CPW 2014

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 CPW 2014. Most events take place in the EC Courtyard (between buildings 62 and 64) or in Talbot lounge (a big room on one side of the courtyard in building 62).

(You can also see the REX 2013 schedule.)

Thursday, 4/10
Time Event Description Location
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM The Roaring Twenties: Burger Eating, Mansion Building, Hair Dyeing! East Campus is a boomtown. More burgers than we know what to do with. The Doge market continues to skyrocket. Let’s build a mansion to celebrate! Come take your piece of the plenty. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Build a Bottlecap Crossbow, Circuit Board Facepainting, and Gotta Catch ‘Em All Learn how to construct tiny pocket-sized crossbows that shoot toothpics, or embrace your inner child and make your own Pokémon out of moldable plastic. Become .002% cyborg with our electronic facepainting. Also, come eat our burgers. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Great Feast Sometimes we eat things that aren’t burgers. Come eat a delectable dinner offered by the many diverse halls of East Campus. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CryoFAC Enjoy free nitrogen ice cream! In its 15th 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. Outside of Johnson Ice Rink (W34)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cupcake Roulette Some cupcakes are filled with chocolate. Others are filled with hot sauce. You won’t know what’s what until you take that first risky bite. Come test your luck! EC Talbot Lounge (62)
9:30 PM - 12:00 PM FRED Talks and Things You’re Too Young For, Burgers, and the Height of the Roaring Twenties Off-the-cuff talks about the latest advances in pseudosciences. Discussions on mortgages and setting up your 401k. Keep enjoying the neverending bounty of the DogeCoin. EC Talbot Lounge (62)
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM Pinky’s Diner and Don’t Sleep EC Presents Pinky’s Diner: delicious diner food all night. East Campus naturally accommodates for a variety of native time zones. Chances are if you’re awake, so are we. EC Talbot Lounge (62)
Friday, 4/11
Time Event Description Location
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mind Your Manor, M04R BURGERS, Hair Dyeing, and The Final Roar Doge has outvalued the BitCoin and the Canadian dollar. This wealth will surely last a lifetime! Continue our Manor-construction, eat more of our hand-crafted artisanal burgers, and celebrate our capital. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Great Crash: Tear Down Our Mansion, Eat More Burgers Goodbye, Doge. It was fun while it lasted. Hundreds of people are destroying their hard drives in fear and anger. The manor, formerly gilded with Doge, is now a scar on our desolate courtyard. Join your fellow former pre-frosh plutocrats and demolish the hideous mansion of greed! EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Shantytown Construction: Help us use all of this spraypaint and eat all of these burgers Doge is dead, but the courtyard is alive with the sounds of EC’s never ending spirit! And our never ending burgers. Come eat them. Help us build cardboard castles, an epic throne, and other monuments to the days of the Golden Doge. A bleak hopefulness burns in the hearts of every East Campus resident like a dim, colorless candle in a breezy, cold night. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CryoFAC II: Two Fast, Two Delicious “FAC” stands for “Friday Afternoon Club,” where EC residents wait in line with their own spoons and bowls to be given handouts of food. We actually do this all the time, it just happened to suit our “Great Dogepression” theme really well. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream will be served. Lots. EC Talbot Lounge (62)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Life Skills Seminar Series: Soldering, Pan Handling, Pickpocketing, and more! Everything an MIT student needs to know to make her way in the world! EC Talbot Lounge (62)
8:00 PM - 8:20 PM Rioting 101 Un/Mis-directed anger over the crumbling DogeCoin economy finally boils over. Have feelings about anything? So do we. Come make them heard to the world with signs and loud yelling (or quietly watch us make fools of ourselves) EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM Basement Bowling Tour the East Campus basement instead! Our bowling alley even has natural gutters! Just watch out for people trying to do their laundry by the light of our fricken laz0r beams. East Campus Basement
11:00 PM - 5:00 AM Pinky’s Diner and Who’s Still Awake? Pinky’s Diner, open again for business. Delicious diner food all night. Also, perhaps you’re having trouble sleeping. Make your way to the Talbot Lounge every hour on the hour from 1 AM onwards, meet your fellow insomniacs, and participate in the sacred tradition of late night sevlev runs EC Talbot Lounge (62)
Saturday, 4/12
Time Event Description Location
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Adventure Tours/Cruft Smashing/East Campus Never Runs Out Of Food or Hair Dye Learn the subtle nuances of EC culture in an adventurous tour of our home. Smash electronic things with hammers while you’re at it. Guess who still has burgers? EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nerf Wars/Miss Ugly Pageant The Nerf battle rages on in the courtyard, while EC’s finest guys and gals contend for the title of Miss Ugly. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Iron Chef Does your team have what it takes to create a gourmet meal in under one hour? The answer is yes; we're giving you the ingredients and the kitchen. Get to work. EC Talbot Lounge (62)
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM Haunted House One of EC’s final events of CPW is sure to scare you away. Nightmares happen in the basement, but your journey begins in the courtyard. Bring your memories of Halloween from before you had to stay in to write college applications. EC Courtyard (between 62 and 64)
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM Pinky’s Diner Pinky’s final night of serving you diner food. Come eat it. It’s great. EC Talbot Lounge (62)