About three hours ago, a large majority of the MIT Class of 2013 filed into Kresge Auditorium for one of the most awesome events of this semester: RING PREMIERE!!!
Many of you may know this already, but for those who don’t: the MIT class ring (a.k.a. Brass Rat) is not only one of the most recognized rings in the world but also pretty much the single item with which every MIT student hopes to graduate (aside from a diploma, of course). Its been known to help MIT students snag internships, land jobs, receive timely help from strangers, and earn solid respect. Our Brass Rats show the world how proud we are of our school <3
Earlier this evening, the Class of 2013 Ring Committee unveiled the 2013 Brass Rat design; thanks to Jeanne ’13, I have some pictures to show all of you :)
As we walked to our classes this morning, we saw the following, sitting demurely on the steps of 77 Mass Ave:
From that moment on, the excitement and anticipation only grew. I struggled to pay attention through my classes and focus on my UROP. I distracted myself briefly with a 30 minute nap and a trip to the grocery store. But when 7:00 pm rolled around, I gave up and left the warmth of my dorm to line up with the other ’13s outside of Kresge Auditorium.
I love my class. All the yelling. The cheering. The laughing. The clapping.
Without further ado ~ I present to you all the 2013 MIT Brass Rat:
Props to our amazing RingComm:
And now, all I need to do is find the money to pay for one:
Sigh…it’s so worth it.
[All photo credit in this entry goes to Jeanne ’13 – thank you, Jeanne!]