm.