Fall 2013 Rush
Rush is our way of getting to know potential house members - and their way of getting to know us. Rush Week starts on Saturday 8/31, and lasts until Sunday 9/8. 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 all events, meet us in Lobby 7 at the listed time. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll head back to ET in our Great White Van for the event.
Saturday, August 31
Boffing in the Park 1:30 PM
Enjoy the beautiful park across from our house while simultaneously beating people with foam weapons.
Contact Charades 3:30 PM
Yo dawg, I heard you like party games so I put a party game in your party game so you can party while you party
Tacos 5:15 PM
Come to ET and try to fit as many ingredients into your taco without having its contents spill all over our living room! Vegan options available!
Magic: the Gathering Draft 7:00 PM
Take the best cards you see, then build your deck while you're at ET.
Mysterycraft 9:00 PM
It's a Viking! It's a Corruptor! No, it's a Medivac that attacks like a Mutalisk! Come play Starcraft 2 with unknown mods. We will provide a few computers, though feel free to bring your own.
Sunday, September 1
All the Soups 12:15 PM
Strawberry Soup! African Peanut Soup! Tomato Soup! And some grilled cheese. Vegan options available, so come over and eat with us!
Ender's Game 1:30 PM
Remember - the enemy's gate is down! Come shoot your friends while you bounce around our battle school.
Battleship Twister 3:30 PM
“Blue 4.” “Ow, you sunk my right foot.” Come play Battleship Twister.
Build-Your-Own Pizza 5:15 PM
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!
Telephone Pictionary 7:00 PM
Played Telephone? Pictionary? Probably not both at once.
LoL Musical Chairs 9:00 PM
An ordinary game of League of Legends, until the music stops. Then SWITCH!
Monday, September 2
Puzzle Hunt 1:30 PM
Mystery Hunt wasn't enough for you? Never heard of it? Anything in between? Come participate in a mini-puzzle hunt, written by Thetans.
Contact in Lobby 7 4:45 PM
Play a quick word game with us as we wait to take our van to ET for dinner.
Pasta with ALL THE SAUCES 5:15 PM
Pesto, alfredo, and tomato sauce! Also garlic bread, because who doesn't like garlic bread. Vegan options available!
Games that shouldn't be played that way 7:00 PM
Ever played Smash with a DDR pad? Or League of Legends while blindfolded?
Game of Thrones Marathon 9:00 PM
Daaaaaa, dun. Da-da-daaa, dun; da-da, duuuun. (Da-da-da, dun; da-da-da, dun; da-da-da, dun; da-da-da, dun.) Daaaaaa, dun. Da-da-daaa, dun; da-da, duuuun.
Tuesday, September 3
Badminton 1:30 PM
Care to challenge our badminton champion?
Chess Variants 3:30 PM
Bughouse chess. Monster chess. Loser's chess. Auction chess. Extinction chess. Cannibal chess. Obese king chess.
Gluck in Lobby 7 4:45 PM
Come play a quick game of Gluck while we wait for our van to take us to dinner at ET
Cyndi's Chicken 5:15 PM
Someone named Cyndi made a great chicken recipe we want you to try. Vegan options available!
Crusader Kings II Game of Thrones by Committee 7:00 PM
Control Westeros and make all the decisions that George R. R. Martin never did.
Wednesday, September 4
We Didn’t Playtest This At All 4:45 PM
It’s a real game, we promise! Come play it with us in Lobby 7!
Breakfast for Dinner 5:15 PM
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!
Manhunt 7:00 PM
I will find you. There will be no escape.
Bad Movie Night 9:00 PM
"They're eating her... and then they're going to eat me... OH MY GOD!" Enjoy such classic dialogue as we suffer through some of the most hilariously bad movies ever made.
Thursday, September 5
Falling in Lobby 7 4:45 PM
Come play a real-time card game while waiting for our van to take us to ET for dinner.
Dinner on the High Seas 5:15 PM
We may be in our dining room, but the high seas are really about fish and pirates, right? Vegan options available!
Laser Maze 7:00 PM
Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, what else could budding spies want?
Friday, September 6
Flux in Lobby 7 4:45 PM
Join us for a chaotic board game in Lobby 7 as we wait to take our van to dinner at ET.
Dumplings 5:15 PM
Join us for a glorious dinner made by our equally glorious alums! Vegan options available!
Board Game Night 7:00 PM
We have over 100 board games in our basement. Come play some of them.
Mochi Making 9:00 PM
Make mouthwatering mochi. Mmm!
Saturday, September 7
Hot Dogs and Potato Chips 12:15 PM
A simple, totally healthy* meal. Vegan options available!
Cheese or Font 1:30 PM
Is Crescenza a cheese or a font? Is Anvil a boy band or an insect repellent? Come and play these surprisingly difficult games with us.
Win my Dollar 3:30 PM
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.
Fried Things 5:15 PM
Fried chicken and fried tofu and probably some not fried things too. Vegan options available!
Stargazing 7:00 PM
Isn't the sky beautiful tonight?--I can't tell; there's always so much pollution.--Never fear, citizen, we thought of that. Come join us for a night of looking at the stars.
Sunday, September 8
Corn Maze 11:00 AM
A maze whose walls are taller than you. There will also be lunch!
Chili 5:15 PM
Chill with our alums while you eat the chili they made! Alternatively: Chil(l|i) with our alums!
Thetan-made Games 7:00 PM
What do Minions of Darkness, Opening Night, and Real Time Strategy Horror have in common? They're all board games made by Thetans. Come play them with us.
The best way to get to our house is to meet one of us in Lobby 7 to catch our Great White Van (we’ll be holding yellow signs). Make sure to check the detailed schedule for the van time, but here is an overview of when we generally have van runs during rush:
8:55am, 9:55am, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
You can also get to our house on the Boston West 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) 734-9211 or dial 3-8888 from any campus phone. 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.)
We extend invitations, known as "bids," to join Epsilon Theta throughout the rush period. When you accept a bid, you make a commitment to join our community. If our way of life appeals to you, come spend time with our members, ask lots of questions, and get a good feel for how our house works.
Our semester-long Pledge Program serves as a lively introduction to ET and MIT, and involves everything from a puzzle-solving adventure through the city of Boston to organizing our annual Halloween Party. Pledges have full house privileges and can hold elected positions at ET. It’s probably obvious, but we don’t haze either.