DORMCON REX 2023


· Baker House · Burton Conner · East Campus · French House · German House · iHouse · Juniper · La Casa · MacGregor House · Maseeh Hall · McCormick Hall · New House · New Vassar · Next House · Random Hall · Simmons Hall ·

Find all the events online at dormcon.mit.edu/rex.

Made with ❀️ by DormCon Tech+REX Chairs

REX 2023 runs from Sunday August 27, 2023 to Wednesday August 30, 2023.

REX

REX (Residence EXploration) is a fun time filled with tons of events that will help you get to know the different residential communities at MIT. For those of you who haven't already decided where you're going to live, REX is the perfect time to explore MIT's dorms and pick the place where you fit in best with the culture and residents. For the rest of you, REX is a great opportunity to find out about the different parts of campus that you otherwise might not experience. Most of all, REX is a time to enjoy yourself, meet as many people as possible, freshmen and upperclassmen, and get a feel for what MIT has to offer socially.

FYRE

FYRE, the First-Year Residence Exchange, is a system that allows you to request to swap from your temp dorm into another dorm you'd prefer living in. Different people are drawn to different communities, and we want everyone to be placed where they'll be happiest. FYRE will not move you without your consent - if you're interested in a different residence hall, we strongly encourage you to participate. You can find more information at studentlife.mit.edu/fyre.

DormCon

The Dormitory Council, or DormCon, is a student government body formed by the dormitory presidents to represent dorm residents and facilitate interdorm events. You're now a dorm resident, so DormCon represents you! Learn more about DormCon and how to get involved at dormcon.mit.edu, and either add yourself to the dormcon-announce mailing list or email dormcon-secretary@mit.edu to get invited to meetings. Enjoy the booklet we made!

How to Make the Most of This Guide

There is no wrong way to do REX. Plan it out carefully! Mark a couple fun-looking events and play the rest by ear! Wander aimlessly around campus until an upperclassman drags you into their dorm for a card game! Hit every single food event on the list! However you spend these first few days at MIT, remember that now is the time to make friends and make memories. When in doubt, heed the wise words of Ms. Frizzle: "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!"

With that in mind, here's a quick guide to the guide:

Mandatory Event Events that look like this are mandatory. Make sure you go to them, or you'll miss important information!
Signature Event @ Dorm This is Dorm's absolute favorite event. The Dorm REX chairs picked it because they think it'll be the most fun event out of all of REX and it'll do the best job of showcasing everything that's fantastic about Dorm! If you can only go to one event from Dorm, go to this one.

Also, look out for icons like 🍴 (food) and πŸŽ‰ (party), which will tell you some extra information about the event.

This booklet was created on May 07, 2024 at 03:41 AM. Some events may have changed since then. For the latest information, visit dormcon.mit.edu/rex.

