The Daily Confusion: 2015 FSILG Edition

CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: The Daily Confusion: 2015 FSILG Edition does not represent a comprehensive list of events hosted by every FSILG. Every FSILG was allowed to submit up to ten events by our publication deadline. FSILGs that did not meet our deadline were not included. The official and complete guide, provided by the IFC, is linked in the sidebar. The article has also been updated to include several omitted events from ILGs, which were received before the publication deadline.


September 5, 2015

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Roofdeck BBQ. Here at PKT, we like to start things off right. Come enjoy burgers, hot dogs, and cold drinks on our roofdeck overlooking the Boston skyline

12:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Classic Books, Movies, and Video Games! Meet at Lobby 7. Soups!Soups!Soups! at 12:15, SuperSoaker at 1:30, Live Action Video Games at 3:30, Tacos at 5:15, and join Harry and co. at Hogwarts at 7&9!

12:15 PM - 5:00 PM Chi Phi

Chi Phi Open House and Barbecue. Come meet the brothers of 32 Hereford St. and tour our house. Enjoy freshly smoked ribs, pulled pork, coleslaw and homemade cornbread.

12:15 PM - 3:30 PM Sigma Chi

Exotic Meats BBQ at Sigma Chi. Come over to 532 Beacon St. and try some exotic meats like alligator or ostrich. You will also be able to meet some of the brothers along with taking a tour of the house.

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

TDCarnival. Join us in our courtyard and for even more carnival festivities! We’ll have all your favorite old-style carnival games and carnival foods. We promise it’ll be a fun way to start the week.

2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WILG

Minute-To-Win-It. Compete with your friends in ridiculous and fun 60-second challenges! Do you have what it takes? Maybe you’ll win some awesome prizes ;)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Sushi!. Sushi!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL YOU CAN EAT AND FREEEEEEE!

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Smoothies, Wings, and Games. Who doesn’t love fresh smoothies and delicious wings? Take a tour of our awesome house, meet our brothers, and enjoy in-house entertainment!

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

TDCar Smash. Keep the energy going after orientation and get hyped for classes next week by smashing an old car to pieces with a sledgehammer. If you can tear the piece off the car, it’s yours to keep.

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Sigma Chi

Sigma Chi House Tours. Grab some food off the grill and take a tour of the newly renovated Sigma Chi house at 532 Beacon St. Come meet some of our brothers and learn about our history.

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Kairat Ashim

MIT Student House: Dinner in the House and House Tour. Dinner in the House and House tour

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM pika

Firestaff Making. Patience you must have, my young Padawan. Learn how to build your very own firestaff!

Bleached T-Shirt Design. Make your own stenciled and bleach-washed shirt. Caution: Oxidizers (but I...)

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Phi Delta Theta

Juicy Steak and Fresh Lobster: Dinner at PhiDelts. Fill up on the finest meats and seafood Boston has to offer and visit our five-story mansion in Kenmore Square, minutes from Fenway Park.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

The Original Steak and Lobster. Traditional ADPhi style. Yo.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Lobster and Clam Chowder. Our chef serves up authentic Boston “chowda” and juicy lobsters cooked to perfection. Enjoy a classic dinner with Boston’s finest seafood!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kairat Ashim

Charles River Esplanade: Ball Games and Frisbee. Play frisbee on the Charles River Esplanade

7:00 PM

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

Spice Cream. Spice Cream: Final Showdown. Which spice is best in ice cream?

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sigma Nu

Bacon and Chocolate. Tired of eating steak and lobster all day? Come cleanse your palate with some good, ol’ fashioned bacon and chocolate!

9:00 PM

9:15 PM - 11:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

OOBLECK. 1000 pounds of non-Newtonian fun! Towels and spare clothes provided.

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Chi Phi

White Out Party. MIT’s biggest rush event for the past 15 years. Come listen to the DJ Scuba drop the beats all night.

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Sigma Chi

Sigma Chi-Lighter Party. Come to 532 Beacon for as DJ’s Dom and Matt bring down the house for our first party of the semester.

10:00 PM - 11:45 PM Phi Kappa Theta

PKT Midnight Beach Party. You won’t want to miss our kickoff party. Sick beats, tropical drinks, and one of the hottest DJ’s in Boston.

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Alpha Delta Phi

Building 7: Underground CTF. MIT has endless miles of tunnels underneath campus. Zoom around underground and demolish the opposition in the largest event of Rush.


September 6, 2015

1:00 AM

1:00 AM - 3:00 AM Phi Delta Theta

FIFA and Wings. Come try and beat us at FIFA. Even if you can’t, kick back and enjoy endless wings, catered from the finest local cuisine.

