Epsilon Theta

Fall Rush 2016

Rush is our way of getting to know potential house members - and their way of getting to know us. Rush starts on Saturday 2016-09-03, and lasts until Sunday 2016-09-11. 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.

Schedule

For all events, meet us in Lobby 7 at the listed times (look for a person holding a bright yellow sign). Unless otherwise specified, we’ll head back to ET in our Great White Van for the event.

Saturday, September 3

Chili

12:15
Wow, there sure is a lot of food around here. Wow, there sure was a lot of food around here. Vegan options available.

Games That Shouldn't Be Played That Way

13:30
Ever wanted to play DDR Smash? Battleship Twister? Blindfolded Jenga? Pick-your-own-role Mafia? Invent your own!

Escape the Room

15:30
Do you have what it takes to escape? Work with a team to solve our puzzles and get out of the room before it's too late!

Curry

17:15
Nom nom nom. If you like food, you are in luck! We don't let people starve. So tasty! As always, vegan options are available.

Lockpicking

19:00
Are you tired of locking yourself out of your room? Did you forget the passcode to your combination lock? Come learn how to unlock things safely and legally.

Silly Video Games

21:00
Tired of playing intense video games with all the serious MIT gamers? Try challenging them to a game of Regular Human Basketball or Octodad.

Live Action Katamari Damacookie

21:00
Roll up a giant cookie! Roll up friends who are trying to roll up a giant cookie! Vegan options available.

Sunday, September 4

ALL THE SOUPS

12:15
Strawberry Soup! Mango Soup! Tomato Soup! And some grilled cheese. Vegan options available. Eat with us!

Puzzle Hunt

13:30
Mystery Hunt wasn't enough for you? Never heard of it? Anything in between? Come participate in a mini-puzzle hunt, written by Thetans.

Make-Your-Own Pizza

17:15
Half a pound of cheese, white bread, a glass of tomato sauce, and some salt. Don't worry, our alums will cook it and make it tasty. Vegan options available.

Telephone Variants

19:00
Pictionary telephone. Twister telephone. Invent-your-own telephone! Come play while we wait for our van to ET.

Laser Maze

21:00
Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, puzzles, what else could budding spies want?

Sundaes

21:00
Eat some sundaes on this Sunday as the sun sets. That was a few hours ago?

Monday, September 5

Learn to Play Dominion + Tournament

15:30
Whether you’re a Dominion master or have never heard of this deckbuilding game, come play with us!

Pasta with ALL the Sauces!

17:15
Alfredo, Pesto, and tomato sauce! Also garlic bread, because who doesn't like garlic bread. Vegan options available!

Silly LARPs

20:00
Join ET for some silly roleplaying!

Smash

21:00
Come play everyone's favorite fighting game, Melee! Make new friends! Make new enemies!

Nachos

21:00
See how many tasty things you can put on a pile of chips!

Tuesday, September 6 - Recent Changes!

Painting

13:30
Take home a painted duck!

Skyzone

15:00
Are you a bouncy frosh? Well, you will be!

Dinner!

17:15
Yum! Come eat with us!

Be a Ducktective

19:00
Test your detective abilities with a few games of Spy Party and some real-life investigation of subjects.

LAN Party

21:00
Come play Overwatch, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, or whatever games we have installed! Beginners welcome!

Dinnertime Construction!

21:00
Build towers and bridges out of food, test its strength, then eat the rubble!

Wednesday, September 7

Insanely Fast Games

16:45
We only have five minutes to finish up this game! Better hurry! Join ET in Lobby 7 to play games that aren't meant to be played so quickly.

Breakfast for Dinner

17:15
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!

Mafia, Resistance, and More!

19:00
-- “You’re mafia!” -- “No, you’re mafia!” Whom can you trust with your life?

Powerpoint Karaoke

21:00
Didn’t have time to prepare your powerpoint presentation? Not a problem, we made one for you!

Unusual Foods

21:00
Excite your taste buds with unique tastes ranging from ghost pepper to ammonium chloride (on candy).

Thursday, September 8

Chess Variants

16:45
Come play fun chess variants like Bughouse, Monster, and Suicide Bomber as we wait for our van in Lobby 7.

Dinner!

17:15
Hungry? Here at ET, we have tasty home-cooked meals! Come over and find out what our cook Karen made for us! Vegan options available.

Build a thing out of stuff

19:00
You have: 5 pipecleaners, a ball of rubber bands, 100 popsicle sticks, a mouse trap, a piece of string, 2 pencils, 4 paperclips, 10 sticks of glue with a hot glue gun, 2 plastic cups, 5 balloons, plus or minus whatever we have in the house. Go!

Tea and Calm Things

21:00
Sip some tea, grab a book or some art supplies, and do something calm and relaxing while meeting new people!

Mochi

21:00
Come eat this tasty Japanese dessert!

Friday, September 9

Duck Duck Goose

16:45
Duck...duck...duck...duck...duck...wow, there are lots of ducks here. Come play in Lobby 7 while we wait for our van.

Dumplings

17:15
Alums! Come eat them! We mean, meet them! Vegan options available.

Reverse Turing Test

19:00
Try to differentiate between a computer pretending to be a human and a human pretending to be a computer pretending to be a human!

Blanket Fort

21:00
Come build an EPIC BLANKET FORT!

Smores

21:00
Gooey marshmallowy chocolatey goodness. Vegan options available

Saturday, September 10

Lunch

12:15
A wonderful home-cooked meal awaits at ET!

Scavenger Hunt

13:30
Make your way through ET and the surrounding area by solving riddles, finding hidden objects, and completing silly challenges.

Tacos

17:15
Join us and see how many things you can stuff into a taco!

Fermi Questions

19:00
How many staples are used annually in Massachusetts? We don't know, but hopefully we're off by less than a factor of 100...

Musicals Movie Night

21:00
Know all the words to Hamilton? Dr. Horrible? Phantom of the Opera? Hack, Punt, Tool? Les Miserables? Come watch and sing along!

Blind Taste Test

21:00
1% or 2% milk? Coke or Pepsi? White pepper or black pepper? Test your tasting expertise at ET!

Sunday, September 11

Lunch!

12:15
What did Karen make for us today? Come find out!

ET Laboratories

13:30
Come to ET laboratories, where you can get an early start on that UROP or just play around with goo.

Live Action Video Games

15:30
Are you a street fighter? If so: please be nice. If not: come pretend to be one in our (non-contact) live action video games!

Make-Your-Own Sushi

17:15
Expertly transform fresh, fine-quality ingredients into a tightly rolled piece of culinary excellence. Or just roll up a bunch of stuff in seaweed.

Not Lectures

19:00
Listen to cool people talk about cool things!

Mini Video Game Tournament

21:00
Try to beat is in Pikachu Volleyball!

Eat Healthy

21:00
Tired of eating burgers and chips? Does your body yearn for nutrients? Come eat healthy food!

Getting to ET During Rush

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.)