Residence Hall Tours
Sat 8 PM - 9 PM · BC Dorm Tours @ Burton Conner (BC Lobby) · Some of our rooms have beds. Some have mice. Find out which are which. Tours starting at 8pm and 8:30pm, meet in BC lobby!
Sun 10 AM - 11 AM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Sun noon - 2 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 EC Minecraft Dorm Tours @ East Campus (1-135) · what do you feel when you see the parallels of East Campus? curiosity? intrigue? …temptation? alas, due to abstruse concepts like β€œhealth and safety”, we are unable to offer you the East Campus Tour Experienceβ„’ this year. So instead, we will do so… in minecraft! (laptop optional)
Sun 12:17 PM - 2:17 PM · random hall mural hunt @ Random Hall (Random Hall, starting in Foo) · our dorm is a colorful maze -- come explore it, and don't forget to look up!
Sun 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM · Simmons Tour @ Simmons Hall (Meet in Lobby) · Come on a guided tour of the sponge!
Sun 2 PM - 2:30 PM · Explore New Vassar @ New Vassar (New Vassar Lobby) · Take a peek inside your future home with a New Vassar tour, guided by a New Vassar resident
Sun 3 PM - 4 PM · Next House Tour @ Next House (All of Next House) · Your one (and probably not only) chance to see all of Next House! Listen to some great stories while you walk our storied halls and witness such great things as our music room, communal kitchen, our eight wonderful wings, and more!
Sun 4 PM - 5 PM · MacTour: Tour MacGregor House! @ MacGregor House (MacGregor Courtyard) · Get a tour of MacGregor House, led by current residents! A new tour will start every 15-20 minutes :)
Sun 4 PM - 5 PM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ iHouse Rager @ iHouse (iHouse Lounge) · Come rage with us! We'll have mocktails, bussin' music, and complaining. We'll dish out the real tea about MIT.
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Mon 2 PM - 2:30 PM · Explore New Vassar @ New Vassar (New Vassar Lobby) · Take a peek inside your future home with a New Vassar tour, guided by a New Vassar resident
Mon 2 PM - 3 PM · Maseeh Building Tour 1 @ Maseeh Hall (Meet in Maseeh Lobby at 2pm and 2:30pm) · Looking to possibly FYRE/move to Maseeh? Join us on this tour of one of MIT's newest residence halls, the closest dorm to campus and one of only two dorms to serve lunch. This tour will show you a taste of Maseeh culture and some of the spacious rooms avaliable to residents.
Mon 2:17 PM - 2:47 PM · Random Hall Dorm Tour @ Random Hall (starts in Foo, goes around the dorm) · tour random! get to know our lovely, idiosyncratic building, its culture, and its residents.
Mon 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 EC Minecraft Dorm Tours @ East Campus (1-134) · what do you feel when you see the parallels of East Campus? curiosity? intrigue? …temptation? alas, due to abstruse concepts like β€œhealth and safety”, we are unable to offer you the East Campus Tour Experienceβ„’ this year. So instead, we will do so… in minecraft! (laptop optional)
Mon 4 PM - 5 PM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Mon 4 PM - 5 PM · Simmons Tour @ Simmons Hall (Meet in Lobby) · Come on a guided tour of the sponge!
Mon 6:47 PM - 7:47 PM · πŸ‘₯ The totally true history of Random @ Random Hall (Random Hall, Foo) · I love lying, you love lying. I love Random, and you love random. Now let's put this together, and give a tour to teach your fellow frosh the totally true history of Random
Mon 7 PM - 8 PM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Mon 9 PM - 10 PM · Simmons Tour @ Simmons Hall (Meet in Lobby) · Come on a guided tour of the sponge!
Tue 11:47 AM - 12:17 PM · Random Hall Dorm Tour @ Random Hall (start in Foo, go around Random) · tour random! get to know our lovely, idiosyncratic building, its culture, and its residents.
Tue 2 PM - 2:30 PM · Explore New Vassar @ New Vassar (New Vassar Lobby) · Take a peek inside your future home with a New Vassar tour, guided by a New Vassar resident
Tue 2 PM - 3 PM · MacTour: Tour MacGregor House! @ MacGregor House (MacGregor Courtyard) · Get a tour of MacGregor House, led by current residents! A new tour will start every 15-20 minutes :)
Tue 2 PM - 3 PM · Maseeh Building Tour 2 @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Lobby (meet at 2pm and 2:30pm)) · Looking to possibly FYRE/move to Maseeh? Join us on this tour of one of MIT's newest residence halls, the closest dorm to campus and one of only two dorms to serve lunch. This tour will show you a taste of Maseeh culture and some of the spacious rooms avaliable to residents.
Tue 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM · BC Dorm Tours @ Burton Conner (Meet in the BC lobby!) · From the piano of the porter room to the pool tables of the tv lounge. From library nerds to gym bros. From flounges to center suites. From mice to other mice to yet other mice. Come see all BC has to offer. Tours running at 2:30 and 3pm, meet in the BC lobby!
Tue 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM · Simmons Tour @ Simmons Hall (Meet in Lobby) · Come on a guided tour of the sponge!
Tue 6:17 PM - 6:47 PM · Random Hall Dorm Tour @ Random Hall (starts in Foo, goes around) · tour random! get to know our lovely, idiosyncratic building, its culture, and its residents.
Tue 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM · Simmons Tour @ Simmons Hall (Meet in Lobby) · Come on a guided tour of the sponge!
Wed 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · πŸ‘₯ View of New @ New House (New House Arcade) · New House Tours. Everything ranging from where the culture and numbered houses are, to how to use the laundry room and maker space.
Wed 10 AM - 11 AM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Wed 2:30 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯ View of New @ New House (New House Arcade) · New House Tours. Everything ranging from where the culture and numbered houses are, to how to use the laundry room and maker space.
Wed 4 PM - 5 PM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
Wed 5:17 PM - 5:47 PM · Random Hall Dorm Tour @ Random Hall (starts in Foo, goes around) · tour random! get to know our lovely, idiosyncratic building, its culture, and its residents.
Wed 6 PM - 7 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 EC Minecraft Dorm Tours @ East Campus (1-134) · what do you feel when you see the parallels of East Campus? curiosity? intrigue? …temptation? alas, due to abstruse concepts like β€œhealth and safety”, we are unable to offer you the East Campus Tour Experienceβ„’ this year. So instead, we will do so… in minecraft! (laptop optional)
Wed 6 PM - 7 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 EC Minecraft Dorm Tours @ East Campus (1-134) · what do you feel when you see the parallels of East Campus? curiosity? intrigue? …temptation? alas, due to abstruse concepts like β€œhealth and safety”, we are unable to offer you the East Campus Tour Experienceβ„’ this year. So instead, we will do so… in minecraft! (laptop optional)
Wed 7 PM - 8 PM · McCormick Tours @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get an insider tour of McCormick, including the Penthouse, Dance Studio, Craft Room, Country Kitchen, Gym, and more! (Su/M/W - 10/4/7)
FPOP Week Events During the week before REX begins, FPOPs are happening on campus. If you happen to be around in the afternoon after your FPOP ends, feel free to drop by one of the events below! Saturday 08/26/23
Sat 6 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Grill, Chill, and Build @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · power tools! ladders! safety! no experience required, burgers provided
Sat 6 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hair Dyeing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Is there something missing in your life? Do you look in the mirror and know that there's something out there that you don't see, but you can't figure out what it might be? It's probably hair dye. Stop by the East Campus build site today!
Sat 6 PM - 9 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Learn to Solder! @ East Campus (6C-006) · Join us at the Edgerton Electronics Mezzanine in 6C-006 all day to learn soldering, illuminate a 3-story fort, and create an exceptional glow for our castle, regardless of your soldering experience, as long as you have enthusiasm for EC (East Campus or Electronic Circuits).
Sat 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Puzzling with HEX @ MacGregor House - H Entry (H Entry Main Lounge) · Looking for a chill night? Come do jigsaw puzzles with H Entry and wind down after a long day of moving :)
Sat 8:30 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Night at the Sponge @ Simmons Hall (Simmons MPR) · Looking to keep cool and entertained before REX? Join us every night of FPOP in the Simmons MPR for board games, AC, and good vibes!
Sat 9 PM - 10 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Ice Cream Welcome Social @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · After move-in, come meet your new classmates and seasoned MIT students living in Maseeh hall. Come get some ice cream in Maseeh's very own courtyard. Ask any questions you have about your new residence!
Sat 10 PM - 10:19 PM · we're not here. @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Where’s β€œhere” πŸ€”?
Sunday 08/27/23
Sun 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ B5eakfast @ Burton Conner - Burton 5 (Burton Conner 541 (Center Suite)) · Make your own breakfast!
Sun 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ &Pancakes @ Simmons Hall (Old Late Night Dining) · craving some m&m's, chocolate chips, blueberries... you name it... & pancakes?!?! join us for our first day of simmons pancake breakfast, featuring toppings cooked intllo the pancakes! gluten-free pancakes will be available.
Sun 9 AM - 11 AM · 🍴 Breakfast With Bentry @ MacGregor House - B Entry (B Entry Main Lounge) · Don’t feel like going to a dining hall? Join us for breakfast in Bentry
Sun 9:30 AM - 11 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Baker Rooftop Brunch!! @ Baker House (Baker House Rooftop) · What better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast? A hearty breakfast AND beautiful views AND good vibes -- come to the rooftop of Baker House @ 9:30-11am!! Join us to hang out and meet the Baker House / Baker Home family <3
Sun 10 AM - 11:30 AM · 🍴 Unlimited Coffee and Croissants @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · Theorem: We are all better when caffeinated. Proof: Trivial QED. Start your morning right with freshly brewed, imported coffees/matcha and unlimited, freshly baked croissants.
Sun 10 AM - 1 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Henna Hours @ East Campus (1-136) · Have you ever wanted to draw on yourself? Have you ever wanted to draw on yourself and not have it come off? Then this is the event for you! Come join us for henna pens and vibes!
Sun 10 AM - 4 PM · 🎨 Make a Mural @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Courtyard) · Join us to show once and for all that MIT students are as artistic as they are intelligent- with paint & chalk. Or, just come for snacks and chats with McCormick residents.
Sun 10:03rd AM - 12:03rd PM · 🍴 Awakenings and Bakenings @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton Conner 341 Suite) · come enjoy brunch & baked goods with burton third!
Sun 10:17 AM - 12:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Pierogi Power Hour @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Bonfire Kitchen) · Did your babusya never teach you how to make cheese or blueberry pierogies from scratch? Don't worry! We'll be your local grandmothers and show you how - the Ukrainian way ;)
Sun 11 AM - noon · Meet the Entries! @ MacGregor House (MacGregor Dining Room) · Get to know the different entries of MacGregor in this Q&A session with current residents.
Sun 11 AM - 1 PM · 🎲 Sponge Hunt @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall) · Race against the clock to find items scattered throughout our beloved sponge
Sun 11 AM - 1 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Dumpling Party @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Country Kitchen) · Ever wanted to learn how to make dumplings? Know how to make dumplings and want to show off your skills? Just hungry? Then join us at our dumpling party as we make and eat delicious dumplings!
Sun noon - 1 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Slice to Meet You @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Come to meet some new friends while eating pizza!
Sun noon - 1:30 PM · πŸ‘₯ Karaoke and Kaito @ Simmons Hall (Simmons TV Lounge) · Come sing your worries away in an incredible karaoke session while petting our dorm dog, Kaito! Only enthusiasm (but not a good singing voice) required.