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Chi Phi

F1 Racing with Chi Phi. America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed. -Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sigma Chi

Salisbury Beach: Sigma Chi Beach Trip. Join the brothers of Sigma Chi for our annual beach trip. See if you can beat Spikeball world champions Ryan and Nate. Breakfast will be provided before we embark for the beach.

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

TDCombat: Cardboard and Catapults. Help us build a trebuchet during the day and then test it at dusk. Doned in cardboard armor we will begin battle and test our new machine. Many water balloons will be thrown and much fun will be had.

12:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Mystery Sundae! Meet at Lobby 7. Lunch at 12:15pm, Solve a PuzzleHunt at 1:30pm, myo Pizza at 5:15pm, Mafia at 7pm, and play League of Legends at 9pm. Plus Sundaes!

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 6:30 PM Phi Delta Theta

Skyventure NH: Indoor Skydiving. Experience the sensation of dropping thousands of feet through the air in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel. No parachute required.

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Boston Paintball Chelsea: Paintball with PKT. Come join us for an intense all out war on the battlegrounds of PKT. Just don’t get shot.

2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sigma Nu

Water Balloon Capture the Flag. Tired of playing your boring, everyday sports? Come play Capture the Flag with a unique twist!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Kairat Ashim

MIT Student House: Barbeque . Barbeque

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM pika

Beginner Body Modifications. Hair cutting and dying, facepaint, henna, and temporary tattoos. Let’s be body positive and get artsy!

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM WILG

Henna, Nails, and Crafts. Get INKED! (just for ~two weeks ^_^), get crafty, or get an amateur manicure from a WILGlette at this classic and laidback WILG event.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Charles River: Pirate Battle on the Charles. Take to the seas and engage in water warfare and have boatloads of fun on the famous Charles River!

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

McDermott Dot (in front of Green Building): Build Slingshots. For the Slingshot Water Balloon Battle! Measure once, cut twice.

4:00 PM

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

McDermott Dot (in front of Green Building): Slingshot Water Balloon Battle. Need we say more?

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Chi Phi

3D Dodgeball with Chi Phi. Come see if you have mastered the five D’s at SkyZone’s indoor trampoline park in one of the most competitive events of rush.

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Sigma Nu

Donut Burgers. Sigma Nu’s World-Famous Donut Burgers: Don’t let society tell you how you should make your burgers.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Steak Dinner. Steak. Dinner. ‘nuff said.

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Indoor Skydiving. Get ready to skydive without any of the dangerous part!

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sigma Nu

Harvard Square: Comedy Club. Join us at the Comedy Club, where some of America’s greats like Louis C.K. got started. This club is guaranteed to knock your Sperry’s off!

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Phi Kappa Theta

PKT Poker Tournament. Every year PKT has the hottest poker tournament, run by the founders of MIT PokerBots. Be the last standing and take home an Apple Watch!

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM WILG

Cheesecake & A Cappella. Enjoy a live performance from the BU Allegrettos as you indulge in one of the delectable flavors of WILG’s signature homemade cheesecakes.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM pika

Super Magical Game Night Extravaganza. Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity? Settlers or Taboo? Shoeblade or Forkapple? At pika, we accept all types.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

Dance Lessons. Give us two hours of your time and you’ll be able to do things you never thought you could. We’ll be teaching a hip hop choreo for the first hour and then we’ll transition to the spicier Latin Salsa.

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Chi Phi

Poker and Ping Pong at Chi Phi. See if you can handle high-stakes poker at Chi Phi’s main event. Compete for hundreds of dollars of prizes!

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Theta Delta Chi

TDC Presents: No More Tears. Missing home already? Wipe away those tears and come to our Foam Party. Combine that mountains of foam with laser lights and our DJ Roflow, and you’ve got yourself the craziest party on campus.

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Phi Delta Theta

PhiDelts present: The Jungle Party sponsored by Rockstar. Boston’s premiere party experience of the night. Don’t miss the annual Jungle Party, complete with indoor waterfall and DJ AForce.

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Homemade Boba. We get it, you’re in school, have no money, and are starving. Come taste our homemade Boba and get rid of all your problems, minus the school part.


September 7, 2015

1:00 AM

1:15 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Pirates and Ninjas and Werewolves! Oh My! Meet at Lobby 7. Ultimate Frisbee at 1:30pm, Build Things Out of Stuff at 3:30pm, Dinner on the High Seas at 5:15pm, Laser Maze & Ultimate Werewolf at 7&9pm.

1:30 AM - 3:00 AM Sigma Chi

Sigma Chi: Chicken n Waffles. Hungry after your Sunday night festivities? Sigma Chi will have chicken n waffles to help motivate you to make it back to campus.

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Chi Phi

Chi Phi Crêperie. Enjoy a breakfast before heading to the beach. Fuel up with Chef Cheryl’s Crê

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

Beach Trip. Let’s go to the beach, each, let’s go catch a wave. We’re bringing speakers, sports equipment, and most

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Cape Cod: Jet Skiing and Parasailing. Jet Skiing. Parasailing. Nuff said. Not for the abecedarian.

