The Daily Confusion: 2015 REX Edition


August 28, 2015

1:00 AM

1:41 AM EAsT camPUS

“Bernie Sanders knows about‚‘The Hashtag.’”

3:00 AM

3:15 AM - 6:15 AM Random Hall

Random House of Pancakes! Is it early, or is it late? All we know is that we have delicious pancakes to feed you.

12:00 PM

12:59 PM EAsT camPUS

Normally D is for “discretion,” but in that case D was for “denial.” That’s not what D is usually for.

3:00 PM

3:42 PM EAsT camPUS

We sent off our construction plans to the building commissioner of Cambridge for approval. We haven’t heard back from him in months.

4:00 PM

4:54 PM EAsT camPUS

Paul Murphy told us “Don’t worry about it.”

6:00 PM

6:50 PM EAsT camPUS

My mom doesn’t let me have lighters at home, but now I’m in college!

8:00 PM

8:15 PM - 11:45 PM Random Hall

Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico that comprises the Seven Wonders, then Race to the Galaxy and help the Twilight Imperium crush the Resistance. Through the Ages, board games have been an Innovation Random Hall has enjoyed. Come and play the various board games we’ve acquired!


August 29, 2015

9:00 AM

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Random Hall

Espresso and Latte Art. Come to Random Hall to learn the mysteries of high-pressure coffee.

11:00 AM

11:06 AM EAsT camPUS

d5s exist, the world isn’t fair

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Next House

Next House Mural. We have paint! And a giant canvas! All that’s missing is a dash of 2019... Let there be no blank canvas left.

12:05 PM EAsT camPUS

Don’t worry, your hair will grow back soon

12:26 PM EAsT camPUS

I’ve never been co-located with an orange and a shower.”

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Simmons Hall

@ Briggs Field: Go to college to get in touch with your inner child. Join us for some fun playground games and nom-able food!

2:00 PM

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Simmons Hall

@ Briggs Field: Wanna learn how velociraptors keep nimble? Or how we, er, escape a nimble velociraptor? Join us for a game of ultimate frisbee and gnaw away at our colorful range of otterpops!

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burtonside Grill: Come for the grill. Stay for the chill.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM McCormick Hall

Has your FPOP finished early? Or are you just early? Either way, come and join us for the BEST ICE CREAM in Boston! We depart from the Front Lobby of McCormick at 3:00pm. (Did we mention BOSTON’S FINEST ICE CREAM?) Please bring some money.

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM New House

@ New House Desmond: Experience the anarchy first hand as we try to play a game using the public chat, live. P

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Simmons Hall

Make new friends and chat with the Simmons park rangers while you chow down on freshly grilled burgers. Meat and vegetarian options available!

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton 5 Floor Lounge: Paper airplane contest! Winner gets an iPad. Or a high-five. My choice. P.S. There will be snacks and slinkies

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Simmons Hall

Who’s that guys talking in the strange accent wearing a kilt? Why, it’s Simmons’s resident Scottish person, of course! Come take part in some Scottish Country Dancing and hear stories about the wild Haggises of Scotland!

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Maseeh Hall

@ PDR: Dude we’re giving out free Chipotle and it’s not like you have anything better to do.

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Simmons Hall

EVERYTHING is bigger in Simmons. Giant BALL PITS. Giant JENGA. Giant ORIGAMI. Giant TWISTER. Giant DINOSAURS. Wait, what?

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM New House

@ NH2: Video games! Board games! Card games! Crafts based on games!

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Maseeh Hall

@ Media Room: Good Will Hunting. You’re not a real MIT student if you’ve never seen it. Nuff said.

8:56 PM EAsT camPUS

Bisexuals are greedy, but in a good way.

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Next House

We’ve got a wide variety of exciting board games and dozens of delicious bagels in Next Dining. Not sure which we have more of... Come find out!

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Simmons Hall

Wub Wub and Wings. Hangout and listen for the bass drop while enjoying some delicious wings. The wings are chicken this time because we’re all out of dodo birds.

11:00 PM

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM Simmons Hall

Sporcle and Cheesecake Party: We have cheesecake! Come help us consume it! Sporcle is a group trivia game which we will be projecting on to the big screen!

11:45 PM - 1:00 AM Next House

@ Lobby: What’s all this buzz? It’s just regular frisbee, but in darkness and with glowing frisbees.