Sun noon - 2 PM · 🍴🎲 Fire & Ice I @ Next House (Next House Courtyard) · Turns out smashing ice is quite therapeutic. Come vent and diy shaved ice with us.
Sun noon - 3 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Mystery Box @ Burton Conner - Burton 4 (Burton Conner Entrance (Amherst Alley)) · We have a box. You put your hand it in. You touch a thing. We laugh. You laugh? If you guess object. Win.
Sun noon - 5 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Grill, Chill, and Build @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · power tools! ladders! safety! no experience required, burgers provided
Sun noon - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hair Dyeing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · East Campus is running a sale on Hair Dyeing and Bleaching services. Today only*, stop by for a complementary hair transformation experience! *Also Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Sun noon - noon · 🍴 b2's 24hr lemonade stand @ Burton Conner - B2 (In front of BC) · Lemonade, it's what plants crave (not hosted during black out times)
Sun 12:17 PM - 2:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 bagels & locks @ Random Hall - Black Hole (Black Hole Kitchen) · learn how to pick locks and eat bagels. or pick bagels and eat locks. or eat picks and lock bagels? or label blocks? blagel pocks. blagicklock? pickockgel. bagelbagelbagelock? or blagelockickeaglebagle? what's a lock? what's a bagel? who are you? who am i? bagel. bagel. locks.
Sun 1 PM - 2 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Green with New Vassar @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Get artsy and crafty with succulent pot painting!
Sun 1 PM - 3 PM · πŸ‘₯ b1ner beach bash @ Burton Conner - B1 (BC Courtyard) · we're bringing the ocean to burton conner! mocktails, beach, and fun provided, sun not guaranteed.
Sun 1 PM - 3 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Smash, Games, and Domino's @ MacGregor House - J Entry (J Entry Main Lounge) · Eat and game with J Entry!
Sun 1 PM - 3 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Great McCormick Baking Show @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Front Lawn) · Show off your cake-decorating skills at McCormick’s very own cake-off! We’ll bring the cakes, you bring the friends!
Sun 1 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Paint a mannequin!! @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · We bought a mannequin and paint on the internet. Have fun.
Sun 1 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 build-a-duck @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Steps) · Masterful craftspeople (and upperclassmen) work together at the most porous dorm to construct a mighty war engine.
Sun 1:17 PM - 4:17 PM · 🎨 Hyperbolic Scrunchies @ Random Hall - Pecker (Pecker lounge) · Do you enjoy crochet or want to learn this delightful fiber art? Come make Cool Wiggly Shapes!
Sun 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Homemade Ice Cream and Cookie Bar @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Old Late Night Dining) · Join us for a homemade cookies and ice cream bar! Meet our heads of house, and our dorm dog, Kaito!
Sun 1:47 PM - 3:47 PM · 🎲 Game Time @ Random Hall - BMF (BMF lounge) · Come play some board/card games
Sun 2 PM - 3 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ B5ba in B5 @ Burton Conner - Burton 5 (Burton Conner 541 (Center Suite)) · A safe zone to talk about how much you love boba while enjoying it!
Sun 2 PM - 3 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Trader Jack's @ East Campus (Adirondak Lounge (between W20 and the Z-Center)) · we ask you (and you can ask us) invasive personal questions in exchange for Trader Joe’s snacks. learn the infinite secrets of MIT while also eating a rice cake.
Sun 2 PM - 3 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Pinkies @ East Campus (Next House Country Kitchen) · Who is Pinkie? What is the "Harry's monstrosity" menu item? What do I get if I order "oat"? Come and find out at EC's favorite late night diner!
Sun 2 PM - 4 PM · 🍴🎲 Overcooked! In Real Life!! @ MacGregor House - G Entry (MacGregor Dining Room) · The hit game Overcooked!, now in real life and with more chaos!!
Sun 2 PM - 4 PM · 🍴 Bentry Beach Bash @ MacGregor House - B Entry (B Entry Main Lounge) · Join us for mocktails, ice pops, and summer vibes
Sun 2 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯ 3W: Naptime with Baymax @ Next House - 3W (Next 3W) · Events hitting you hard already? Wanna take a breather? Then come on over to 3W, where the blankets are all kinds of colors and everything is soft (even the massive Baymax plushie)!
Sun 2:03rd PM - 3:03rd PM · 🎲 sports ball @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Briggs Field) · Don't know how to play? Neither do we! Come along for the ride.
Sun 2:17 PM - 4:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Clam Smoothies @ Random Hall - Clam (Clam Kitchen) · Are you thirsty? Lacking in nutrients? Looking for a refreshing beverage that is also kind of food? Come by Clam (on the 3rd floor of Random Hall) for a smoothie and snacks!
Sun 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Escape the Room @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - MPR) · There is a room, puzzles, and velociraptors. some people might get out.
Sun 2:47 PM - 4:47 PM · 🎲 Foamsmithing @ Random Hall (Random Roof Deck) · Let us forge a hoard of mighty weapons to defend our honor and the honor of our livestock! Come forth ye brave hero and make a foam sword. Henceforth thou shalt smack thine enemies with glorious purpose!
Sun 3 PM - 4 PM · 🍴 C3 Fruit-a-palooza @ Burton Conner - Conner 3 (Sidewalk outside Burton Conner) · Are you ever overcome by the spontaneous urge to smash fruit? Eat fruit? Smash fruit and eat it? Eat fruit and smash it? Come satisfy these desires with Conner 3!
Sun 3 PM - 4 PM · 🎲 rock, paper, scissors, (and) shoot - C5 @ Burton Conner - Conner 5 (C5 Flounge) · Double Elimination and best of 7 rps tournament. Top 3 will get a dull rock, a full ream of paper, or shiny new scissors.
Sun 3 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯ PROTEST!!! @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · We are mad! Come express your outrage with us. Today we march! >:)
Sun 3 PM - 4:30 PM · 🍴 Fruit Smoothies @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · Hot day? Cold smoothie. Need we say more? (whey protein powder provided for gains)
Sun 3 PM - 5 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Carne Asada @ La Casa (New House Courtyard) · Join us at La Casa's bi-annual Carne Asada! Come to learn about the community, meet new people, and of course, the food!
Sun 3 PM - 5 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Mac n Cheese vs Ramen @ Simmons Hall (Old Late Night Dining) · There can only be one college meal to rise above the others, and we need you to decide. Vegetarian options available.
Sun 3:17 PM - 4:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ milk and toast cafe ~ @ Random Hall - BMf (BMF Kitchen) · want milk? toast? good music and chill vibes? stop by our cafe, where all things are about milk and milk bread! (toppings and tea included)
Sun 3:30 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Crafty Cozies @ New House - New House 5 (New House 5 Lounge) · Cozy up with the dlounge plushies and blankets while making friendship bracelets, key chains, and origami with us! Snacks will be provided :)
Sun 4 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯ Sk8.01 @ Burton Conner - B2 (In front of Burton Conner) · Come take an introductory course in skateboarding with B2's many skaters. Skateboards, longboards and cruiser boards provided.
Sun 4 PM - 5 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 super spicy challenge @ East Campus (Warehouse Community Kitchen) · 🌢️ it's getting hot in here... come, eat increasingly spicier foods, and let us suffer together. if you get to the spiciest of the spicey spices, maybe you can even walk home with a bottle of your own ec-branded ~mystery hot sauce.~ 😈
Sun 4 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Python Bee @ East Campus (1-150) · the python bee is like a spelling bee, but instead of spelling a word you’re spelling a python program. if you win, you will get a bee (soft) as a prize. my bee (soft) is named bigby because he is a big bee. in the python bee, you too can earn a bee (soft) of your own. 🐝
Sun 4 PM - 5 PM · 🍴 Fire & Ice II @ Next House (Next House Country Kitchen) · Where was the fire in Fire & Ice I, you ask? Come eat spicy ramen with us and find out.
Sun 4:03rd PM - 5:03rd PM · 🎲 waldo's wet and wild wager @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton 3rd Flounge) · There's water and we're the Bombers.
Sun 4:30 PM - 6 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Froth @ Burton Conner - C2 (BC Courtyard) · Do you enjoy foam? Fizz? Then you might enjoy froth! Make froth! Bathe in froth! Slide in froth! Eat froth*! Throw froth at the denizens of Conner 2! *C2 is not liable for froth-related poisoning.
Sun 5 PM - 6 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 First Year Dinner (Dining Halls) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Sun 6 PM - 7 PM · Orientation Kickoff (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Sun 8 PM - 9 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Sardines @ Burton Conner - C2 (C2 Flounge) · As an MIT student, you probably think you’re unique, but is it ever too much? Do you ever gaze wistfully upon those who can blend in, such as, say, identical tinned fish in a can? Get your conformity on with a game of sardines!
Sun 8 PM - 10 PM · 🍴 Fentry Feast @ MacGregor House - F Entry (F Entry Lounge) · A variety of home cooked food made by the residents of F Entry
Sun 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Cen-Gaming @ MacGregor House - C Entry (C Entry Lounge) · Join us for a night of gaming in the C-entry main lounge! We have an assortment of games for the Nintendo Switch and Wii-U, so come try them all out!
Sun 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Discover Confessions @ Next House (Next House Basement) · Discover some of MIT's juiciest confessions by playing pictionary/telephone/mad libs with us!! 🍡 πŸ‘€
Sun 8 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 SIMFEST @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall) · Explore what it means to be a Sim at SIMFEST! Come build a pillow fort, tape our president to the wall, or decorate our curvy walls with a chalk mural! Play gatas, jackbox, or nerts! Experience this crash course of Simmons culture with these mini events and more!
Sun 8 PM - 1 AM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 EAST SIDE PARTY @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · VIVA LA REVOLUTION! East Side Party, where the bops don't stop. Ride our student-made attractions, get space trained, and wrestle in substances never before wrestled in. Dance your way to freedom from the tyranny of normal life.
Sun 8:17 PM - 9:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Bonfire Pillow Fort @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Firepit (Bonfire Lounge)) · Come take a break from the craziness of REX to get cozy and warm (and/or air conditioned) with blankets and hot chocolate, getting to know some lovely Randomites in the process.
Sun 8:17 PM - 9:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Nekomimi Maid Cafe @ Random Hall (Foo) · Come to Random to be served delicious food by maids with cat ears! kawaii neko maid cafe (=^-.-^=)/ nyaa~
Sun 8:30 PM - 10 PM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯🎲 The C1rcus @ Burton Conner - B1 (141 Kitchen) · Wait… C1 exists? Join the (C1?)ners for a night of cup stacking, ring tossing, and mysterious-liquid tasting.
Sun 8:47 PM - 10:17 PM · 🍴 eat food to live @ Random Hall (Clam Kitchen) · Food is any substance consumed by an organism for nutritional support. consume food. so that you can survive. ft. noodle! stir fry! mysterious other options! vegetarian options always available
Sun 8:47 PM - 10:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Bughouse Mughouse @ Random Hall - Loop (Pecker Kitchen) · Come play the chess variant bughouse and enjoy some treats in mugs!
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Waffle Nacht @ German House (German House lounge/Kitchen) · Make and eat German waffles with DH!
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Jaraoke @ MacGregor House - J Entry (J Entry Main Lounge) · Got talent? Neither do we! Have fun singing with J residents and consuming the finest of rotisserie chickens.
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · Annual Maseeh Waffle Night @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · 1000+ waffles, over 25lbs of fruit, and an ungodly amount of chocolate can only mean one thing: the annual Maseeh waffle night. Come check out the biggest event Maseeh hosts for Rex.
