Here are a few tips to making the best of your CPW experience.
Rule #1: If you’re paying for your food, you’re doing something wrong.
Campus Preview Weekend is full with free food all over campus. Open houses, free pizza, liquid nitrogen ice cream, donuts, dinners at fraternities. So keep the cash in your wallet for your MIT sweatshirt.
Rule #2: If you’re sleeping, you’re also doing something wrong.
There is so much going on, and I don’t remember getting much sleep whether it was checking out another aspect of MIT or talking to the potential students.
Rule #3: Talk to people, prefrosh and current students alike.
I think the best part of CPW for me was talking to other prefrosh getting to know the people that I would be going to school with for four years. I also had a lot of questions about MIT and what it was like here. Ask people tough questions, and if you aren’t satisfied with the answer, ask someone else.
Rule #4: Explore the campus.
Walk around the campus. The fact that you’re a prefrosh is like an open door to visit labs, classes, and get exposed to everything that MIT has to offer. Relish in it.
Rule #5: Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
I can’t say how many things I would have missed out on if I had not kept an open mind. I really took CPW as an opportunity to explore things that I had not seen before. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and take a chance to try something new.
Rule #6: Pack for the weather.
I forgot my umbrella during my CPW. Not awesome. So pack a jacket and check the weather before you get here.
Rule # 7: HAVE FUN. If you’re not having fun, something is not right.
CPW is one of the most fun times of the year, so please have fun. And lots. Thanks :^)
That’s all I can think of right now, but if you have any questions, feel free to post comments and ask questions about CPW and I’ll answer them here on the blog.
See you all on Thursday!