August 30, 2015

2:00 AM

2:13 AM EAsT camPUS

Do you have a safety plan for that? “It’s called failing.” “THAT’S NOT OSHA APPROVED.”

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MacGregor House

MacGregor House of Pancakes. Come get the Pick-a-Pancake combo with pancakes, eggs and two strips of bacon for $9.95 (free for frosh).

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Simmons Hall

Help Simmons Hall prepare for the water war by building a giant Trojan Duck! This offensive weapon will be armed with many waterballons and spirited pre-frosh as West campus rides to victory in the Water War. Even a T-Rex would cower in fear.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM McCormick Hall

Morning workout anyone? Go for a jog around the bridge loop (a popular route for runners) led by McCormick residents. Whether you’re looking for a morning workout or a scenic jog, we’ll have a group for you! Breakfast available starting at 10:00 a.m.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Next House

Anyone can flip burgers on a grill, but at Next House (until 09/02) we flip you. Introducing the Big Flipper, a ride that swings you upside down, ten feet in the air! We guarantee you’

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Conner Two Floor Lounge: Come for delicious, cinnamon-y, eggy, baked and pan-fried french toast (the most superior breakfast food) and fresh seasonal fruit! Pancake and waffle lovers, steer clear.

11:00 AM EAsT camPUS

The bathrooms are gender-neutral in the sense that if you have a gender you need a different gender with you to maintain gender-neutrality

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:15 PM McCormick Hall

We’ve raided Haymarket, so we’ve got tons of fruit and yogurt. Come show us your mad blending skills by designing your own smoothies

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM MacGregor House

Water War Prep I. The best offense is a good defense. Come make a shield to defend against condoms filled with water that probably wont get you wet anyway.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MacGregor House

@ A Entry (floor 14): A Entry thinks the cookie is the truest canvas man has yet created. Come see if you agree with them.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Simmons Hall

Get fueled up before Orientation Kickoff by making your own pizza bagel! Carnivors and vegetarians welcome! (Please no velociraptors

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Next House

Like baking? Like helping people? Come make cookies with Nexties :) We will make enough to eat some ourselves and donate the rest to a homeless shelter.

12:40 PM EAsT camPUS

EasT camPUs: cultured, like chobani

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM baker-rex

Tours! Leaving every 30 minutes from the lobby.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton Third: Browse the art gallery while enjoying some light refreshments. Please maintain a respectful distance from the artwork

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM New House

@ German House lounge: Therapeutic Sunday crafts! Cleanse your stresses and forget your worries as we make shrinky dink earrings, bracelets, key chains, and other things (there will be AC).

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

@ J entry (Low Rise):

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Next House

@ Courtyard: Come chow down on some Next House burgers while you watch your friends try to hold their burgers down on the Big Flipper.

2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM McCormick Hall

“Don’t want to stain your desk with coffee stains to come? Make personalized coasters with our GRTs! :D You can ask.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM MacGregor House

@ Grill Pits: If you need a description to know what a BBQ is, just come check it out. If not, you know it’s worth it.

2:32 PM EAsT camPUS

“I’m on top of the Paul Murphy stuff.” “As long as you’re not on top of Paul Murphy.,”

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Simmons Hall

Embrace your inner caveman and paint some obscure paliolithic beasts on some free T-shirts, or anything else you can think of. We have stencils, and plenty of apparel to go around.

3:00 PM - 1:00 AM Simmons Hall

Go back to being a little kid and help us build a giant cardboard fort in the Mailbox Lounge. We’ll be working on the construction all day and night so come along whenever to help out!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Burton-Conner

@Burtonside Grill: Existential Oobleck crisis. Do you know what Oobleck is? Well it’s a solid suspension of corn starch and water that you can walk on. It’s also a liquid suspension of corn starch and water that you can sink right into.

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Briggs Field C: Huck, It’s too Hot. Join us for casual / pickup ultimate frisbee and then come eat all the ice pops we can pack into the Burton 1 refrigerators. We have 13.5 refrigerators.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM McCormick Hall

Make a lot of new friends all at once with our fast and fun games!

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM New House

New House 4: Have you ever wanted to be a Chipotle employee for a day? Probably not, but you should come make your own tasty burrito at our TexMex Feast.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MacGregor House

Laser Tag. Take aim with modified paintball guns. Shoot your friend, shoot your enemies... shoot, you forgot to reload.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Simmons Hall

The rangers still have burgers left! Come and chill by the grills and learn how to evade pesky velociraptors. Meat and veggie options available! We promise not to serve you any dino meat.