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ kitchen karaoke @ New House - New House 4 (New House 4 Kitchen (Floor 5)) · A karaoke event like you've never experienced before. Join House 4's favorite weeknight tradition of singing and dancing your heart out in the kitchen!
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯ Jurvassar Park @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Kick back and watch Jurassic Park with friends in New Vassar's beautiful mezzanine
Sun 9 PM - 11 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Candyland Carnival @ New Vassar (New Vassar Game Room + Conference Room) · Play your favorite game, learn a new one, or grab a computer and game with new friends and sweet treats in the best game room on campus.
Sun 9 PM - 11:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Tea & Scones with Next Bake @ Next House - Next Bake (Next House Country Kitchen) · ever wanted to channel (see what we did there) your inner 1800s English socialite? well have no fear, because next bake is here!! come bake (and EAT) scones with us and sample a variety of teas (definitely literal, maybe figurative? πŸ‘€)! no baking experience required :))
Sun 9 PM - 12 AM · πŸŽ‰ Penthouse Party @ McCormick Hall (McCormick East Penthouse) · Take pics with the Boston Skyline at Night, eat great food, & dance to the rhythms of your favs! (Bring your friends, we spent so much money on this XD)
Sun 9 PM - 1 AM · πŸ‘₯ Studio Ghibli Movie Night @ Burton Conner - Conner 4 (Conner 4 Flounge) · Wind down for the day with Studio Ghilbli movies in C4! Directions: Enter BC through Amherst Alley entrance, go up the nearest elevator to floor 4, first door on the right in long hallway.
Sun 9:17 PM - 11:17 PM · 🎲 Geoguessr? Hardly Know β€˜Er! @ Random Hall (AiW (Random Basement)) · Guess Geos with us by any means possible! Learn the try hard strats such as: staring at signs, staring at cars, staring at the sky and staring in general! But... are you playing the game, or is the game playing you?
Sun 9:17 PM - 1 AM · πŸ‘₯ Roofdeck Movies @ Random Hall (Random Hall Roofdeck) · Watch movies on random's lovely roofdeck
Sun 10:30 PM - 1 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Lying Down on a Carpet @ Next House (Next House Basement) · Pillows. A carpet. Hot chocolate. Maybe chill music. No brain, just waiting for the next REX event and vibes.
Sun 11 PM - 1 AM · πŸ‘₯ queer as duck! @ Simmons Hall (party room) · chat with sims about being queer in Simmons and at MIT!
Sun 11 PM - 1 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ late night nugs @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Old Late Night Dining) · a meal of delicious, exquisite chicken nuggets will be provided for our amazing freshmen. come join and get to eat with your new simmons pals. which dipping sauce is superior? let's find out at late night nugs :)
Monday 08/28/23
Mon 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ 5W: Ab Ripper w/ Snacks @ Next House - 5W (Next 5W Main Lounge) · Start off the semester healthy by building your muscles with Next House 5W. Join us for P90X-Ab Ripper X, recover with some morning snacks (granola, fresh & dried fruits, yogurt), and relax with some orbeez!
Mon 8 AM - 10 AM · πŸ‘₯ Suffering Through Cats (2019) @ Simmons Hall (MPR) · Is roasting badly-done autotune one of your favorite hobbies? Are you a fan of extremely cursed movies? Do you want to see a movie featuring many famous people who shouldn't have accepted parts in it? Then pull up to (suffer through) watch Cats (2019)!
Mon 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Wa-pancakes Forever @ Simmons Hall (Old Late Night Dining) · start your day off by watching wakanda forever, eating some themed pancakes, and criticizing marvel's rendition of a simmons dorm room with us! gluten-free pancakes will be available.
Mon 8:17 AM - 10:57 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ desk coffehouse @ Random Hall (Foo) · would you consider yourself an early riser? want some high quality caffeine to start your day? come to random this morning for a homegrown cafe, complete with coffee, matcha, hot chocolate, good vibes, new friends, and perhaps an enemy or two...
Mon 9 AM - 10:30 AM · 🍴🎨 Offensively Shaped Foods @ Burton Conner - B1 (BC 133 kitchen) · breakfast the b1ner way! (these pancakes are rocket-shaped... can you prove otherwise?)
Mon 9 AM - 11 AM · 🍴 Breakfast With Bentry @ MacGregor House - B Entry (B Entry Main Lounge) · Don’t feel like going to a dining hall? Join us for breakfast in Bentry
Mon 9:30 AM - 11 AM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Cottagecore! @ McCormick Hall (McCormick's Craft Room) · Join us in the craft room for flower crowns, embroidery projects, and insightful conversations. Stitch, sip tea, and discover what it's like to navigate MIT!
Mon 9:47 AM - 10:47 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ πŸ…±οΈMF πŸ…±οΈoba LaπŸ…±οΈ @ Random Hall - BMF (BMF Kitchen) · Boba is always the best when you build your own. Come experiment with different flavors and topping combinations you don’t get to try at the store! Decaf and vegan options available
Mon 9:47 AM - 10:57 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ make corn tortillas while listening to jazz @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Bonfire Kitchen) · tortillas? masa harina. salt. water. all tortilla-making skill levels welcome. jazz? only your favorites of bebop, cool, latin, free, and fusion jazz subgenres.
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Pronoun Pin Making @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Come customize resin pronoun pins! We'll have duo-chrome nail polishes to paint said pins (or your nails), as well as good company :)
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · 🎨 Graffiti 101 @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · the most important freshman GIR.
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 MasterChef @ East Campus (Next House Country Kitchen) · are you the best cook? don't actually cook yet? come make food while competing for the title of MasterChef. you'll compete in a team and everyone will get the same mix of cursed and non-cursed ingredients. there will be prizes and everyone gets to eat!
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Maseeh Fruity Breakfast @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · Come enjoy some of your favourite fruits and breakfast food at Maseeh Hall's very own breakfast event.
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Rise and Shine Waffles @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Come and grab some breakfast and meet new friends!
Mon 10 AM - 11 AM · πŸ‘₯ Climb Simmons @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - Lobby) · we have heard of the elusive climb simmons. sorry, but this is not that. but join me in climbing the intricate lounge staircase system within simmons, while looking at all the art and talking to all the people
Mon 11 AM - noon · President's Convocation (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Mon 12:30 PM - 2 PM · Head of House Brunch (All Dorms) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Mon 2 PM - 3 PM · πŸ‘₯ Queer Panel @ East Campus (Rainbow Lounge (50-250)) · An informative panel about what it's like to be queer at MIT, including resources and firsthand accounts from queer students from East Campus. (This event is not open to parents.)
Mon 2 PM - 3:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Tea-time (and Tattoos) @ Burton Conner - C2 (C2 Flounge) · Do you like to drink (and spill) tea? Do you like making adult decisions but hate the commitment of sticking to said decisions? Do you have strong opinions on colonialism? Then come join the British Floor for tea and tattoos! The tattoos may be temporary but tea-time is forever.
Mon 2 PM - 3:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Oobleck Pool! @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Come dip your toes in a non-Newtonian fluid!
Mon 2 PM - 3:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Squash for Frosh @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - MPR) · Do you like squash (the game)? Do you like squash (the food)? Are you a frosh (yes)? We have squash just for you!
Mon 2 PM - 4 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Pilk, Peamer, Squeamer and More @ MacGregor House - C Entry (C Entry Kitchen) · The continuation of the viral pilk! With fun recipes to try!
Mon 2 PM - 4 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 4W: Re-rejected REX ideas @ Next House - 4W (Next 4W Main Lounge) · Running all our re-rejected ideas. Cities quiz: "name as many springfields as we can". Orange stacking: "start with 220 oranges. end with 220 oranges and 1 tetrahedron". 2000 piece puzzle: β€œpress puzzling pieces pragmatically to produce picture of phenomenal people”. also snaccs
Mon 2 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Board Games and Ice Cream @ Simmons Hall (Party Room) · are you bored? play a board game! is the weather too hot for comfort? come eat ice cream! neither of those things? still come and make some new friends :)
Mon 2 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 PAINT THE H4USE DOWN @ New House - New House 4 (House 4 Hallways and Kitchen (Floor 5)) · That’s right, we’ll be entirely covering our walls with blank paper and turning the house into a giant canvas! Whether you've never held a paintbrush before or are an expert, get ready for lots of color, good music, and great vibes.
Mon 2 PM - 5:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Grill and Chill @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Burgers and friends ALL DAY! :D
Mon 2 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hair Dyeing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · You could get your hair dyed tomorrow. But you also could've gotten it dyed yesterday, and you didn't (unless you did, in which case you're awesome). Why wait any longer? You know you want to.
Mon 2 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 build-a-duck @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Steps) · Masterful craftspeople (and upperclassmen) work together at the most porous dorm to construct a mighty war engine.
Mon 2:07 PM - 5:27 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ sapphic cartoons plushie pile @ Random Hall - Clam (Clam Lounge) · Randomites have a lot of plushies. Like a lot. Vibe and watch gay cartoons while being c o n s u m e d in the pile.
Mon 2:07 PM - 5:27 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Clam Smoothies @ Random Hall - Clam (Clam Kitchen) · Are you thirsty? Lacking in nutrients? Looking for a refreshing beverage that is also kind of food? Come by Clam (on the 3rd floor of Random Hall) for a smoothie and snacks!
Mon 2:17 PM - 3:47 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 maps? maps. maps! maaaaaaaaaaps @ Random Hall - Black Hole (Black Hole) · i have a lot of paper maps. we will stick them to the wall with mod podge. we will talk about urban planning.
Mon 2:30 PM - 4 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Tosci's and Tea @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Front Lawn) · Have THE ICONIC TOSCANINI's ICE CREAM on McCormick's front lawn! Why settle for regular ice cream when you can have BOSTON'S BEST? For multiple years, Tosci's has been voted by Bostonians to be the BEST and come see why! Also just chill and spill tea with us ;)
Mon 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Brick on Wheels II @ MacGregor House (MacGregor Courtyard/Arcade) · Race RC cars on our homemade track at our second annual Brick on Wheels event!
Mon 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Feats of Strength @ Burton Conner - Burton 4 (BC Courtyard (grassy area on Amherst Alley)) · Compete versus the B4 players and fellow prefrosh in unknown and unpredictable feats of strength. From physical feats to mental tests, push your limits and discover your hidden talents. Join forces, forge friendships, and conquer your deep-seated fear of failure.
Mon 2:33 PM - 3:33 PM · 🍴 C3 Blind Cake Decorating @ Burton Conner - Conner 3 (BC Conner 3 323 Suite) · Here on Conner 3, we take birthdays very seriously. And we take birthday cake even more seriously. We've gotten so good at making birthday cake that we can do it with our eyes closed. Can you?
Mon 2:47 PM - 4:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ slime tutorial. @ Random Hall - Foo (Foo) · will there be slime? will there be tutorial? come and join us as we (allegedly) make slime and watch musicals!
Mon 3 PM - 4:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Arts & Crafts @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · Are you an artistic person or someone who wants to learn art? Come draw or make whatever you can dream of with our diverse art supply. Show us your creativity, or just show up to meet your peers and learn about Maseeh.
