Recruiting Calendar

Recruiting at MIT for Fall 2020

Please note that based on the initial decisions about fall at MIT, we are planning for virtual recruiting activities only this fall semester. Planning is underway to hold the MIT Fall Career Fair as a series of virtual events during Fall 2020. Decisions about Spring 2021 recruiting activities will be made at a later date. Please complete the following survey by July 3, 2020 to help us develop a plan that balances the recruiting and career fair needs for students and employers. Survey Link:

Please also take note of religious holidays.

Fall 2020
July 1 12PM EST First day Fall OCR Room Reservations allowed through Handshake
Mid-July Info-session reservations allowed (Conference Services)
Early-Aug First Day for Info-sessions/ company presentations (Conference Services)
September 7 HOLIDAY - Labor Day
September 8 Registration Day - Fall Term
September 9 First Day of Classes
September 21-25 No Recruiting - Career Fair Prep Week
September 25 Fall Career Fair
September 28 First Day for Fall On-Campus Recruiting through Handshake (Reserve a Room)
October 12 HOLIDAY - Columbus Day (No Recruiting)
October 21 12PM EST - First Day Spring OCR Room reservations allowed through Handshake
November 11 HOLIDAY - Veterans Day (No Recruiting)
November 13 Last day for info sessions (Conference Services)
November 13 Last Day for Fall On-Campus Recruiting through Handshake  (Reserve a Room)
December 1 Earliest Internship Offer Deadline (or four (4) weeks, whichever is longer)



Spring 2020
January 6 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Begins
January 20 HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Late January Info sessions take place (Conference Services)
January 31 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Ends
January 31 Registration Day - Spring Term
February 3 First Day of Classes
February 6 First Day of Spring On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) through Handshake  (Reserve a Room)
February 17 HOLIDAY - Presidents Day (No Recruiting)
March 23-27 SPRING BREAK
TBD CAPD Spring Career Fair
Mid-April Info sessions (Conference Services) end
April 10 Last Day for Spring On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) through Handshake  (Reserve a Room)
May 29 Commencement
NOTE: Many Career Fairs are held at MIT during the Fall and Spring Semesters. For a complete list, please go to our Career Fair Page.