About OUE

The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) facilitates and supports MIT’s educational mission by providing core services to students and faculty and fostering innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Examples include:

  • delivering the essential capabilities of admissions, financial services, and registration;
  • fostering student diversity at all educational levels;
  • promoting student success through advising and mentoring, effective learning strategies, and other forms of support; 
  • partnering with faculty to enrich learning through educational innovation and online learning;
  • encouraging hands-on, project-based learning, both inside and outside the classroom;
  • providing and expanding global educational opportunities for students; and
  • supporting students as they explore career options and opportunities.

Prior to July 1, 2017, the office was known as the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE).


Strategic Priorities

The work of OUE's offices, programs, and initiatives is guided by three strategic priorities:

  • ensure access to and affordability of MIT undergraduate education
  • enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by:
    • strengthening the freshman year experience;
    • expanding experiential learning;
    • promoting global experience; and
    • supporting educational innovation in pedagogy, technology, and learning spaces.
  • reduce barriers to help students succeed academically and personally by:
    • improving advising and mentoring;
    • creating a supportive environment to empower students; and
    • identifying strategies that mitigate stress and help students thrive.