Grad Rush 2017
Rush is our way of getting to know potential house members - and their way of getting to know us. We're holding a weekend rush period from Saturday 04-22 to Monday 04-24, so that grad students who are looking for fall housing can visit ET. Anyone is welcome to join us for our events.
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 each event*, there will be a van run leaving from Albany St. and Pacific St. at the listed time (look for the white van with a big duck sticker), or you can walk to 259 Saint Paul Street in Brookline (events start when the van gets to ET, ~15 minutes after the listed times).
*exceptions: Board Games on Campus, Minions of Darkness.
Saturday, April 22
Lunch and Amusing Musings12:15
Eat some soup and grilled cheese and join in our conversations. (Past lunch conversations have included: is stacking a tower of people a good basketball strategy? Is "The hill was grown on by the grass" an OK sentence? Does a loaf of bread count as N choose 2 sandwiches?)
Get to Know ET13:30-17:30
Meet our members and get a tour of the house! This is a great time to see what life at ET is like.
Board GamesAll Day Every Day!
We have about a hundred games in our (bug)house, and whatever Code names you've Settled on for your favorite board games, probably someone in our Dominion agrees. Play old favorites or let us Tichu new ones!
Spring rolls with duck sauce, teriyaki meat, tofu, vegetables and rice.
Games in the Park19:00-21:00
Missing open green space? Come join us in the park right outside our house for frisbee, Capture the Flag, foam swordfighting, or playing on the playground.
Dough you want to cookie something? Chocolate chip away at your appetite!
Telephone Pictionary Charades21:00-23:00
Player A draws a picture for player B, who charades it to player C, who draws a picture of it for player D, who charades it for everyone else.
Sunday, April 23
Board Games on Campus (4-145)13:30-17:30
Once a week we invade 4-145 with our board game collection. Come play with us! NOTE: There won't be a van run for this event because it is on campus, but there is a van run here from ET if you happen to be at ET beforehand.
Our wonderful cook, Karen, doesn't work on Sundays, so we'll make something for ourselves. Feel free to help make pasta, sauce, veggies and whatever else you want in our industrial kitchen, or just show up and eat.
Chess Variants, DDR Smash, and Other Games That Shouldn't Be Played That Way19:00-23:00
Sometimes rules were meant to be broken. What if we played Battleship with humans on a Twister mat? What if we combined Bughouse with Dominion? Smash on a DDR pad?
Please balance the following chemical equation to maximize the product per reactants:
Blueberry + Mango + Strawberry + Banana + Ice --> Deliciousness
Monday, April 24
Breaking bread together is central to ET's community. We invite you to experience our weeknight ritual, complete with ridiculous jokes and extra-ridiculous philosopical questions. Tonight's menu: fruit salad, french onion soup, mac and cheese, vegan pasta, vegetables, and dessert.
Minions of Darkness19:00-23:00
ET is developing a strategy game where two teams battle across multiple boards. Teams try to collect resources on the board and to mass an army of various types of units with special abilities to defeat their opponent. Come play at the weekly playtest!
NOTE: There won't be a van run for this event, but feel free to walk or saferide over, or come earlier for dinner.
The best way to get to our house is to meet our van, which will be stopping at Albany St. and Pacific St. at the listed event times. We're the white van with the big duck sticker.
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.)