CPW begins a week from today, and I’m really psyched. The weather is beautiful around here (let’s hope it lasts through next week!) and everyone is working hard to finalize plans for the ~500 events we’re going to cram into four days:
Last year over 800 admitted students attended; it looks like we may have an even higher number attending this year. If you haven’t yet registered (via your MyMIT account), please do so ASAP!
CPW is my favorite time of year, as I get to meet so many people “in real life” for the first time. Please come say hi! Here’s where you’ll find me over the course of the weekend… the events in bold are the ones I REALLY hope you’ll attend (for reasons which will become obvious below).
Thursday, April 6
From 8:30AM – 6:00PM, I’ll be at the registration desk on the second floor of the Student Center (La Sala). You all have to come here to check in and get your meal card, etc., so be sure to say hello. From 8:30PM – 9:30PM, I’ll be at the Student Welcome in the Rockwell Cage (W33). This event is a lot of fun, and you’ll see many familiar admissions faces here along with a performance by the Logs. Following this, I’ll be at the CPW Festival (in the Johnson Athletics Center – W34) eating way too much Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream from 9:30PM – 12:00AM.
Friday, April 7
Working the registration desk again from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. Then from 12:30PM – 2:00PM, I’ll be at the President’s Welcome which includes a talk by Eric Lander (awesome). From 2:00PM – 4:00PM, I’ll be cruising between the Academic/Athletics/Arts Fairs, which take place in the Z-Center.
There’s a bunch of stuff I want to check out in the 5:00PM – 8:00PM slot, and I’m going to try to get to all of them. The Senior Haus/East Campus Water War & Bouncy Ball Drop is not to be missed, and Resonance is rocking Lobby 7 @ 5PM sharp. One of my favorite events last year was the live jazz happening in the BSU Lounge, which begins at 7:30PM.
From 8:30PM – 10:00PM I will be at the Meet The Bloggers Party. (Duh!) If you’ve been following these blogs all year, this is one event you won’t want to miss! All of the admissions bloggers will be there – please come, and bring your parents too!
Saturday, April 8
Oh boy, there are so many things going on today, and for once I’m not bound to the reg desk. I’ll probably spend most of the day floating around and talking to people. You should definitely check out the dorm tours from 1-5. From 5:30PM – 8:00PM I’ll be at the CPW Closing Ceremony / A Cappella Concert in Kresge Auditorium. It’s a fantastic concert – don’t miss it.
And then… the ultimate end to CPW… ZBT’s Battle of the Bands from 8:00PM – 11:00PM. My band is performing, and Marilee (yes, that Marilee) will be joining us for a song. PLEASE COME! The show is not free (it’s $3 for you guys) but all proceeds go to Children’s Hospital Boston, so your money goes to a good cause. (Feel free to download my band’s record for your ipod if you haven’t already.) I’ll have tickets with me all weekend (including my 10 hour shift at the Reg Desk on thurs) so if you want me to hold one for you, just leave a comment in this thread.
Sunday, April 9
I’ll be hanging around the checkout area on the second floor of the student center until I pass out. :-)
Can’t wait to meet you guys!