Mon 3 PM - 5 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Catboy Cafe x Goth Girl iHOP @ East Campus (Next House Country Kitchen) · haiiiiii ^-^ stop by for emo pancakes, kawaii waffles, and more :3 learn about east campus from local goths and catboys!
Mon 3 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Touch Grass @ German House (Tang Court) · Play volleyball and get to know DH!
Mon 3 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Hungry Hingry Hippos @ MacGregor House - H Entry (MacGregor Dining Room) · Hungry hungry hippos - why were they always so hungry? :'( Are you hungry... for some plastic balls? Ever wondered what it would be like to have a pool noodle for a mouth?? Come join Hentry's life-sized Hungry Hungry Hippos game, where you can be the hungriest hippo ever!!!!
Mon 3 PM - 5 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Boba, BrownEEs, and Board GamEEs @ MacGregor House - E Entry (E-Entry Main Lounge) · Stop by E-Entry for boba, brownies, and board games! Enjoy tasty treats, relax between your orientation events, and play some fun games with us!
Mon 3 PM - 5 PM · 🎨 Make with NV @ New Vassar (New Vassar Maker Space) · Come make your very own desk light in New Vassar's state-of-the-art makerspace! [materials and instructions included]
Mon 3 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯ Puzzles and Pirate Tattoos with C4 @ Burton Conner - Conner 4 (Conner 4 Flounge) · Come partake in a favorite C4 activity, puzzling! We will also be doing temporary pirate-themed tattoos to celebrate our floor's theme of pirates, arghhh!
Mon 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯ Cruft Smashing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · wanna smash old electronics? have built up rage from the hassel of unpacking?, wanna see other people let out demons? come to cruft smashing and see what you and a tool of your choice can do to some old electronics
Mon 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Tye Dye Battle @ Next House (Next House Courtyard) · Wanna pummel your friends, enemies, and total strangers with water balloons? Do you crave the sight of colored dye exploding on your victims? Ready to practice your skills for the upcoming MIT WATER WAR??? Then join the battle! (tye-dye station included, noncombatants welcome)!
Mon 4 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 PowerPoint Karaoke @ Simmons Hall (Simmons TV lounge) · wanna feel like the group member that didn't look at the slides before presenting? come improv a powerpoint!
Mon 4:03rd PM - 5:03rd PM · πŸ‘₯ marital struggles @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton 3rd Flounge) · Help! My marriage is dying and I can't afford a real therapist.
Mon 4:17 PM - 5:27 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Powerpoint Karaoke @ Random Hall (Alice in Wonderland Theater) · Are you ready for your presentation? What do you mean "what presentation"? Yes, right now! What, you've never seen these slides before? No problem! Powerpoint Karaoke: we've got random slides you've never seen before, and it's your turn to present!
Mon 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM · Tech Theater (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Mon 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Dinner (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Mon 6:30 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Grill and Chill @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Burgers and friends ALL DAY! :D
Mon 6:30 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 let's lego! @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Mailbox Lounge) · step 1: we acquire legos, step 2: we build legos, step 3: yippee we have lego structure!
Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM · b2 water mocktails @ Burton Conner - B2 (Burton 2 Flounge) · You are most cordially invited to an experience in taste like no other. Join us as we bequeath upon you a water tasting for the ages. Sample the effervescence of various water sources, ranging from Voss, Fiji, Dasani, Brita, Boston tap water, Cambridge tap water, and more.
Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM · πŸ‘₯ Fluffytown @ East Campus (1-136) · Stop by and build and/or hang out in a blanket fort with folks from East Campus!
Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Spaghetti Dinner @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Old Late Night) · Hungry? I hope so. We've prepared a classic spaghetti dinner just for you, where you can make your own pasta dinner and choose sauces, meats, and veggies. Gluten free and vegan options available.
Mon 6:33rd PM - 8:33rd PM · 🍴 strange meats @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton Conner Grills (near entrance)) · and you thought YOUR meat was strange?
Mon 6:47 PM - 8:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ BYOP (Build Your Own Pizza) @ Random Hall - Loop (Loop Kitchen) · Pizza just doesn't get any better than when you make it yourself! Come choose from a truly ludicrous number of toppings and try your hand at tossing pizza dough. Pineapple pizza, pickle pizza, pesto pizza, pizza for dessert?!? Vegan and gluten-free options available.
Mon 7 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯ Running with C4 @ Burton Conner - Conner 4 (Esplanade/Boston/Cambridge) · Run the famous esplanade route taken by a variety of MIT students throghout the school year. We will run at a moderate pace and no one will be left behind. Meeting at the front of BC at the Amherst Alley entrance.
Mon 7 PM - 8 PM · 🍴🎲 Dough Nut (C5) @ Burton Conner - Conner 5 (Conner 5 Flounge) · "A dozen (or half dozen) donuts - one person - one hour. Current record is _____. Come eat some donuts of various sizes. "
Mon 7 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Taste of New House @ New House (New House Arcade) · Experience what NH has to offer!
Mon 7 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯ Code Golf @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Ever thought about putting your coding skills to the test? Participate in our code golf tournament!
Mon 7 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Mon 7 PM - 9 PM · πŸ‘₯ Centry Horror Movie Night @ MacGregor House - C Entry (C-Entry Lounge) · If you want a night of spooks and chills, come watch a horror movie with us over food and refreshments!
Mon 7 PM - 9 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Night Carnival @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Front Lawn) · Games and PRIZES GALORE! Cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones! We're having a GIANT CARNIVAL BASH, and we're giving away so much food & prizes!! (Bring your friends! All genders invited)
Mon 7 PM - 9 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Scenic Citgo @ Next House (Next House Country Kitchen) · Join our very own paint bar in capturing scenic skylines, signs, and sunsets seen on campus. Refreshments and supplies provided.
Mon 7 PM - 9 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 5E: Eat Hot Chip and ... @ Next House - 5E (Next 5E Main Lounge) · All we know is eat hot chip and ... Come eat hot chips with us and tell stories, try to guess if your peers are lying, after all that's all people born after 1993 know.
Mon 7 PM - 9 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 dumb ways to (hair) dye @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Lawn) · Looking to christen your newfound freedom with a rebellious act? We will dye your hair color(s) of your choosing (we promise we know what we're doing)!
Mon 7 PM - 10 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Will it W4ffle @ Burton Conner - Burton 4 (Burton Conner 441 (Center Suite)) · Are you craving a scalding hot waffle-shaped dill pickle? Curious about the frying time for an uncrustable on a waffle iron? Come challenge culinary norms with the Burton 4 players at "Will It Waffle?"
Mon 7:17 PM - 8:17 PM · Applied Knot Theory @ Random Hall - Pecker (Pecker lounge) · A practical introduction to the art, mathematics, and philosophy of tying pretty people up with pretty knots. WARNING: This event can expose you to adult-themed conversations, which are known to the State of California to cause discomfort in select individuals.
Mon 7:47 PM - 8:47 PM · πŸ‘₯ ghost stories on the roofdeck @ Random Hall (Random Rookdeck) · "bring your spooky mood to the random hall roofdeck and listen to ghost stories (featuring some queer content!) while enjoying some thematic treats ~oooOooOooh~ note: cw will be announced before each story <3"
Mon 8 PM - 9 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Language Night w/ Flag Painting @ La Casa (La Casa Kitchen) · Join La Casa for a night of expressing and sharing our cultures! We will be painting flags, sharing our languages, and of course, eating delicious snacks!!
Mon 8 PM - 9:30 PM · πŸ΄πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ B5 Karaoke Night @ Burton Conner - Burton 5 (Burton 5 Flounge) · Join us for a friendly karaoke night to enjoy singing your favorite songs and snacks!
Mon 8 PM - 9:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ MAKE A FISH @ MacGregor House - G Entry (G Entry Lounge) · come chill and make taiyaki ice cream with us!!
Mon 8 PM - 9:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Italian Night -- Make Your Own Pizza! @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · Ever felt like you wanted to become an Italian chef and make Pizza? Come to Maseeh's Pizza making event! We will be making mini margherita pizzas in our very own kitchen that you can make and eat. All ingredients are provided just bring yourself (and maybe a friend).
Mon 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 C3 Game Night @ Burton Conner - Conner 3 (Conner 3 Flounge) · Come play board games and card games, or just chill with us and listen to music. Snacks, drinks, and maybe even leftover cake provided!
Mon 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 smol desk concert @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · open mic! come play and/or listen to some music!
Mon 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Wii Games for Wee Gamers @ New House - New House 5 (New House 5 Lounge) · Avoid the Boston road rage with some good β€˜ol Mario Kart. Unlicensed? Take your adventure onto the floor with Wii Sports or Just Dance! (Fueled by snacks of course)
Mon 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Poker Night @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Party Room) · come poke people (just kidding we're playing poker)
Mon 8:17 PM - 9:17 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Find Your Real Life D&D Ability Scores! @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Bonfire Lounge) · Are you a fan of Dungeons & Dragons? Have you ever wondered what your real life ability scores would be if you were a D&D character? Come to find out, and learn/talk/debate about D&D (or other ttrpgs)!
Mon 8:17 PM - 10:17 PM · 🎨 Ceiling tile painting @ Random Hall - BMF (Bmf lounge) · Paintings? On my ceiling? Come relax and paint some ceiling tiles with us!
Mon 9 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 GATAS @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - 2nd floor pool table) · Take pool to the next level with this Simmons classic!
Mon 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ΄πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ MacG Dessert Party! @ MacGregor House (MacGregor Courtyard) · Enjoy delicious desserts paired with ice cream at our courtyard dessert party! In case of inclement weather, the dessert party will be in the MacGregor Dining Room :)
Mon 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Katharine's Kasino @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Green Living Room) · Do you like gambling? Well, come on down to Katherine’s Kasino. We got chips (both the poker type and the snacking type), blackjack, and bingo (for the old souls). Are you feeling lucky?
Mon 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Poker Tournament @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Feeling lucky? Participate in our infamous poker tournament!
Mon 9 PM - 1 AM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Next Haunt @ Next House - Next Haunt (Next House PDR (Private Dining Room)) · Excited for Halloween? Yes, it's August, but ARE YOU EXCITED FOR HALLOWEEN? Then swing by for snacks, puzzles, drawing prompts, and spo0kiness! We're a student group that builds a haunted escape room every Halloween and is always looking for volunteers (no experience required)!
Mon 9:17 PM - 10:17 PM · 🍴 Become 2% Milk @ Random Hall - Clam (Clam Kitchen) · Drink milk until you're 2% milk
