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Your CPW Host by Matt McGann '00

The host assignment meeting was tonight.

Tonight, as MIT’s Spring Break was wrapping up, we gathered up all of the student hosts who have returned from vacation (hundreds of them!) and released hosting assignments for CPW. Here’s what the crowd at the meeting looked like:

(note fellow blogger Bryan in the front row, freshly back from his trip to Italy)

If your assigned host is back from Spring Break, expect to get a call/email from them tonight or tomorrow (you may have heard from them already). Otherwise, don’t worry, you’ll certainly hear from your host well in advance of arriving at CPW [and even if you don’t, I assure you that you have a host]. We also have some backup hosts on hand, so we may be able to accommodate some late registrants for CPW. It’s going to be fun.

One of my favorite things about CPW is that it isn’t an administratively sponsored sales pitch weekend; it’s an exciting, genuinely student-programmed weekend. Current students are as excited (more excited?) about the weekend as the prospective students are. Take a look at the schedule — the bulk of events are put on by student groups, not our office. The students at tonight’s meeting, you could tell, are very much looking forward to CPW.

In short, we’re all very excited about Campus Preview Weekend. Can’t wait to see you then!

19 responses to “Your CPW Host”

  1. Wow! I found my son too! He is one up and two left of leftcoast mom’s son. Have fun this weekend.

  2. Anon says:

    What does Caltech have planned for this year’s CPW?

  3. Sulinya says:

    Hi Matt,

    Just wondering- what room is that in? Doesn’t look like Kresge…

  4. w00t! I found my kid in that picture! Enjoy CPW, everyone.

  5. Stephanie says:

    yay, I can see anisa in the front row!

  6. Sulinya,

    That’s 10-250, a large (mainly freshman class) lecture hall.

  7. Steph, I’m two seats away from Anisa in the front row too! =D

    I’m psyched for CPW.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Matt, just wondering how you match up a pre-frosh with a host and how do you select hosts?

  9. Nghi says:

    I wonder who will be the lucky one to get mitra this year?

  10. Adam says:

    I was lucky enough to snag up Bryan for CPW. He seems like a pretty groovy dude, so I hope that I can have some fun this weekend.

  11. I think I am the lucky one who got Mitra this year.

  12. Omar says:

    I wonder who will be my host? I will enjoy CPW so much!!! I want to be at MIT already smile

  13. Masha says:

    Yay! I see mine! Right there smile


  14. Anonymous says:

    My son is in the picture somewhere, I haven’t spotted him yet….

    Prospective Students you are in for a great experience!!! So much to do, so little time.

    If your parents are going tell them to get ready for information overload. All their questions will be answered, even the ones they didn’t think of.

    Have fun.

  15. thekeri says:

    I see mine! I spent forever searching, only to find her in the second row.

    Yeah, go me. I sure got into MIT.

  16. Carla says:

    hello I have a question… is can only admitted students visit MIT while CPW? it’s just that I am going to the USA tomorrow, and I’ll be there for a week or so…( I am from Venezuela) and I was wondering if I could visit because I did not submit my application this year, and this may be the last time I get to go to the USA until I apply and I wanted to know MIT, so can I visit while CPW even though I am not admitted?

    As usual thanks a lot for answering our questions!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Carla, they are still having tours and information sessions on Friday, Apr. 7, so you can certainly attend those. Go here and click on “visiting MIT”

  18. Sagar says:

    Hi Matt. I was just wondering, but will you be at ISEF 2006 this year?

  19. Mom08 says:

    Well, my son got an email saying he didn’t get a prefrosh so he’s not in the picture. Turns out he did get one! Anyone from Louisiana here?