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MIT staff blogger Matt McGann '00

Jane W asked,

Matt, I have a question about CPW. Will we know who our hosts will be before we get there? I know you’re just matching us up at this point, but it’d be nice to know.

Here’s the scoop: we spent a good part of this week matching MIT student hosts with prefrosh [prefrosh: n. MIT jargon for prospective student]. It involved many late nights (I know that one night, Salvador left around midnight, and I rarely left before 8pm), but in the end, everyone was matched. You have a host and somewhere to stay this weekend.

This afternoon, Salvador, Amy and I hosted meetings with the MIT student hosts for CPW. One meeting overflowed lecture hall 54-100 (capacity: 294 persons). Not all hosts were able to attend this meeting, but for those who were there, they received their hosting assignment. We have requested that hosts contact you, their prefrosh. Many of you will receive a call or email from your host in the next few days. If you don’t, don’t worry: I assure you that you have a host, and they will meet you when you arrive on campus.

A note on your host: We did our best to find you a host that matched your personality, interests, and special requests. We were not always able to meet your requests, and there’s no such thing as a “perfect” host. However, we did the best with the available hosts, and ultimately we were happy with all of the matches we made. We ask that you come with an open mind and try it out with your host. We encourage you to talk to many students, visit many living groups, to find that place where you really do fit in.

I’m getting excited to see many of you in just a few days!

CPW Weather Watch: Thursday, 50% chance of rain; Friday, 40% chance of rain; Saturday, 40% chance of rain; Sunday, 30% chance of rain.

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