Mon 10 PM - 10:19 PM · where'd we go? @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Come join us in not-being-here.
Mon 10 PM - 11:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Secret Mission @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - Party Room (2nd floor)) · come complete a secret task while trying to sabotage your opponent's missions in this friendly, chaotic, game of secret mission!
Mon 10 PM - 12 AM · πŸ‘₯ The Bisexual Experience of Your Life @ Simmons Hall (Simmons MPR) · Become bisexual. Eat hot chip. Lie (on a couch).
Mon 10 PM - 1 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Movie Meltdown @ Next House (Next House TFL) · Because we'll all collectively be having a meltdown while watching ✨ classics ✨ such as Twilight, Bee Movie, and The Room. Enjoy a slice while you cringe.
Mon 10:30 PM - 12 AM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hornesis: a Historical Reenactment @ Burton Conner - C2 (BC music room (if you're late, meet 569.5 ft from the Boston side of the Harvard bridge)) · Can you count to 102? (This event involves walking, painting, Sarah's mom's high school boyfriend, lying on the ground, and instrumental solos, so dress as formally as possible.)
Tuesday 08/29/23
Tue 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴 C3 Green Eggs and Ham @ Burton Conner - Conner 3 (Conner 3 323 Suite) · do you like green eggs and ham? Come enjoy green breakfast with Conner 3 to find out!
Tue 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Squancakes @ Simmons Hall (Old Late Night Dining) · the goal is to make the pancakes as square as the simmons windows-- come help us eat all the squancakes at today's pancake breakfast!! gluten-free squancakes will be available.
Tue 9 AM - 10 AM · πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 Tetris and tats @ East Campus (1-132) · play tetr.io and get some sick ink(box)
Tue 9 AM - 10 AM · 🍴 Breakfast With Bentry @ MacGregor House - B Entry (B Entry Main Lounge) · Don’t feel like going to a dining hall? Join us for breakfast in Bentry
Tue 10 AM - 11:30 AM · DEI Session (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Tue 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM · 🎲 Climb the Castle @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Come climb on the EC castle bouldering wall!
Tue 11:30 AM - 1 PM · πŸ‘₯ BC's Mickey Mouse Club House @ Burton Conner (Burton Conner TV Lounge) · What does Mickey Mouse have? Mice*. What does Ratatouille have? Thai food. What does Tom and Jerry have? Powerpoint karaoke. What does Stuart Little have? Artistic masterpieces made of tape. Burton Conner has all of these. You could too. Be there.
Tue 11:30 AM - 1 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Cheesecake and Sporcle @ Simmons Hall (MPR) · Eat cheesecake and play Sporcle!!
Tue 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM · 🎨 Ruin Your Wardrobe @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · you probably came here with all those new clothes mommy and daddy bought you. or maybe you've gotten a (very plain) orientation shirt. either way, wouldn't it be nice to turn those into something you'd ACTUALLY wear? *BRING CLOTHES*
Tue 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Tattoo Parlor @ Next House (Next House Courtyard) · Tattoos for all levels of commitment-phobia, and eye masks ordered in bulk from Amazon for the casual relaxer. Vibe with your tattoo artist Nexties and friends!
Tue 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Grill Fill Chill @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Lawn) · grilling food, filling stomachs, chilling out
Tue 11:30 AM - 3 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 Tetris and tats @ East Campus (1-132) · play tetr.io and get some sick ink(box)
Tue 11:45 AM - 1 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Lunch (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Tue 11:45 AM - 1 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Lunch (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Tue 11:47 AM - 1:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ black hole tea time! ^-^ @ Random Hall - Black Hole (Black Hole Kitchen) · chill in black hole kitchen and have some tea with us! we'll have vibes ranging from respectful ceremonial tea pouring to campus-scavenged lipton's.
Tue noon - 2 PM · 🍴 Saucy Boogaloo @ MacGregor House - H Entry (MacGregor Coutyard) · Feeling saucy?? Come try out our selection of hot sauces!! Will be served with chicken nuggets!!! Will you be able to withstand the heat?? Or will you die trying... :'(
Tue noon - 2 PM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ GET HOSED!!!! @ MacGregor House - H Entry (MacG Courtyard) · Looking to escape the heat??? Come get your first taste of MIT's Firehose and run through our sprinklers with your friends!!! We promise it'll be more fun than getting hosed with work during the semester!
Tue noon - 2 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Taste of Cambridge @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Courtyard) · Hungry but don’t know where to go in Cambridge? We got you! We bring you delicious food from the finest dining establishments around. Though we don’t recommend you mix all the flavors together, we do recommend that you come and stuff your face!
Tue noon - 2 PM · 🎨 Make with NV @ New Vassar (New Vassar Maker Space) · Come make your very own desk light in New Vassar's state-of-the-art makerspace! [materials and instructions included]
Tue noon - 2 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Make Your Own Pizza @ Next House (Next House Country KItchen) · Personal pizzas have never been this personal. Mix your own Italian soda to wash it down!
Tue noon - 2 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 dumb ways to (hair) dye @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Lawn) · Looking to christen your newfound freedom with a rebellious act? We will dye your hair color(s) of your choosing (we promise we know what we're doing)!
Tue noon - 3:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Grill and Chill @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Burgers and friends ALL DAY! :D
Tue noon - 3:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hair Dyeing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · What better way to appreciate the spirit of individualism and self-reliance than to get your hair dyed in ALL OF THE COLORS because you can and why not
Tue 12:17 PM - 2:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ fish waffles? fish everything! @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Bonfire Kitchen) · do you like waffles? do you like fish shaped items? do you like waffles made out of non-waffle foods? come join us as we explore the limits of what can be cooked in a fish shaped waffle iron. marshmallows? fruit? ice cream? come find out.
Tue 12:47 PM - 2:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ SHARKCUTERIE @ Random Hall - Black Hole (Black Hole Kitchen) · MEAT FOR JAWS CHOMP CHOMP come pair YOUR MEAT with some CHEESE and CRACKERS and FRUIT >:}
Tue 12:47 PM - 2:27 PM · 🎲 Box Fort Warfare @ Random Hall (Random Hall Roof) · Create an empire of cardboard, and conquer all who stand in your way
Tue 1 PM - 2:30 PM · 🍴 Sushi Sushi Sushi @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Courtyard) · We have 10lbs of sashimi grade tuna, 4lbs of fresh crab, and all you can eat salmon. Why spend $40+ on sushi when you can get it for free?
Tue 1 PM - 2:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 scootah hockey @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - Dining) · What happens when you take the scootahs from PE class and combine it with hockey? Do you get a sporting bout worthy of the Olympics? No! Far greater! Around 5% of applicants get into MIT, and less than 1% of them will be crowned scootah hockey champions. Will it be you?
Tue 1 PM - 3 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 B.Y.O.S. (bring your orientation shirt) @ Burton Conner - B1 (B1 Flounge) · do you like your orientation shirt? we don't either. come snip, sew, and dye your shirt into something you'd want to wear!
Tue 1 PM - 3 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ 3E: Strange Waters @ Next House - 3E (Next 3E) · hydrate or diedrate! or… both?
Tue 1:17 PM - 1:47 PM · 🎲 See You Ladder @ Random Hall - Loop (Loop Lounge) · It's simple: at any given moment there are at least 21 ladders around MIT's campus. We will show you pictures of ladders and you must guess which ones have been spotted at MIT.
Tue 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ CURSED GRILLZ @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · If it’s grillable or edible, we gon make it deliciousable. Come try various foods that may or may not grill well. Vote on your favorites and help revolutionize the world of cooking with the almighty grill!
Tue 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 The Eras Tour (Simmons' Version) @ Simmons Hall (Simmons TV Lounge) · Come enjoy all things Taylor Swift! Featuring listening to her music, yelling lyrics, overanalyzing them, and playing some games!
Tue 1:33rd PM - 2:33rd PM · no more table @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton 3rd Flounge) · No. More table.
Tue 1:45 PM - 2 PM · πŸ‘₯ Westyard SCREAAMM @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · words are hard....sometimes you just need to aaAAAHHHHH!!! Come join us in some (non)traditional EC group therapy.
Tue 1:47 PM - 3:27 PM · 🎨 Crochet the Hilbert Curve @ Random Hall - Loop (Loop Lounge) · Come explore the world of mathematical crochet, and help make a Hilbert curve quilt! Never touched a crochet hook? No problem. Never touched a Hilbert curve? Now's your chance! There will be plenty of yarn, a small quantity of math, some snacks, and lots of good conversation.
Tue 2 PM - 3:30 PM · 🍴 Black Queer Hangout @ East Campus (Adirondak Lounge (between W20 and the Z-Center)) · chill with some POC gay people and eat our baked mac n cheese (among other foods)
Tue 2:15 PM - 3 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Tue 2:17 PM - 3:17 PM · 🎲 Um, Actually @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Bonfire Lounge) · From Finn and Jake to Tim Drake, nerds love a lot of things, but there's one thing they love above all else, and that is correcting people. Welcome to Um, Actually!
Tue 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 The Great Duck Race @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Lawn) · Looking for some friendly competition? Join us for the FIRST EVER annual Simmons Duck Race! We will be racing rubber ducks across the Charles River... just kidding, it's an inflatable kiddie pool on Vassar Street.
Tue 3:30 PM - 5 PM · Academics and Experiential Learning (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Tue 5 PM - 6 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hair Dyeing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · If you're worried about what your parents will think, natural colors such as leaf green, sky blue, and grape purple also available.
Tue 5 PM - 6 PM · πŸ‘₯ Super Secret Gay Time @ East Campus (1-134) · Come chill with fellow gays of EC; stay as long as you like and speak as much as you want :)
Tue 5 PM - 6 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Dinner (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Tue 5 PM - 7 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Let Them Eat Cake @ East Campus (Warehouse Community Kitchen) · As the famous french royalty once proclaimed, β€œLet them eat cake!” Well, let the people eat cake! β€˜Tis not the boring cake of the 1800s, though - decorate a cake to your heart’s content, or demolish a heart cake like in Taylor Swift’s music video content. Viva la revolution!
Tue 5 PM - 7 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 4E: Fruit Anarchy @ Next House - 4E (Next 4E) · One of the only times you’re encouraged to play with your food! We got lots of fruit to do whatever you want (within legal boundaries) >:-) Examples include speed-peeling citrus fruits, snapping apples and bananas with your hands, or if it's more your thing, enjoy a smoothie.
Tue 5 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Grill and Chill @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Burgers and friends ALL DAY! :D
Tue 5 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Shaved Ice @ New House - House 3 (House 3 Lounge) · Become cooler with House 3!
Tue 5:07 PM - 6:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ BYOG (Bring Your Own Grapes) @ Random Hall - BMF (BMF Kitchen) · Feeling hot and need a cool refresher? Cold and need a warm snack? Come on over to the wonderful world of BMF where we help you find your favorite way of preparing grapes.
Tue 5:17 PM - 6:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Learn Practical English with Cardio @ Random Hall - Clam (Clam Lounge) · get your exercise of the week while learning useful english sentences with healthy snacks
