Important note: the weather forecast has a 70%+ chance of rain Friday night through Saturday night. Bring an umbrella, raincoat, and/or waterproof footwear! (Thursday looks to be beautiful, though)
It’s after midnight here on the East Coast, so Campus Preview Weekend begins today for the MIT admitted class of 2012. It’s going to be a fun weekend.
In total, there are 600+ published events over the course of CPW (wow!). Here are a few that caught my eye…
- Late night classes called Firehose, starting at midnight Thursday night (or early Friday morning, if you prefer to look at it that way), going until 6am Friday. Speaker building, hypercubes, the Black Death, and more, taught in a fun/crazy style by MIT students.
- Real members of the MIT Blackjack Team (of Bringing Down the House and 21 fame) will be speaking at Next House late Saturday night.
- Awesome music at ZBT’s Battle of the Bands at 8pm Saturday, with special guest judges Ben & Bryan.
- The famous Bouncy Ball Drop at Senior House, Friday night at 8. Must be seen to be believed.
- People always love Underground Capture the Flag, Saturday at midnight.
- The appropriately-named Cool Projects Open House Friday at 4pm. The solar car team will be there, the Formula SAE race team, the Mars Gravity Biosatellite, the Solar Electric Vehicle Team…
- There are many department receptions throughout the weekend, including Friday’s Department of Architecture Faculty Reception, Thursday’s Biology Open House, and Friday’s Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Open House/Continental Breakfast
- Thursday afternoon, check out [email protected] Hall, especially if you’re a big fan of Instructables
- Also Thursday afternoon, check out a talk by Astronaut/Professor Jeffrey Hoffman (I’d like to be an “Astronaut/Professor”).
- Former Mystery Hunt winners Random Hall will host a Minihunt… I love minihunts.
- The keynote lecturer at the President’s Welcome on Friday morning will be the awesome Amy Smith!
- Forgot that MIT has as many Pulitzer Prize-winning Humanities professors as it does Nobel Prize-winning Physics professors? Check out the MIT Literary Society Dessert Reception.
- See MIT’s great a capella groups altogether at Saturday afternoon’s SGBIS concert.
What event(s) are you most looking forward to?