The Edgerton House Association has put out an orientation guide for new students. It’s a small, 50ish page pamphlet that provides loads of valuable information for people unfamiliar with the area and its people. If you’re a student looking to apply, or a student who has been accepted, this guide can help you plan your move and first couple of weeks in Cambridge. We are in the process of updating the guide to be more up-to-date–residents should check this website for current policy.
Also, MIT has a web site with useful information for all students: