Recruiting Calendar

Recruiting at MIT for Fall '21 and Spring '22

Please also take note of religious holidays.

Fall 2021  
July 1
First day Fall Virtual Interview scheduling allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
July 1
First day to post Virtual Event on Handshake (Book a Company Presentation)
August 1
First Day to host Virtual Event (Book a Company Presentation)
September 6
HOLIDAY - Labor Day 
September 7
Registration Day - Fall Term
September 8
First Day of Classes
September 20 - 23
No Recruiting - MIT Career Exploration Week
September 27
First Day for Fall Virtual Recruiting through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
October 11
HOLIDAY - Indigenous Peoples Day (No Recruiting)
October 25
First Day Spring Virtual Interview scheduling allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
November 11
HOLIDAY - Veterans Day (No Recruiting)
November 19
Last day to host Virtual Event (Book a Company Presentation)
November 19
Last Day for Fall Virtual Recruiting through Handshake  (Schedule Interview)
December 1
Earliest Internship Offer Deadline (or four (4) weeks, whichever is longer)

IAP 2022  
January 3 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Begins
First Day to host Virtual Event (Book a Company Presentation)
First Day for 2021 Recruiting (Schedule Virtual OCR Interviews)
January 17 HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 28 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Ends
All Year

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Spring 2022
January 31 First Day of Spring Semester Classes
February 21 HOLIDAY - Presidents Day (No Recruiting)
TBD CAPD Spring Career Fair
March 21-25 March Break (No Recruiting)
April 18 HOLIDAY - Patriots' Day (No Recruiting)
April 29 Last Day to host Virtual Event (Book a Company Presentation)
Last Day for Spring semester Recruiting (Virtual OCR Interviews)
May 10 Last Day of Classes
May 13-18 Final Exam Period
May 26-27 Commencement Activities
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.