Five, ten, twenty years after graduation, alums like me are writing in to discuss what this place means to them,
because East Campus called, and we dropped everything to help;
because we’re still so tightly connected to our community that they could contact us immediately;
because East Campus marks you for life.
It changes you. MIT bends and breaks you, and East Campus is what puts you back together at the end of the day. This is the place where I grew up, because the most important things I learned in college were in Building 62. I learned how to live with hundreds of other people and how to accept and love their quirks, and they accepted and loved me in return. I am a better person for having lived here.
You don’t get to choose your family.
I chose East Campus, and it chose me.