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM McCormick Hall

From Chinese to Indian to Mexican, we’ve ordered food from restaurants in the area and we need you to help us eat it all! Embrace the free food culture of MIT!

7:00 PM

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Floor Lounges (4, 5, 6): Cards Against Humanity and GRTs... what could go wrong?

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton Third Lounge: Forget everything you thought you knew about spam. Experience spam in all its wonderful shapes and sizes, its many flavors, the delicious intricacies that spark a revolution on your tongue.

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton 2: Want to challenge your twister skills on a whole new level? Come to Burton two where we’ll be playing 3D twister in our hallways using both floors and walls. The cute murals of our floor are waiting for you!

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM McCormick Hall

Trivia and Mafia. You may win at trivia, but can you survive through the night with the mafia alive...

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The chocolate is flowing! Come to the courtyard to enjoy s’mores, ping pong, cards against humanity, and time with friends as we delight in the first night of Orientation and REX.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Simmons Hall

Ramen is a dinosaur’s favorite food. Oh, I’m wrong, am I? Yeah? Well, go find a dinosaur and ask them yourself.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Next House

Eat mochi ice cream with 5E and learn dance moves from your favorite K-pop songs!

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM MacGregor House

@ D entry (High rise floor 5): What do you mean you don’t know what a Fugue is? Come test your knowledge of music against the residents of D entry. Snacks will, of course, be provide.

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 11:30 PM Maseeh Hall

Much Smash. Many Bros. Such gaming. Wow.

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Simmons Hall

Meet some of your new classmates through friendly competition! There will be games and more ice cream sandwiches than you’ve ever seen before. Meet us in our dining hall.

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM New House

Relax with the members of French House while drinking Sofip Smoothies and watching a classic French film.

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come hang out in 5W and join in a Star Wars marathon, lightsaber battles, and more while consuming Star Wars/Dark Side themed snacks.

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Next House

We mix the dough, you come mix with us in an evening of decorating, eating, and singing!

10:30 PM - 12:30 AM MacGregor House

Come watch classics at the Outdoor Lounge. Queued up is THE MATRIX, BOONDOCK SAINTS, and FIGHT CLUB

11:00 PM

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Burton-Conner

@ Suite 433 (Burtonside): Come make pizza on Conner 3. Enough said


August 31, 2015

2:00 AM

2:30 AM EAsT camPUS


9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MacGregor House

Delicious Crepes, Abrasive Chefs, and Plenty of Nutella

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Next House

Team up to solve speed, code, and logic puzzles! You’ll race for honor and glory in Next Code’s annual event. Never solved a puzzle before? No problem! We’ll guide you!

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Simmons Hall

Feeling like an artisic knight? Prepare to claim victory for West Campus in the Water War by painting your battle shield or making flags!

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM New House

The International Development House is turning 8 years old, so we’re throwing a birthday party! There will be pizza, cake, musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey, a pina

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MacGregor House

Come on and slam with Manny and David. We ball so hard Bob Ramsey wants to fine us!!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MacGregor House

Have a favorite movie? Favorite band? Favorite character? Paint it on a shield and call it art. And then use it to defend yourself against people who should be covering themselves instead. Continues 3:30 - 5:30

1:59 PM EAsT camPUS

Next thing i know i was in the shower and he hands me the pickle juice and i was like “oh.”

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM McCormick Hall

Grab some watermelon, lemonade and carnival goodies. Get your face painted and play games on our lawn!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM New House

Come join Kuvira and Zuko in German House for a cup of tea and to reminisce about their legacy with some highlights of Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Located in the German House lounge, New House 6, 2nd floor.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Next House

@ Briggs: Come join the Next Football Club for a game of pickup soccer! All skill levels welcome. Feel free to join at any time. FIFAs will not be tolerated, unless Sepp Blatter is present.

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Burton-Conner

All-Inclusive Burton Third Beach Resort! Hot bod for your bikini not included.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM MacGregor House

Silly String never changes.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Simmons Hall

Inverse curling. Turn curling on its head and roll some blocks of ice down the hall! because it’s not the ice age anymore.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Burton-Conner

@ Mem. Drive Entrance: Lace up your running shoes and join current MIT students as we jog along the Charles and showcase the beauty of the river. We will meet on the Memorial Drive entrance of Burton Conner to start the run.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Burton-Conner

@ Porter Room: Been having a long, tiring day of Orientation? Want to let loose and fill up fast? I know you have the munchies right about now. Come play against your new friends in life sized hungry hungry hippos and put the HIP back in HIPpopotamus

6:00 PM

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Conner 4 Floor Lounge: Want to learn more about the exciting genre of francophone hip-hop? Want to meet people while rocking out to the hottest beats out of Quebec? Come eat delicious tofu and listen to the unique blend of styles that is Randy Raymond!