Tue 5:17 PM - 7:17 PM · 🎨 Screen Print Stuff @ Random Hall - Black Hole (Black Hole) · Screen print stuff!
Tue 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Prepare for (Water) War @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Courtyard) · Prep for Water Wars! Arm yourselves with water balloons. Defend yourselves with shields. Mark yourselves with war paint. Prepare for battle!
Tue 5:30 PM - 7 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 C2nnersplaining @ Burton Conner - C2 (C2 Flounge) · Have questions about the British floor? PowerPoint karaoke has answers. Teach us our stance on colonization, how many saxophones is ideal, how to treat a lobster, who has custody of Soleh’s Britishness, and more as we Connersplain history to you young impressionable prefrosh.
Tue 5:30 PM - 7 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Simmons People Taco Night @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Old Late Night) · Eat basic grocery store tacos and vibe with cool people!
Tue 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ MacGrillin' @ MacGregor House (MacGregor Courtyard) · Enjoy some tasty BBQ in the MacGregor courtyard!
Tue 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 may the craft be with you @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Athena Cluster) · come crochet, knit, make friendship bracelets, pins, or just hang out!
Tue 5:30 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Hotpot with iHouse @ iHouse (iHouse Lounge) · Have some delicious hotpot (noodles, meat, vegetables & dumplings in soup) and hang out with iHouse! We will also have vegan options.
Tue 5:33rd PM - 6:33rd PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 jarred and feathered @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton 3rd Flounge) · Jeopardy meets tape meets gravity meets whipped cream meets feathers meets fan favorite 17th century pastimes.
Tue 6 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Webkinz Restaurant @ Burton Conner - B2 (B2 Flounge) · Revisit the crazy things your online pet considered food as you try to solve recipes to make things like "Blustagush". We'll also be playing Webkinz !! :)
Tue 6 PM - 8 PM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ Junie Jams @ Juniper (Juniper Lounge) · Jam out with with the Junies as we sing and dance to our favorite songs
Tue 6 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Overcooked PanEnEs! @ MacGregor House - E Entry (E Entry Main Lounge) · Come build ur own delicious PanEnEs! YOU will learn to build the sandwich of your dreams! Stick around to play Overcooked! with us and see whether the real-world sandwich-making skills translate into the video game world (or vice versa)!
Tue 6 PM - 9 PM · 🍴 Centry Bakefest @ MacGregor House - C Entry (C Entry Kitchen) · Come bake buttery delights with us! Whether it's cookies or banana bread or anything in-between,
Tue 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 Water Wars Prep @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · We shall fight to the death and WIN!!!!! (and by death I mean we shall soak them completely)
Tue 6:17 PM - 9:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ queer ladies' movie night @ Random Hall - Loop (Loop) · come hang out and watch a queer movie with us while decorating (and eating) cookies! all identities welcome :)
Tue 6:17 PM - 9:17 PM · 🍴 Pasta Ptuesday @ Random Hall - Clam (Clam Kitchen) · Come eat dinner!
Tue 7 PM - 7:15 PM · πŸ‘₯ Water War: Side with Simms @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - Front Steps) · The ultimate water balloon fight: West campus vs East campus. Come support the trojan duck in our quest for glory as we march into battle!
Tue 7 PM - 10 PM · Why we can’t have nice things @ Burton Conner - Burton 4 (Burton 4 Floor Lounge) · Are you a talented artist? Or better yet, are you an untalented artist? Come paint large canvases, entire suits and dresses, or even yourself! Join the B4 Players for a relaxing night of painting, charcuterie, and good vibes.
Tue 7 PM - 10 PM · 🍴 Baking with C4 @ Burton Conner - Conner 4 (Conner 4 423 Suite) · Join C4 residents in baking and eating yummy sugar cookies! Show off your creativity by shaping and decorating them your own way. Directions: 4th floor, Big suite on the corridor between the Conner and Burton side of BC
Tue 7 PM - 12 AM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Mario Kart and Smash @ German House (German House lounge/Kitchen) · Hang out and play video games with DH!
Tue 7:15 PM - 8 PM · Water Wars @ Campus Wide! (Killian Court) · Two sides, both alike in dignity, in fair MIT, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil water makes civil Killian unclean...
Tue 7:17 PM - 8:17 PM · πŸ‘₯ Arcane (2021) conspiracy theories @ Random Hall - Bonfire (bonfire lounge) · anxiously awaiting the release of the second season of the animated series "arcane"? us too. come create theories with us to explain character stories as depicted in season one (and come up with guesses for what's to come??)
Tue 7:17 PM - 9:17 PM · 🍴 bingsoo @ Random Hall - Pecker (pecker kitchen) · come get some shaved ice, hang out, and chat with us :)
Tue 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Sorta-French Fondue @ French House (French House Kitchen) · Come enjoy the Swiss national dish that has a French name, and chat over a communal pot of dipping chocolate.
Tue 8 PM - 9:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Dcupcake Decorating @ New House - New House 5 (New House 5 Lounge) · Looking for something sweet? Swing by dlounge and decorate cupcakes to unleash your inner artist!
Tue 8 PM - 10 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ 5tudio Ghibli Watch Party @ Burton Conner - Burton 5 (Burton 5 Flounge) · Let's watch Studio Ghibli!
Tue 8 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Crocheting Peculiar Cats @ East Campus (1-136) · Come crochet cats, the pride and joy of East Campus! Beginners welcomeβ€”in fact, if you end up crocheting the strangest blob of a body, that’ll only mirror the reality of EC cats more :D
Tue 8 PM - 10 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 2W: Sussy Lassi @ Next House - 2W (Next House Country Kitchen) · Come to 2W’s Lassi* πŸ₯› Bar! Enjoy carefully curated concoctions from the delicious 😍 to the downright dastardly 😈. Try to guess our mystery flavor πŸ‘€. We’ll have funny fruits πŸ₯‘, fishy 🐟 flavorings and the best vibes 🧑. *Flavored yogurt drink. **Lactose-free options available
Tue 8 PM - 1 AM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Super Smash Bros with C4 @ Burton Conner - Conner 4 (C4 Flounge) · Come test your luck against C4 super smash players! Directions: Enter BC through Amherst Alley entrance, go up the nearest elevator to floor 4, first door on the right in long hallway.
Tue 8:03rd PM - 9:03rd PM · deep talks with shallow people @ Burton Conner - Burton Third (Burton 3rd Flounge) · discuss the meaning of life, et al.
Tue 9 PM - 10 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 GATAS @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - 2nd floor pool table) · Take pool to the next level with this Simmons classic!
Tue 9 PM - 10:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 nail painting!! @ MacGregor House - G Entry (G Entry Lounge) · paint your nails and gossip with the gentry gays πŸ’…
Tue 9 PM - 11 PM · 🎲 Bored Games - C5 @ Burton Conner - Conner 5 (Conner 5 Flounge) · Bored of games? Lets play some board games. Don't make me play solitaire with jimmy (my wrestling dummy).
Tue 9 PM - 11 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Bentry Betting @ MacGregor House - B Entry (B Entry Main Lounge) · Play poker with Bentry residents and enjoy some late night snacks
Tue 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯ Spa Night @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Green Living Room, Country Kitchen) · Chill, relax, put on a face mask! Make yourself a unique soap bar! Enjoy a spa night with us before heading off to your first week of classes!
Tue 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Laser Tag @ New Vassar (New Vassar Game Room + Mezzanine) · Get a tactical edge in the annual New Vassar Laser Tag competition!
Tue 9 PM - 11 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ 4W: Mamma Mia watch party @ Next House - 4W (Next 4W Main Lounge) · Come watch and sing along to the absolutely fantastic 2008 movie musical, Mamma Mia! There will be snacks!
Tue 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯ blahaj blast 2 electric boogaloo @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Party Room) · shark plushies!! mtn dew!! wowee!!
Tue 9:17 PM - 10:47 PM · omeganalysis 2: electric boogaloo @ Random Hall (Alice in Wonderland Theatre) · Among the tropes frequent in fanfiction, none are more prevalent and unique than omegaverse. Come watch the new and improved presentation on omegaverse (again), from an overview to its origins and history to a deep dive on this trope. Snacks and refreshments will be provided~
Tue 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM · πŸ΄πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ Baker Skyline @ Baker House (Baker Dining) · Pizza! Refreshments! Pumping music! And everyone's fav… Baker merch! Dance the night away at Baker Skyline, Baker's event of the year. You don't wanna miss it :) we’ll see you 9:30-11:30pm!
Tue 10 PM - 10:19 PM · where'd we go? @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Idk, you tell me.
Tue 10 PM - 12 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Fentry late night snacks and desserts @ MacGregor House - F Entry (F Entry Lounge) · Late-night snacks with F Entry. Come for the food, stay for the fun facts
Tue 10 PM - 12 AM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ Next Sing Karaoke @ Next House - Next Sing (Next House Basement) · come participate in the classic next house activity of staying up and singing 2010’s music until ungodly hours of the night !
Tue 10 PM - 1 AM · πŸŽ‰πŸ‘₯ Top of the Sponge @ Simmons Hall (Simmons 7th floor terrace) · Come party atop the most porous dorm! We have music and mocktails (bad dancing encouraged)!
Tue 11 PM - 12 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Get Craf-TEA @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Unleash your creativity to make a custom cup of boba!
Wed 12 AM - 1 AM · 🍴 Midnight Pancakes @ Next House (Next House Country Kitchen) · Come to one of Next House's signature events following a warm wholesome karaoke session. Catch pancakes in the Next House country kitchen (literally)! Chill and talk to Nexties! Warm up with hot chocolate and the vibes ~
Wednesday 08/30/23
Wed 6 AM - 7 AM · πŸ‘₯ Sunrise on Harvard Bridge @ McCormick Hall (Meet at Lobby) · Get ready for an epic adventure (across the street) at Sunrise on Harvard Bridge! Rise and shine with us as we witness the most breathtaking sunrise in Boston. It is time to kickstart your college adventure with laughter, friends, and a picture-perfect sunrise.
Wed 7:30 AM - 10 AM · 🍴 McCormick Breakfast House @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Country Kitchen) · Stop by to get your most important meal of the day- McCormick’s got you covered with waffles & fruit in the Country Kitchen!
Wed 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 Lego My Eggo @ Next House (Next House Country Kitchen) · Did someone say Legos? And Eggo Waffles?!? Come through to relive your childhood (and maybe even adulthood) in the best possible way! Get delicious breakfast to keep you running for the rest of the day AND channel your Mens et Manus by building stuff out of Lego!
Wed 8 AM - 10 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Rainbow Pancakes @ Simmons Hall (Old Late Night Dining) · join us for the simmons tradition of RAINBOW PANCAKES! wear rainbow and eat rainbow pancakes with us! gluten-free pancakes will be available.
Wed 9 AM - 10:30 AM · 🍴 CrΓͺpes et Chocolat @ French House (French House Kitchen) · 500 crΓͺpes for the first 500 prefrosh! Enjoy your crΓͺpes with fresh fruit, chocolate spread, and other goodies!
Wed 9 AM - 10:30 AM · 🍴 Breakfast With Bentry @ MacGregor House - B Entry (B Entry Main Lounge) · Don’t feel like going to a dining hall? Join us for breakfast in Bentry
Wed 9 AM - 10:30 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Hashbrowns and Honeycakes with Hentry @ MacGregor House - H Entry (H Entry 3rd Floor Kitchen) · Hungry this lovely morning?? Head over to MacGregor's Hentry for some delightful honeycakes and hashbrowns made in our communal kitchen!