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chi Phi

Jet Skiing on the Cape. Enjoy a day on the Cape with the brothers of Chi Phi and ride some Jet Skis. Just make sure to bring your bathing suit!

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM WILG

Take to the Hills. Join WILGlettes on a morning skyline hike in the Blue Hills. Take a deep breath, admire the view, and enjoy the company.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sigma Nu

Wellesley: Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf. No short game? No problem. Come join the brothers of Sigma Nu for our hilarious glow-in-the-dark minigolf event!

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Phi Delta Theta

Nahant Beach: Beach Trip. The quintessential beach trip. We’ll supply the grill, boombox, and frisbee. Come to Boston’s finest beach and relax in the sand and surf.

2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sigma Nu

Jack Barry Field: Bubble Soccer. Soccer meets bumper cars. Join us for a game you won’t forget!

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Kairat Ashim

100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge, MA 02141: Boat cruise. Boat cruise

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM WILG

Miracle Berries. Experience a miracle in your mouth. You won’t be disappointed.

5:00 PM

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

Hebocon. The Robot Contest for Dummies! Come make a derpy robot out of anything to fight in a sumo match against another almost-functional robot.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kairat Ashim

MIT Student House: Dinner in the house. Dinner in the house

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM pika

Sushi Night. Come make sushi with us, then at 7pm eat our sushi!

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Phi Delta Theta

Route 1 Minigolf: Mini Golfing and Batting Cages. Practice your short game and swing with Phi Delta Theta when we go play a round or two of Mini-Golf and try our luck at the batting cages.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sigma Chi

King’s : Bowling with Sigma Chi. Come bowling with the brothers of Sigma Chi at King’s in Back Bay. Pizza will be provided, lane bumpers will not.

7:00 PM

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Chi Phi

Hit the Links with Chi Phi. Think you can out drive Chi Phi’s best? Take you best shot as we head out for a relaxed evening at the local driving range.

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

Flavor Tripping Miracle Berries. Take your taste buds on a wild ride as we physically change how the receptors in your mouth respond to different tastes, all through the power of miracle berries. Also a light show and music.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Laser Quest - West Roxbury: Laser Tag and Frosties. Head to the local arcade area and have fun shooting some lasers. Then top off the evening with Wendy’s classic Frosties.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM pika

Jam Session. Bring your own instrument (BYOI) encouraged! Or, you can use some of ours! No experience necessary.

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM pika

Anime Night. Are you the type of person who rages at bad English translations? Or do you never watch anime? Either way, come watch some anime with us!

9:15 PM - 10:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

LN2 Froyo. More tart than ice cream! Come add snozzberries, cheese, and thyme to some froyo! Normal flavors also provided.

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM WILG

Midnight Crepes. Get a head start on those late nights by joining us for crepes! Our French WILGlettes recommend topping yours with lemon juice and sugar.


September 8, 2015

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM WILG

Reg Day Brunch. Start your day off right with a full breakfast, made by yours truly.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sigma Chi

F1 Boston: F1 Racing with Sigma Chi. Think you’re a good driver? Prove it while racing with Sigma Chi. Food and rides will be provided.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Phi Delta Theta

F1 Boston: Go-Kart Racing. One of the best thrills that Rush can offer. Zip around the track at F1 Boston with the brothers of Phi Delta Theta.

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

iPad Mini Super Smash Tournament. Come and play against some of the best at MIT for your chance to win an iPad mini. Register for the tournament here ( or just come by and we’ll add you.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Food Fight. Mash brains and let out anger in a chickenized, I mean civilized, manner!

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Friendly Fire: Paintball. Paintball!!!!!

1:15 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Let’s be Silly before School Starts! Meet at Lobby 7. Paper Mache Ducks @1:30, Games Shouldn’t Be Played That Way @3:30, Pasta w/ALL the Sauces @5:15, Pictionary Variants @7, and Smash! @9

4:00 PM

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

1-115: One Hour Videogame. Video game development is hard. And it takes a long time. Too long! Let’s make our own game in one hour no matter how bad it is.

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sigma Chi

Chillin and Grillin at Sigma Chi. Chef Marty gets a little crazy on the grill on Tuesdays. Come grab some delicious burgers and hangout with the brothers.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Shish Kebabs, Butterbeers, and Game of Thrones. Sit back and enjoy a house favorite as you feast on Westerosi shish kabobs and sip on non-alcoholic homemade butterbeers.

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM pika

Queer Night. Everyone is welcome at this dinner, dressed in drag or not! At 8pm discuss LGBTQA+ issues with friendly pikans.