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM MacGregor House

Come get lei’d at MacG. We got tiki torches, fresh fruit and, most importantly, a kokami ice cream truck!

6:46 PM EAsT camPUS

“I am not two men.,” “Not with that attitude.”

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM New House

Join French House in eating a delicious, home-cooked meal. No previous eating experience required. Bring your own eyes, mouths, noses, etc.

7:00 PM - 3:00 AM New House

Join Desmond

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Next House

Make your own tasty treats, create some tunes, and have fun with friends in 3E!

7:20 PM EAsT camPUS

We had to deal with a FEE, too. We bet we hated ours more than your hated yours. #notbitter”

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Simmons Hall

Sponge Scavenger Hunt. Make your way through the most puzzling of MIT’s dorms on the path to become the first team to find the hidden Coin! Limited number of teams will be able to participate.

7:49 PM EAsT camPUS

He throws the package at Desk and I was like “WHOA, that’s different.”

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM McCormick Hall

Fondu! Melted chocolate and plenty of fruit and sweets to dip, what’s not to like? Come check out the Boston skyline from our penthouse at our famous fondue night!

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Next House

2 West + 2 Nerdy = 4 You. Play your nerdy heart out as you hang out with ‘cool’ 2 West and Company members for a game night set to mood music from the 2 West YouTube playlist for Terrifying Frosh.

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

@ Media Room: Stop by Maseeh to watch a great movie! And no, we’re not telling you what movie. It’s a surprise.

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM MacGregor House

@ 8th floor (High Rise): Come up to C Entry to enjoy cheesy movies like “Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter,” and “Miami Connection” while playing Cards Against Humanity and eating snacks! Friends will be made and hilarity will ensue.

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 3:00 AM Simmons Hall

A puzzle hunt made by MIT students for MIT students. Drop in at any time and solve a few puzzles, or stay as long as it takes to get to the end!

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM MacGregor House

Texas Hold ‘em. No limits. Crappy dealers

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Food! Board Games! Video Games! Art! Music Jam Sesh! All in one place! Get ready to #turnup with Next Two East in our all out extravaganza! Test your skills! BYOI (Bring your own instruments)! Draw on our numerous chalkboards! Show us your talent! Oh yeah, and food.

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM baker-rex

Skyline Party sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink! Come rage at the largest party of REX at the most social dorm on campus! Over 600 people attended last year! Featuring all the best house, top 40, hip-hop and trap beats from two of Boston’s top DJ’s.

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton 5 Floor Lounge: Bad Sex Advice Ostrich. Because ostriches don’t give good sex advice... Two condoms = Double the protection! Get in the mood with some sexy snacks ;)

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Simmons Hall

Top of the Sponge. Raise the roof /on/ the roof of Simmons Hall! Party it up as you break it down with new friends against the backdrop of the MIT campus and Boston skyline.

11:00 PM

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Burton-Conner

@ Suite 233 (Connerside): Betray the ones you love. Mafia, Resistance, One-Night Ultimate Werewolf, etc.


September 1, 2015

12:00 AM

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM baker-rex

Skyline Party sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink! Come rage at the largest party of REX at the most social dorm on campus! Over 600 people attended last year! Featuring all the best house, top 40, hip-hop and trap beats from two of Boston’s top DJ’s.

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Burton-Conner

@ Burton Third Floor Lounge: Harry Potter erotic fanfiction. i’d like to slytherin your chamber of secrets with my elder wand.

12:00 AM - 11:45 PM New House

Psyched for Fallout 4? Come build your own wasteland settlement with Desmond and iHouse out of materials scavenged from a wasteland! (The wasteland of the campus waste stream, that is.) While you’re there, learn about real shanty towns and sustainable living from iHouse.

3:00 AM

3:21 AM EAsT camPUS

So I set the can’t down to talk to the painters. They were like HER EYES ARE UP THERE.

