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Overview of Events

Date Time Activity Location
Wednesday, August 28 3PM - 4:30PM Academic Expo

Johnson Athletics Center (W34)
Tuesday, September 3
10AM to 4PM

Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)
Tuesday, September 3 10AM to 4PM Laptop Registration, Co-Sponsored by MIT Police Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)

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Orientation 2019 IS&T Event Descriptions

Academic Expo
Wednesday, August 28, 3PM - 4:30PM Johnson Athletics Center (W34)
Stop by IS&T’s table at the Academic Expo in the Johnson Ice Rink to ask any questions you might have about IT at MIT. IS&T representatives will be on hand to get you up and running with your computer, provide information on student job opportunities with IS&T, and give you some fun stuff!

Tuesday, September 3, 10AM to 4PM Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)
First year students, returning students, and all members of the MIT community are invited to come to our IT @ MIT event in the lobby of the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (AKA, the Z Center). Bring your laptop, and take advantage of the many services IS&T will be offering:
  • IS&T staff members and representatives from STOPTheft will be there to tag your laptop and/or tablet to deter thieves from stealing your device.
  • Members of our Service Desk and Security Team will be available to help you get all of the best antivirus and backup software installed on your device.
  • Come learn about Duo two-factor authorization and grab a YubiKey as a backup authentication device.
  • Have any questions about networking on campus, wireless printing, or what other services and software we have to offer? Stop by our Service Desk table and ask away!

Laptop Registration & Tagging

Tuesday, September 3, 10AM to 4PM Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)

Laptop registration is a loss prevention measure where a metal tag is placed on top of your laptop. If removed, it leaves a tattoo stating "stolen property." Security Tracking of Office Property (STOP) is a system of registering and identifying your laptop. 
This is a visual deterrent only. Once applied it takes 24 hours for the adhesive to cure then it takes up to 800 pounds of pressure to remove the tag. If removed, it leaves a tattoo stating stolen property. Please contact the Service Desk for more information.
There is no charge associated with the STOP Tag

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