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Chi Phi

Chi Phi Liberty Clipper Boat Cruise. One of the most exciting events of Rush! Enjoy a scenic tour of Boston Harbor aboard Boston’s largest historic sailboat.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sigma Nu

Prudential Center: Skywalk. So you’re in Boston, now what? Get to see the whole city from one of the tallest skyscrapers in town.

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Phi Delta Theta

MetroRock: Rock Climbing and Bouldering. Scale the walls and boulders at Metrorock with the brothers and get the best back and bicep workout of your life. Make sure to chalk up.

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM WILG

Asian Dessert Night. H Mart’s got nothing on WILG’s homemade desserts. Come see for yourself!

8:15 PM - 9:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

Mathematician’s Descent. At some point in your life you have felt the urge to do math while descending. Come to tEp and get it out of your system.

11:00 PM

11:45 PM - 2:00 AM Theta Delta Chi

IHOP: Midnight IHOP Run. Does more need to be said? We’ll meet at the house and head over together. Our treat :)


September 9, 2015

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM WILG

(2*Cookie + Ice Cream) + Puzzles = ???. Come to WILG to find the answer... and a whole bunch of fun!

4:00 PM

4:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Games Games Games Games (and Food!) Meet at Lobby 7. Happy 1st day of class! Falling & Breakfast for Dinner at 4:45, play Board Games at 7, and compete in a Mini Video Game Tournament at 9.

5:00 PM

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Phi Delta Theta

Fire and Ice Boston: Mongolian BBQ (Invite-only). All-you-can-eat Mongolian barbeque in downtown Boston: a dining experience you don’t want to miss.

6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Theta Delta Chi

Bubble Tea & Real Talk. Have questions about life at MIT after the first day of classes? That’s what we’re here for. Let’s talk about what it’s REALLY like here at MIT. And also enjoy some delicious bubble tea.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Alpha Delta Phi

Royal East: Alumni Dinner. Astronauts, millionaires, founders, presidents, nobel prize winning scientist are just some of the alumni of ADP. Come meet MIT ADP alumni!

7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM pika

pika time machine: RUSH PIKE. It’s the ‘70s again, & our house is the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. We don’t know how frat rush works, but we’re going to pretend.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Chi Phi

Main Hall Volleyball. Come see Chi Phi’s Main Hall transformed into a volleyball court! Hang out with brothers and enjoy a fun filled night.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sigma Chi

Dinner at Sigma Chi. Come have dinner with the brothers of Sigma Chi and try to recover from the first day of classes.

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM WILG

Truffle Riot. WILG has some MAD baking skills. Come on over and we’ll show you how to make your own (personalized) truffles!

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 11:30 PM Phi Delta Theta

Boston Bowl: Bowling with PhiDelts. Think you can bowl? Come challenge the brothers at the local Boston bowling lanes, and relax with good people and good times.

9:00 PM - 11:45 PM Phi Kappa Theta

Bowling and IHOP. This is where the all-American sport of bowling meets the International House of Pancakes. Clearly the best combination of sport and food.

10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Sigma Chi

Wednesday TEA at Sigma Chi. Join Sigma Chi for their first Wednesday TEA of the semester. The signs are up and the brothers and friends are ready to get going. Bring on the Wednesday.


September 10, 2015

8:00 PM

8:45 PM - 10:15 PM Tau Epsilon Phi

Dry Ice Air Hockey. Air hockey a

4:00 PM

4:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Be a Child Again! Meet at Lobby 7. Childhood Construction/Cyndi’s Chicken at 4:45pm, decorate your body with war paint/henna/hair dye at 7pm, and Rokk some Rockband at 9pm.

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM pika

Erotic Baking & Sex Minus the Scare Tactics. Decorate sexy cupcakes, and then you can lick the frosting off. Clothing optional. At 10pm, have a conversation about sex positivity.


September 11, 2015

4:00 PM

4:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

You’re a Super Star! Meet at Lobby 7. Chess Variants & make your own Sushi at 4:45, Star Wars/StarCraft/Stargazing/Star Cookies and other Star* events at 7 & 9pm.


September 12, 2015

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Magic, Improv, and S’


September 13, 2015

10:00 AM

10:45 AM - 12:00 AM ET

Maiz, Maze, Mafia! Meet at (M)Lobby 7. Corn Maze and lunch at 11am, Chil(l/i) with our Alums at 5:15, Not-Lectures at 7, find the Imperial Spies in The Resistance at 9. And Mochi!

2:00 PM

2:15 PM - 5:15 PM pika

Pirate Battle with tEp. Fight off the dastardly tEps on the calming waters of the Charles.


September 20, 2015

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fenway House

Open House and Barbecue. Come one, come all to taste the fine meats Fenway House has to offer. Take a tour of the house, meet our members, and pet a cute kitty.