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM McCormick Hall

Get in your morning stretch in with some yoga led by McCormick residents. Yoga mats will be provided. B

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

venez ici pour un petit-dejuner de french toast (come here for a breakfast of french toast)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get in your morning stretch in with some yoga led by McCormick residents. Yoga mats will be provided. Breakfast available starting at 10.

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM baker-rex

Come enjoy our beautiful million- dollar view of the Boston Skyline from our rooftop while you eat breakfast and chat with Baker residents!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Burton-Conner

@ Suite 511 (Connerside): Bet you didn’t realize you’ve never eaten a real Belgian waffle (liege variety)! The real ones are yeasty, textured and so, so delicious. Come on over and we’ll fix that gaping patch in your childhood.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Burton-Conner

@ Suite 223 (Connerside): Come eat our authentic british second breakfast foods.

12:00 PM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burtonside Grill: Have you ever been wrestling and thought, “this would be 33rd times better in jello”? No? You should probably try it anyway.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM New House

@ New House 3: Throw paint-filled balloons at your friends in this clash of colors --

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM MacGregor House

Water War Prep II. “Aye, fight and you may get wet. Run and you’ll stay dry -- at least a while.” -William Wallace

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Next House

Come dine on our annual veggie banquet! Chow down while watching the Big Flipper in action, and meet some Nexties!

12:54 PM EAsT camPUS

They completely ruined our “sad cop, mad cop,” routine

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MacGregor House

@ A Entry (floor 14): Guacamole, Chips, Great view, Conversation with people from A Entry. What more could you want?

2:00 PM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM McCormick Hall

Cool down with Toscinini’s, Boston’s best ice cream, and our famous homemade fudge!

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Simmons Hall

Sick of eating burgers and hot dogs? Embrace your inner brontosaurus or triceratops by munching on some salad! We also have Henna!

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Maseeh Hall

@ Courtyard: Ye olde freshman, venture forth to The Castle and witness some jousts and thereabouts. There’ll be food aplenty.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM McCormick Hall

Our pathway looks really plain right now. Use your artistic skills to help us make it pretty! If you’ve already met with your advisor, come and join us in playing some of our favorite childhood games.

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM Next House

Think your friend would look better as a redhead? Attack your friends with paint while helping Next House prepare for the Water War.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Suite 333rd (Burtonside): If you came to this event during CPW there was a lot of smoke, bacon, and people. I hope you can make it out again because this time we promise at least double the bacon and twice the amount of good looking people.

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM New House

What will you build with ridiculous quantities of marshmallows? Fully edible construction materials await you!

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MacGregor House

Water War! Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a land you want to see? (West campus best campus)

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM McCormick Hall

Need a rest from fighting in the water war? Stop by our booth to grab yourself some reinvigorating popsicles! (P.S. we are not real medics...)

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Porter Room: Dodgeball with toilet paper rolls. Messy, but fun.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM MacGregor House

@ H Entry (low rise): Shoot people with Marshmallows with H Entry, then eat your ammo. What more could you want in life?

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Connerside BBQ Pits

Extra points if you don’t chew

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM McCormick Hall

Fondue night didn’t satisfy your chocolate craving? We got you covered. Join us and create your own chocolate truffles! Make it your own and save it for later... if you can resist.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Taste of New House @ New House (Arcade): It’s the last chance to meet the 9 houses of New House. Come enjoy what New House does best and get a taste of each house’s personality through home cooked food!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Simmons Hall

Come visit Simmons for the largest extravaganza of events ever! From scooter hockey to baked goods to henna, explore the diverse range of interests among the residents of the Sponge.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MacGregor House

Step 1: Put stuff on stick

Step 2: Put stuff in chocolate

Step 3: ????

Step 4: Profit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Next House

Guitars, games, art, Smash

Puzzle hunts, Melona too.

Baymax beckons you.

7:24 PM EAsT camPUS

I walked out of the rooms topless, wearing booty shorts as pajamas, holding a cat. I must have looked like the dirties hippy.

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Next House

Pizza balls, oreos, doritos, anything! Your imagination (or your stomach) is the limit!

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Next House

Come to the 4E lounge for the first birthday celebration of the year! Eat cake and play games with us.

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM McCormick Hall

We’ve got board games, card games, and tons more. Come play, view the Boston skyline, and eat delicious desserts!

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Maseeh Hall

@ Courtyard: S’MORES! S’MORES! S’MORES!

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton Third Floor Lounge: Pole Dancing. The vertical kind.

