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Overview of Events

Date Time Activity Location
Tuesday, August 29 2PM - 3:30PM Academic Expo

Johnson Athletics Center (W34)
Tuesday, Sept 5 10AM - 4PM
Computing @ MIT

Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)
Tuesday, Sept 5 10AM - 4PM
Laptop Registration, Co-Sponsored by MIT Police Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)

Key Technology Resources for New Students

  • 10 Tips for Secure Computing at MIT
    Web and Video
  • Map folds to business-card size and lists IS&T-run campus computing locations, as well as other technology and campus resources that may be of use to new students and faculty.
    Campus Computing Map
  • WANTED: Hard-working students to fill key roles at IS&T. Student jobs start at $16/hour and require a minimum of 5 hours per week.
    Apply today

Orientation 2017 IS&T Event Descriptions

Academic Expo
Tuesday, August 29,  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 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 computing 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 5, 10:00 - 4:00 pm, Lobby, Zesiger Center (W35)
New freshmen, returning students, and all members of the MIT community are invited to come to our Computing @ 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 free services and software we have to offer? Stop by our Service Desk table and ask away!
  • BeaverTech reps will be on hand to chat about student employment opportunities with IS&T beginning in the fall term! We will pay you to learn things and solve problems!

Laptop Registration & Tagging
Tuesday, September 5, 10:00 - 4:00 pm, 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 visible 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.
IS&T offers tags for FREE.

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August 07, 2017

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