Spring Rush 2017
Rush is our way of getting to know potential house members - and their way of getting to know us. Rush starts on Saturday 2017-02-04, and lasts until Sunday 2017-02-12. During that time, we encourage all MIT students - including upperclassmen and graduate students - to come to our events and see if ET is a good fit for them. Are you a down-to-earth person with a good sense of humor? Are you a fan of nerd culture (or eager to become one)? Want to become part of a tight-knit, supportive, intellectual community? If so, then you should definitely check us out.
For events listed as having a "van run beforehand," come to the parking lot across from building 34 at the listed event time, and the event will start after the van arrives. Dinner events are specifically have van runs at 17:00 and start at 17:45. Otherwise, events start at the time specified. For off-campus events without scheduled van runs, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a van run ahead of time, or call us anytime at 617-253-8888 for our Great White Van to come pick you up. You can also catch the Boston West saferide, or come directly to our house at 259 St. Paul Street. All on-campus events will have a van run from ET to get to them.
Saturday, February 4
Take two slices of bread, and see what interesting things you can put between them. Van run beforehand.
Live-action competitive cryptozoology! Run around, trying to take the best photo of Bigfoot -- but don't let it eat you. Bring a camera (e.g. your smartphone.)
Win My Dollar15:00
Come participate in an iterated prisoner's dilemma, bid in a dollar bill auction, and choose which envelope to take in a game theorist's dream come true.
ALL THE SOUPS17:00
Strawberry Soup! Mango Soup! Tomato Soup! And some grilled cheese. Vegan options available. Eat with us!
Go see Hack, Punt, Tool (on campus)19:30
Come with us to La Sala to see a musical which several Thetans are participating in!
Sunday, February 5
Come to a barbeque without all the cold of going outside!
Board Games on Campus13:30
Are you feeling bored? Well, we feel like board (games) too! Join us and solve both of our problems. In 4-149.
Make your Own Pizza17:00
Think you can put chains like Pizza Hut or Dominoes out of business? Put your skills to the test with the help of our amazing alums! Van run beforehand.
Intro to American Culture: Football 10118:00
Have you ever wondered why millions of Americans tune in to watch overweight overpaid players bash their heads against each other, and then say that the ads were the best part? Come see what the Super Bowl is about! If you don't know how the sport works, we'll be explaining (and poking fun at) it. There will be food, jokes, ridiculous strategic plays, more food, and hopefully... a Patriots victory!"
Monday, February 6
Chess Variants (on campus)15:30
Come play fun chess variants like Bughouse, Monster Chess, Suicide Chess, and Suicide Bomber Chess. In 4-149.
Pasta with ALL the Sauces17:00
Alfredo, Pesto, and tomato sauce! Also garlic bread, because who doesn't like garlic bread. Vegan options available! Van run beforehand.
Minions of Darkness19:00
Come play a team strategy board game designed by ET alums!
Blind Taste Test23:00
1% or 2% milk? Coke or Pepsi? White pepper or black pepper? Test your tasting expertise at ET!
Tuesday, February 7
Breakfast for Dinner17:00
Just woke up and missed your first day of class? That’s okay! All this syrup and bacon will make your woes go away. Vegan options available! Van run beforehand.
Games that Shouldn't be Played that Way18:30
Ever wanted to play Battleship Twister? Blindfolded Foot Jenga? Pick-your-own-role Mafia? Invent your own!
Square Dancing (on campus)20:00
Have you ever wanted to solve puzzles via dancing? Have you ever written code and wondered what it feels to have a function called on you? Come with us to Lobdell to try square dancing!
Take a break from your classes to enjoy some snacks. What snacks? Not coffee. Van run beforehand.
Wednesday, February 8
Join us and see how many things you can stuff into a taco! Van run beforehand.
Play in Hell is Other People, a 1 hour live action roleplaying game of existential torment. No experience/prep required. Van run beforehand.
Oh the weather outside is frightful. But ET's fireplace is so delightful. And since there's no place to go, let it s'more, let it s'more, let is s'more!
Thursday, February 9
Chocolate, cheese, and so many things to dip! Van run beforehand.
Telephone Pictionary. Telephone Translation Party. Invent-your-own telephone!
Friday, February 10
Feeling down in the dumps? Have some dumplings to cheer you up! Van run beforehand.
Saturday, February 11
What did Karen make for us today? Come find out! Van run beforehand.
Tragedy Looper is Time Travel Anime: the logic-puzzly board game.
If you like food, you are in luck! We don't let people starve. So tasty! As always, vegan options are available.
Ducks climb too! Join us for an afternoon of climbing at Rockspot, a gym in South Boston. Wear athletic clothing. No experience/equipment necessary.
Sunday, February 12
A wonderful home-cooked meal awaits at ET!
Board Games on Campus13:30
Pretend to be a feudal lord fighting with swords. Or gain more victory points from awards until there is someone you've outscored. All these games cannot be ignored. So come join us, of your own accord. In 4-149.
Wow, there sure is a lot of food around here. Wow, there sure was a lot of food around here. Vegan options available. Van run beforehand.
Mini Video Game Tournament19:00
You've spent hours in middle school and high school preparing for this moment. That's right, your time playing silly in-browser flash games are about to pay off as you fight for glory in this tournament.
The best way to get to our house is to meet one of us at Lobby 7 to catch our Great White Van (we’ll be holding ducks and signs). Make sure to check the detailed schedule for the van time.
You can also get to our house on the Cambridge West/Brookline Saferide. You’ll recognize us by the yellow house located right across the street from a park about 15 minutes into the route. Saferide runs from 6:00pm to 2:00am on Sunday through Wednesday, and from 6:00pm to 3:00am on Thursday through Saturday. On campus, you can catch Saferide at the turnaround behind the student center.
You can also call us to get a ride over. Call the house at 617-253-8888 . We will be happy to come get you no matter where you may be! (Unless you happen to be in Kansas or Neverland or something.)