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM MacGregor House

Come Watch MIT make the hero in IRON MAN, the villain in KINGSMAN, and the closet genius in GOOD WILL HUNTING

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Simmons Hall

Want to know how students deal with pset deadlines? What to do if your roommate wants the room to themselves for the night? The meaning of life? Come and ask any question you want, anonymously, to our diverse panel of residents. They have sworn to tell the truth.

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come to the Shire! Check out Mike’s orange Testa coil! Other activities include juggling, hiding, seeking, finding, rhyming, peeling, eating, and decorating oranges. Consumables include oranges, orange chicken, and a surprise that’s decidedly not orange.

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Burton-Conner

@ Burton Third Floor Lounge: Deep Talks with Shallow People. Discuss the meaning of life, and other things as well.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM New House

New House 4: Experience WSIIA, which requires you to think on your feet as you give a presentation you’ve never seen before. What could go wrong?

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM New House

You’ve seen celebrities do it, now’s your chance to let your inner rock star out (silently). The one place where it’s good to have a syncing feeling about singing ;)

10:30 PM - 12:00 AM Simmons Hall

Sardines. Enjoy reverse hide-and-seek in the architectural wonder which is Simmons Hall. Keep your eyes out for any free-ranging dinosaurs...

10:30 PM - 12:00 AM Simmons Hall

Stay by the campfire (read: grill) and tell scary stories or take your s’mores to go - just don’t wander too far or the T-Rex will get you! V


September 2, 2015

12:00 AM

12:00 AM - 2:00 AM Simmons Hall

It’s just a forest, they said. It’s just eight little pages, they said. It’s just absolutely terrifying is what it is! Come play scary games in the dark with us. Can provide people to huddle in terror with and comforting snacks. Cannot provide peace of mind.

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MacGregor House

No effort breakfast. We’re tired. Come to MacG Dining room and go make yourself a bowl of cereal or something.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Christmas is in September this year! Come to Next House and join our “Elf” themed breakfast. We’ve got spaghetti with the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and sugar.

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Burton-Conner

@ Conner Two Floor Lounge: Assigning someone to butter your muffin. English muffins included, dairy and non-dairy butter and butter-like options available.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM McCormick Hall

Make origami fruits and vegetables and eat fruits and vegetables. Just don’t eat the origami...

11:00 AM

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM New House

The students of iHouse have made lots of power points in the last few years. Being the environmentally conscious people we are, we want to recycle everything we can! Come watch us try to deliver each other’s presentations with zero preparation -- or join in the fun yourself!

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MacGregor House

Speed Friending. You’ve got 5 minutes to make a new best friend. NEXT

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Next House

@ Courtyard: The stoves are on and the Grilled Cheese Laboratory’s latest experiments are a go! Enjoy hot cheese and cheesy conversation.

2:00 PM

2:58 PM EAsT camPUS

UROP is different from Europe which is different from Europa, which is different from UPOP, I mean FPOP

3:00 PM

3:04 PM EAsT camPUS

“I didn’t run around with my clothes off when I was thirteen,” “You didn’t go to Jewish summer camp,””

4:00 PM

4:30 PM EAsT camPUS

I went to lab and broke a nail and felt too stereotypical, so I left.

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Maseeh Hall

@ Lobby: Two kingdoms. Two great armies. Only one shall survive. Who knew Capture the Flag could be so medieval?

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MacGregor House

REX is pretty much over at this point. Finish it off the proper way with ice cream!!!

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Maseeh Hall

@ Lobby: Taste of Boston. Get acquainted with one of the many delicious dessert spots in Cambridge/Boston! From froyo to cannolis, this city has it all.

8:00 PM - 11:30 PM McCormick Hall

Sleep Over! End REX with a fun night of games and snacks with all your new McCormick friends!

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Next House

S’mores and More S’mores. Warning: S’mores contain highly addictive ingredients such as chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows!

11:00 PM

11:16 PM EAsT camPUS

The equations are the same, but that doesn’t mean the answer will be.


September 3, 2015


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

@ Lobby: Who doesn’t want to play with Mickey, the Maseeh dog? Also get some breakfast.

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM McCormick Hall

Get a chance to explore and learn about Boston! From the North End to Newbury Street, bring your walking shoes, some money, and your student ID.


September 5, 2015

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM McCormick Hall

Curious how to get around MIT? Wondering where your classes might be? Want to get a better idea of what campus looks like? Meet us in the Brown Living Room and find a group of friends to take our scavenger hunt across campus! There shall be prizes at the end!