2015 MIT Mystery Hunt

Registration

Registration information for the 2015 Mystery Hunt can be found on the registration page. We have once again reserved a block of rooms for teams to hunt from, and you can make a request when you register. For more information on room reservation, see the registration form. Please do NOT contact schedules directly.

Kickoff

The 2015 Mystery Hunt will begin on Friday, January 16, 2015 in Kresge Auditorium at 12:17 pm. Regardless of when the first team finds the coin, HQ will stay open accepting puzzle answer submissions until at least 6 pm on Sunday. Wrap up will be no later than 12 pm on Monday.

News

The Kendall Hotel is offering special rates for hotel rooms during Mystery Hunt. Hunters can receive special rates starting at $149/night for a single (one queen bed) and $159/night for a double (one king bed + sofa or two queen beds) from the night of Thursday 1/16 to the night of Monday 1/20 (with the caveat that you only get the Thursday night rate if you also stay Friday and Saturday nights). Parking is also available for $15/day. From now until December 14, they will be setting up a room block just for us. You can still book after December 14, but rates and rooms will be based on availability. Either use the group code MYS15 on the hotel website or call the Kendall Hotel at 866-577-1300 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to arrange a reservation.

Sponsorship

The 2015 Mystery Hunt is generously sponsored by the following donors:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the MIT Mystery Hunt, please contact our sponsorship team.

Donations

Donate to support the Mystery Hunt

The MIT Mystery Hunt is a free event that is open to all interested participants, and it will stay that way. However, as the Hunt has grown the cost to run the event has also grown -- in recent years, the total cost has approached $10,000. The Mystery Hunt is an ASA-recognized group, and as such we get some of our funding from Finboard, the Large Events Fund, and other sources at MIT. In the past we have also have received generous support from corporate donors. However, every year members of the organizing team have to pay for some costs out of their own pockets. Our hope is to put the Mystery Hunt in a more stable financial position for the future.

As an MIT student activity, we can accept donations to our operating fund through MIT's donation mechanism. If you would like to donate, you may do so at the link above. Any money that you donate will go into the student group's account and will help defray the cost of this year's Hunt. Any surpluses from this year will roll over to future Hunts. If you or your company would like to make a non-monetary donation to the Mystery Hunt (server space, food for event puzzles, caffeine pills to keep us awake) please email puzzle@mit.edu and let us know how you wish to help. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at kickoff next January!

For details about the 2014 Mystery Hunt, see our archive.