Wed 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM · Sex Signals (Rockwell Cage) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Wed 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM · Safety at MIT (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Wed 11 AM - 12:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎨 Boba & Bracelets @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Green Living Room) · Boba may be a little overrated, but that’s not all we have! Come design bracelets, sip boba, and get stamp-happy with us!
Wed 11 AM - 1 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Swim with the Sharks 🦈 @ Campus Wide! (1-135) · Come meet the team that organizes REX - we promise we don't bite! Hang out with members of Dormitory Council (DormCon) and ask us about dorm life, student government, and why our mascot is a shark.
Wed 11:30 AM - 1 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Lunch (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Wed 11:45 AM - 1 PM · 🍴🎲 Cooking with Power Tools @ East Campus (Next House Country Kitchen) · we have power tools, we have food, and we need you to help make it.
Wed 11:47 AM - 12:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Takoyaki @ Random Hall - BMF (BMF Kitchen) · Come one and all to eat takoyaki made by yours truly, BMF
Wed 11:47 AM - 12:47 PM · 🎨 ~Bedazzle the Bonfire Babies~ @ Random Hall - Bonfire (Bonfire kitchen) · Attend an artistic activity adorning our adorable angels <3. Befriend the Bonfaari by bestowing beautiful bibs and bobbles upon our babies. Come craft clothes for our cherished CPR children. Don't dally, for the dolls deserve decoration!
Wed noon - 1 PM · 🎲 Climb the Castle @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Come climb on the EC castle bouldering wall!
Wed noon - 2 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Up in smoke: where is EC now (answer: BC) @ Burton Conner (BC Grills) · You can’t light a building on fire without a building. Join BC and EC for burgers/veggie burgers and talk about living in a building that doesn’t exist. Our communities are stronger than the reinforced concrete holding us together and the walls separating us from the asbestos.
Wed noon - 2 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Up in smoke: where is EC now (answer: BC) @ East Campus (Burton Conner Grills) · You can’t light a building on fire without a building. Join the BC and EC communities for burgers and some fun conversations about living in a building that doesn’t exist. Our communities are stronger than the reinforced concrete and asbestos that hold us together.
Wed noon - 6 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Hair Dyeing @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · We've been coloring hair so long that our hands have literally turned into rainbows. Please advise.
Wed noon - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Grill and Chill @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · Burgers and friends ALL DAY! :D
Wed 12:47 PM - 4:47 PM · 🎨 BEFOUL OUR WALLS/Disappoint Your Parents! @ Random Hall (Black Hole Kitchen) · paint paint paINt PAINt urghshkwitzo paint the walls paint your hair we have bleach and hair dye and PAINT
Wed 1 PM - 2:15 PM · Sex Signals (Rockwell Cage) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Wed 1 PM - 2:15 PM · Safety at MIT (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Wed 2:15 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Doors 201: Lockpicking @ East Campus (1-132) · An MIT education opens doors.
Wed 2:15 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Jario Jart Journament @ MacGregor House - J Entry (J Entry Main Lounge) · Face off against J entry residents in a friendly bracket of Mario Kart!
Wed 2:15 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯ duck demo @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - Front Steps) · the duck had its glorious reign but now it must be disassembled :( please join us in the noble endeavor of duck demo.
Wed 2:15 PM - 5 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Goblin @ East Campus (1-150) · Gather to celebrate the genesis of GOBLIN at Goblin ESCAPE ROOM!!! Join us for this thrilling event in a dark room full of goblins. Watch the Goblin movie on 4x spd. Learn of the fabled Goblin House. And lock in: or you won't be able to lock out.
Wed 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲🎨 Ink Yourself @ East Campus (Fort Build Site) · how much surface area can you cover with EAsT camPUS temporary tattoos? theres only one way to find out.
Wed 2:30 PM - 4 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 chill sports n chill sports @ New House - New House 4 (Briggs Field) · Do you love a good round of spikeball? Or are you tired and want a popsicle to cool down on the hot day? We have it all! Come compete in chill outdoors games or cool down with our less athletic members and chat about life in New House!
Wed 3 PM - 4:30 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 MACBETH IS FUN (the Most Acidic Competition Because Eating Toroidal cHerries IS FUN) @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Mailbox Lounge) · In honor of CPW's glorious fruit-eating extravaganzas, we present MACBETH IS FUN. You will choose one of a couple of fruits arranged by tiers and eat it whole. This time there will be timers and a leaderboard. The winner of the SSS tier fruit is crowned Simmons Fructus Regis.
Wed 3 PM - 4:30 PM · πŸ‘₯ Academic Expo and DAPER Gateway (Johnson Ice Rink) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Wed 3 PM - 5:30 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 dumb ways to (hair) dye @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Front Lawn) · Looking to christen your newfound freedom with a rebellious act? We will dye your hair color(s) of your choosing (we promise we know what we're doing)!
Wed 3:17 PM - 4:47 PM · 🍴🎨 friendship (bracelets) and tea @ Random Hall - Loop (Loop Lounge) · Come for the tea and bracelets, stay for the friendship! We have a cozy kitchen, everything you need to make your own tea blends, and way too much embroidery floss.
Wed 3:17 PM - 5:17 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Knot Theory Pretzels @ Random Hall - Clam and Loop (Clam Kitchen) · 9_46 knot anyone? come join us in making soft pretzels in the shape of different knots!
Wed 4 PM - 7 PM · 🎨 Paint the Skyline @ McCormick Hall (McCormick's East Penthouse) · What's better than free art supplies? Painting the best view in MIT with those supplies, of course! Come to the McCormick East Penthouse to get your creative juices flowing, paint, and make a keepsake.
Wed 4 PM - 7 PM · πŸ‘₯ queer phantom of the opera scream-along @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - MPR) · "All I ask of you" is that you join us for a "Phantom of the Opera" scream along (but make it gay !?). Come scream and listen to "The music of the night" and unleash your inner "Prima Donna". We may not all be "Angels of Music" but we will sing "Past the point of no return".
Wed 4:30 PM - 6 PM · πŸ‘₯ Extreme Simmons Hide and Seek @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Hall - Lobby) · Ever wanted an extreme tour of Simmons? Now's your chance. In an extreme game of hide and seek involving nerf guns, duct tape, and chaos.
Wed 4:47 PM - 6:47 PM · πŸ‘₯ Multitools and Multivitamins @ Random Hall - Black Hole (Black Hole Kitchen) · Learn all the different uses of a multivitamin, and why you should eat two multitools per day!
Wed 4:47 PM - 6:47 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 random predetermined random play dance @ Random Hall (Alice in Wonderland Theater) · ARE YOU A KPOP FAN WITH NO MEMORY FOR CHOREO? in this unrandom play dance, we will play dance practices (mirrored) on a screen as we (struggle to) follow along. requests are encouraged as long as it's not post-2020 bts. no previous knowledge or skill required.
Wed 5 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Switch Games @ New House - House 3 (House 3 Lounge) · Switch it up with House 3!
Wed 5:17 PM - 7 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Crepes and Cartoons @ Random Hall - Loop (Loop Lounge) · Celebrate the last day of REX by curling up with a plate of crepes and some classic cartoons!
Wed 6 PM - 7 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Fried Oreos @ Simmons Hall (Simmons Old Late Night Dining) · do you like oreos? do you like fried food? well boy do we have the food for you: fried oreos!
Wed 6 PM - 8 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Knotical Nonesense @ East Campus (1-132) · Whether you're a thrill-seeker, an adventurer, or just someone who loves to learn new things, 'Knotical Nonsense' is the perfect place to learn to tie knots! You'll discover the knots used by climbers to reach new heights and riggers to lift heavy loads.
Wed 6 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Gaysian Tea Party @ East Campus (Warehouse Community Kitchen) · are you a gay slay? or are you asian? β€” or both?! come have & spill tea :) (if you are neither gay nor asian, feel welcome as well!! all poggers people are awesome and we would love to uwu with u!)
Wed 6 PM - 8 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Let's Break the Ice @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Come to meet some new friends over snow cones!
Wed 7 PM - 9 PM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Paint and Sip @ Juniper (Juniper Lounge) · Come paint and sip on juice and other snacks
Wed 8 PM - 10 PM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Bubble Tea Social @ Next House (Next House Country Kitchen) · WHO DOESN'T LIKE BOBA??? Pull through to enjoy tapioca pearls with an assortment of beverages, jigsaw puzzles, and the company of current Nexties!
Wed 9 PM - 11 PM · 🎲 Super Smash Bros Tournament @ Maseeh Hall (Maseeh Lounges) · Play to win big: 27 inch monitor, logitech gaming mouse, and over $300 in prizes. Not to mention unlimited chips and soda :)
Wed 9 PM - 11 PM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Ping Pong Tournament @ New Vassar (New Vassar Game Room) · Break out your ping pong skills and get your competitive hype on with the New Vassar Ping Pong Singles tournament!
Wed 9 PM - 12 AM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Game Night @ McCormick Hall (McCormick Game Room) · GAMES you say? Meet and battle your (fr)enemies in McCormick's Game room! Any game you could ask for (including Smash, ping pong, Exploding Kittens, and more!)
Wed 9 PM - 12 AM · πŸ‘₯🎲 Eat Sleep League @ New Vassar (New Vassar Conference Room) · Bring your laptop over and prepare to become best friends or worst nightmares with your 5-man league of legends team
Wed 10 PM - 12 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ Waffle Night @ East Campus (Next House Country Kitchen) · come hang out and eat sweet treats with us! πŸ§‡ waffles are not guaranteed, but good vibes are 😎
Wed 10 PM - 1 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯🎲 Poker Chips & Chips @ Next House (Next House Dining) · Craving a late-night snack? Want to learn how to play poker in a casual, low-stakes setting? Both? Come feast on chips with Next House's poker enthusiasts! (just don't snack on the poker chips)
Wed 10:30 PM - 12 AM · πŸ‘₯🎨 Paint My Room Pt 2 @ Simmons Hall (Meet in Simmons Lobby) · come join us for the second installment of mural painting in a real simmons room!
Wed 11:30 PM - 1 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ College Classics @ New Vassar (New Vassar Mezzanine) · Prepare to eat all of the college student midnight snack classics!
Thu 12 AM - 1 AM · 🍴πŸ‘₯ 2E: Tasty Asians & Avalon @ Next House - 2E (Next House 2E) · When the clock strikes 12, the hallowed 2E tradition of Avalon begins. Join us for a night of conspiracy, betrayal, and manipulative strategyβ€”all while munching on the most inventive, unique Tasty Asian snaccs we could find on the internet. (Note: this event replaces 2E: Breakfast Club)
Post-REX Events Still can't get enough of our awesome dorms? Well, move into your new room first, but then stop by any of these events for more fun times! Friday 09/01/23
Fri 10 AM - 10:30 AM · Class Photo (Killian Court) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Fri 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM · Dear Future Me (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Fri 11:30 AM - noon · Orientation Closing (Kresge Auditorium) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Fri noon - 1 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Lunch (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Fri 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM · πŸ‘₯ Activities Midway (Johnson Ice Rink) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Fri 6 PM - 7:45 PM · πŸ‘₯🍴 Small Group/Dinner (Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!
Fri 8 PM - 11 PM · Aquarium Trip (Meet at the Kresge Oval) · This is an Orientation event, please see the Guidebook app for more details!

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