Celebration Day, October 4, 2008






Smoot 50th Anniversary Celebration
October 4, 2008




11:30am - 1:00pm

Bar-BQ and Ceremonies

Kresge Bar-BQ

Parking in Kresge Lot
Overflow West Annex Lot

In appreciation to MIT friends and especially those who will participate in the clean up effort, a lunch will be hosted by MIT's Division of Student Life at the Bar BQ pits next to Kresge Auditorium. Then we'll hear from President Susan Hockfield, Ollie Smoot '62 and other special guests.

The MIT Class of '62 has designed and fabricated a new plaque that will be unveiled then. It will be installed on the bridge later in the year.

1:00pm - 4:00pm

MIT Shoreline Cleanup

Charles River Shore

Students, alumni, MIT community members and other volunteers are welcome to participate in the shoreline cleanup and completion of painting of the shoreline railing near MIT. People can volunteer indiviually or in teams. Some teams will be given a section of the shoreline railing to paint. All will be provided with all the necessary supplies. WEAR OLD CLOTHES!

This project is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Charles River Conservancy.

Four to Six Person Teams or individuals to be assigned a team,

5:00 pm - 6:30pm

Concert by "The Platters"

Kresge Auditorium

Parking in Kresge Lot
Overflow West Annex Lot

Herb Reed and the Platters, the famed group of the 50's and 60's, will perform in Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. Time for "Only You", "The Great Prentender", "Twilight Time" and other greats!

6:30-11:00 pm

Big '50s Party

MIT Museum

Parking in Windsor St. Lot
Overflow West Annex Lot

The MIT Club of Boston, the Class of 1962, and Lambda Chi Alpha are co-sponsoring this classic 1950s party. Any 50's dress is just fine and encouraged, but otherwise attire is smart and casual. Entertainment will include:

  • Log Alums
  • Dedication of the Official "Smoot Stick" Measurement unit
  • More music and even food from the 50s
  • Visit the Tech Model Railroad

Smoot Plaque Dedication
June 4, 2009

1:30 pm

Smoot plaque dedication

Mass. Ave. bridge