Each year, WHOI celebrates the past year's graduates. This happens at either a reception and award ceremony at WHOI prior to MIT's hooding and commencement, or at the formal commencement WHOI hosts every five years.
MIT students join the Joint Program students in Woods Hole every summer for a barbecue and outdoor activities.
Early in each spring term, the Joint Program students join Joint Program administration for dinner and discussion of topics of interest to the student population.
H. Burr Steinbach Visiting Scholars Program
Since 1969 the Steinbach Visiting Scholars program has been held at WHOI, giving graduate students an opportunity to meet leading scientists and engineers in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.