Each year, Joint Program students have the opportunity to meet with Joint Program administration to voice any concerns, questions, problems - or compliments - about their graduate program. Organized by student representatives, the winter meeting is usually held on a Tuesday or a Thursday in February. The representatives solicit comments from Joint Program students to present to the directors of the Joint Program. After dinner, a discussion led by the student representatives takes place.
The Joint Program bus returning to MIT is held so students can stay at WHOI a little longer and participate in both dinner and discussion.