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KAPOW 2017

KAPOW (also known as CPW, short for "Campus Preview Weekend") is a great opportunity to come to campus and see a bit what life at MIT is like. It's an action-packed weekend filled with events and projects put together by all the academic departments, clubs, and living groups across campus. Prefrosh are hosted with current students and get to experience living in an actual MIT living group.

At East Campus, we have tons of projects and events going on all the time. Stop by the courtyard to see all the exciting things we're doing, grab a burger (we have veggie burgers too!), dye your hair, take a tour, and relax.

Here's our schedule for KAPOW 2017. Most events take place in the EC Courtyard (between the two parallels, i.e. building 62 and 64) or in Talbot lounge (a big room on one side of the courtyard in the West Parallel).

(You can also see the REX 2016 schedule.)

Thursday, April 6
Time Event Description
all day Grilling in the Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! While you're at it, come get your hair dyed in ALL OF THE COLORS so you're ready for EC prom and to induce shock and awe in your friends and family back home! We'll be here all day, every day :)
12pm-1:30pm Iron Chef When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much, sometimes they face off in FOOD COMBAT. Try to cook the best food and make friends or mortal enemies as you see fit.
2-4pm Henna Tattoos! Stain your body artistically. Zpv mjlf qvaamft? Ifsf jt bopuifs pof: Q2PJyl
5pm-6:30pm Adventure tours! Tired of dorm tours? Come on ADVENTURE TOURS! Explore East Campus while having fun on each hall!
7-8pm Trader Jacks Come get some yummy, free* Trader Joe's snacks from your local Trader Jack!

*Free in exchange for answering a completely normal, noninvasive personal question
9pm-11pm Chocolate Fountain 2.0 Melt 15 lbs of chocolate chips with a chocolate fountain machine. Dip chocolate with pretzels, cookies, fruits and ice cream, hotpot style.
Friday, April 7
Time Event Description
all day Grilling in the Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! While you're at it, come get your hair dyed in ALL OF THE COLORS so you're ready for EC prom and to induce shock and awe in your friends and family back home! We'll be here all day, every day :)
11am - 2pm Extreme House of Mirrors + Carnival Weird mirrors and spinning structures could be fun to play with
3:30-6:30 Power Tool Seminar: Build a Limo What is this "drill" you speak of? Come learn how to power tool from our resident experts and help us construct a limousine you could roll to prom with! Stick around after the official event and help build.
4 - 6pm Cruft Smashing Hit breakable things with other, less breakable things.
5 - 8:30pm CryoFAC Come and enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream and other sub-zero festivities! In its 18th year, CryoFAC is run by the residents of East Campus Second West (aka Putz), and features fearless undergrads clad in yellow rainslickers making inventive flavors of liquid nitrogen ice cream for all prefrosh.
6pm-7pm Motorized Chair Racing Get in a drill-powered rolling chair and race to the finish!
7pm-9pm Japanese Game Show IRL Balance on retracting wooden planks as you answer trivia questions. Compete against friends. Win eternal glory. Have fun.
Saturday, April 8
Time Event Description
all day Grilling in the Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! While you're at it, come get your hair dyed in ALL OF THE COLORS so you're ready for EC prom and to induce shock and awe in your friends and family back home! We'll be here all day, every day :)
9am-11am Crying Breakfast Friends! Steven Universe + Breakfast = Win! Start your day with cartoons, while you eat tasty foods based on the show within the show.
2pm-5pm Walcott Coloring Club Color weird images from museums, libraries, and the US Patent archives, sip tea, and feast on cookies with the art enthusiasts of 1e. There might be background music, and it might not even be Smash Mouth mashups. Take a moment to chill in the roller coaster ride of CPW.
2-3pm Paint Bombing Fill water balloons with paint and set up large canvas(s) (or take down ceiling tiles) and try to paint nice pictures by throwing the paint bombs at the canvas. Either need to use push pins (short-range) or throw from balcony/fire escapes/bathroom windows (long-range) to ensure the balloons pop.
3-4pm Guac-a-Mole Ever wonder what it feels like to be a mole dodging flying guacamole? Or ever been playing Wack-A-Mole and wished you could replace your hammer with a guacamole weapon? Come launch gauc at your friends (and eat some too!)
4 - 6pm Trash Prom Dress Making Don't have an outfit for prom? Come make your own and be the trash you were always meant to be! Supplies provided.
5pm-6pm Riot Political radicalization: the event
9:30pm-10pm Refuel at EC Energetically powered drinking of energy drinks.
10pm to midnight Pinkies This is EC's own diner, which runs once a week during the school year. It is a great chance to meet upperclassmen in their natural habitat.
11pm - 1am Prom dance Relive the drama that you went through a year ago, except this time, you get to take MIT to prom!
Sunday, April 9
Time Event Description
all day Grilling in the Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! While you're at it, come get your hair dyed in ALL OF THE COLORS so you're ready for EC prom and to induce shock and awe in your friends and family back home! We'll be here all day, every day :)