Fall Rush 2015
Rush is our way of getting to know potential house members - and their way of getting to know us. Rush starts on Saturday 2015-09-05, and lasts until Sunday 2015-09-13. 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 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 5
ALL THE SOUPS 12:15pm-1:30pm
Strawberry Soup! African Peanut Soup! Tomato Soup! And some grilled cheese. Vegan options available. Eat with us!
Ender's Game Super Soaker "Paintball" 1:30pm
The enemy’s gate is down! Come battle the other SuperSoaker cadet warriors for tactical supremacy! Use your squirt guns to stun your adversaries and make it through the gate!
Live Action Video Games 3:30pm
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!
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!
Hoggy Warty Hogwarts! 7pm
You’re a wizard, Harry. Enjoy such classics as A Very Potter Musical and Potter Puppet Pals.
Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, continued 9pm
Do you have a Rocketship? Join us as we travel to Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and Mars, munching on Cockroach Clusters, and drink Butterbeer!
Sunday, September 6
What are we eating? We have no idea. Come over and find out what our cook Karen made for us!
Puzzle Hunt 1:30pm
Mystery Hunt wasn't enough for you? Never heard of it? Anything in between? Come participate in a mini puzzle hunt.
Make Your Own Pizza 5:15pm
Think you can put Pizza Hut and Dominoes out of business? Put your skills to the test with the help of our amazing alums!
Play the classic game of deception! Figure out who the mafia are or this might just be your last night alive!
League of Legends 9pm
Come play the most popular game in the world, League of Legends!
Eat some sundaes on this Sunday as the sun sets. That was a few hours ago?
Monday, September 7
Ultimate Frisbee 1:30pm
Come play Ultimate Frisbee in the beautiful park across the street from our house.
Build a Thing Out of Stuff 3:30pm
½ a length of rope, 2 yards of duct tape, and a multitude of ducks. Scavenge for materials, then build something!
Dinner on the High Seas 5:15pm
We may be in our dining room, but the high seas are really about fish and pirates, right? Vegan options available!
Laser Maze 7pm
Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, what else could budding spies want? (Reasons to shoot things, perhaps?)
One Night Ultimate Werewolf 7pm
Tired of regular Mafia? Come play this new twist to an old classic. Save your town from being overrun by Werewolves!
Laser Maze, continued 9pm
Bend your way through our house. Avoid the lasers scattered throughout. Shoot down any guards that stand in your way!
One Night Ultimate Werewolf, continued 9pm
Oh no! Werewolves are overrunning our town! Help us!
Ever wanted to taste human tears? Enjoy this classic pirate delicacy.
Tuesday, September 8
Paper Mache Ducks 1:30pm
Need more ducks in your life? Make a duck, any duck!
Games That Shouldn't Be Played That Way 3:30pm
“I shoot at C4.” “Ahh! You sunk my left foot! How will I play Jenga now?”
Pasta With ALL the Sauces 5:15pm
Alfredo, Pesto, and tomato sauce! Also, garlic bread, because who doesn't like garlic bread. Vegan options available!
Pictionary Variations 7pm
Played Pictionary? Played Telephone? Played Charades? Played all three at the same time?
No Items, Fox Only, Final Destination. Play this Nintendo classic. Get the Final Smash!
Blind Taste Test 9pm
Consider yourself a culinary expert? Think you can tell the difference between 1% and 2% milk? Pepsi and Coke?
Wednesday, September 9
Play this and other silly card games before we head to dinner.
Breakfast for Dinner 5:15
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!
Board Games 7pm
We have over 100 board games in our basement. Come play some of them!
Mini Video Game Tournament 9pm
Try to beat us in Pikachu Volleyball
Good morning! Rise and shine to delicious waffles! What do you mean it’s dark out?
Thursday, September 10
Childhood Construction Time 4:45pm
Use LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, and magnetic playsets to build the city of your dreams! Play with us as we wait for our van to Epsilon Theta.
Cyndi’s Chicken 5:15
Someone named Cyndi made a great chicken recipe we want you to try. Vegan options are always available.
Paint Paint Paint 7pm
Ooh, look. Mommy left her paints out! Use your body as a canvas! War paint, henna tattoos, and hair dyeing!
Get Ready 2 Rokk!
Play With Your Food 9pm
Make shapes with raw dough, create art from tomato sauce and mustard, get impossibly messy, and more!
Friday, September 11
Chess Variants 4:45pm
Bughouse chess. Monster chess. Loser's chess. Auction chess. Extinction chess. Cannibal chess. Obese king chess. Play with us as we wait for our van to Epsilon Theta.
Make Your Own Sushi 5:15
Expertly transform fresh, fine-quality ingredients into a tightly rolled piece of culinary excellence. Or just roll up a bunch of stuff in seaweed. Whatever works.
Star Wars, StarCraft, Stargazing, Star Cookies. What more could we want?
Star* (cont.) 9pm
Lately I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep. Dreaming about the things that we could be.
Saturday, September 12
Hot Dogs and Chips 12:15pm
A simple, totally healthy* meal. Vegan options available!
Magic the Gathering Draft 1:30pm
Take the best cards you see, then build your deck.
Delicious food awaits at ET! As always, vegan options are available.
Powerpoint Karaoke 7pm
Didn’t have time to prepare your PowerPoint presentation? Not a problem, we made one for you!
Blanket Fort 9pm
BUILD THE MOST EPIC BLANKET FORT OF ALL TIME!
We have plenty of S’mores lying around. Let’s eat them!
Sunday, September 13
Corn Maze 11am
A maze whose walls are taller than you. With lunch!
Chil(l/i) with our alums!
Not Lectures 7pm
Listen to cool people talk about cool things!
--“You're mafia!” --“No, you're mafia!” Who can you trust with your life?
Make and munch mouthwatering mochi. Mmm!
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 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:
5:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
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) 734-9211 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 have joined our tight-knit community. If our way of life appeals to you, you can 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.