Coffee hour

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 21:00 – 22:00 | MP room | sp-coffeehr-chair [at]

Relax and enjoy the company of your friends in summer! Lots of food and fresh coffee await you :)

SP-MORE: Furniture & Items Collection Initiative

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 23:59 – 23:59 | Study rooms 278, 480, and 578 (North Wing of Sid Pac) | sp-environment-chair [at]

Are you moving out of Sid Pac? Do you have furniture & household items that you don't need anymore? Don't throw them away, but instead donate them to us! We will store donated items to give out to new residents in the upcoming fall. Donating to us instead of trashing your items is a GREENER way to handle your move-out. Please only donate clean & usable items, and absolutely no bedding (mattress, sheets, pillows, blankets etc.), clothing, shoes, towels, or food!

ICA Arts Outing + Lunch at the Water Cafe

Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:00 – 15:00 | ICA | sp-arts-chair [at]

Arts outing to the Institute of Contemporary Art! With subsidized lunch at the Wolfgang Puck Water Cafe! Meet at SP Lobby at 11, grab lunch at water cafe, and enjoy ICA art & architecture until 3p! Roaming around the ICA 13:30 - 15:00.

Ikea Shopping Trip

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:00 – 16:30 | sp-president [at]

Do you need additional furniture, lamps, or other household items? SP, in conjunction with Ashdown, Edgerton, and GSC, is providing a bus trip to IKEA for $5 per seat on Aug. 27, leaving at 10AM and returning to MIT by 4:30PM. 30 seats have been reserved for SP residents who RSVP through our website. Additional tickets may be available at the GSC Info Booth in Lobby 10. Tickets should be purchased in advance. We will be leaving from in front of Edgerton House.

Orientation Dance Party

Friday, August 29, 2014 21:00 – 01:00 | SP Courtyard | sp-vp-reslife [at]

Come to kick off the new school year at Sid-Pac's orientation blackight dance party on Friday, August 29 at 9pm in the Sid-Pac Courtyard. Meet new friends, enjoy a variety of horderves, and dance the night away! 21+ with government ID required for alcohol. Bring your own reusable cup for a chance to win AWESOME PRIZES!

SP Orientation BBQ

Monday, September 1, 2014 17:00 – 21:00 | Courtyard | sp-vp-reslife [at]

Come to kick off the new school year at Sid-Pac's orientation BBQ on Monday, September 1st at 5 pm in the Sid-Pac Courtyard. Meet new friends, catch up with old friends, eat American and Korean BBQ food, and have fun! 21+ with government ID required for alcohol. Like to cook? or want to learn? Preparation will start at 3 pm! Feel free to come at any time. Bring your own cups, plates, and utensils to keep SP green and for a chance to win AWESOME PRIZES!

Help Keep SP Pest Free!

Monday, September 1, 2014 23:59 – 23:59 | sp-president [at]

The house staff work incredibly hard to keep mice, cockroaches, bed bugs, and other pests out SP and to provide us a clean living environment. Please help us keep SP clean and pest-free!

Taza Chocolate Factory Tour

Saturday, September 6, 2014 15:30 – 17:30 | 561 Windsor Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 | sp-outing-chair [at]

Come join us on an exciting adventure of chocolate making by Taza Chocolate Factory. Learn about and experience chocolate evolution from a bean to a bar. Join us on a tour to catch Taza's traditional Oaxacan molinos fused with roasted nuts and coated with chocolate awesomeness! Meeting at SP Lobby. Please RSVP on the SP web-page.

Graduate Orientation Olympics 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014 14:00 – 18:00 | Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (W-35, adjacent to the Student Center) | [at]

As a part of GSC's Orientation, Tang Hall is organizing the "Graduate Orientation Olympics" in collaboration with SP and Ashdown. Join us for an afternoon of Soccer, Frisbee, Volleyball, Badminton, Dodgeball, and Athletics! Participants will be teamed on the spot to battle in a variety of sports. Meet new friends, win prizes and enjoy the dinner served after the games! The event is open to all MIT students, spouses & partners, but is not suitable for children. Sign up: to reserve a t-shirt. Contact:

Volunteer for Bike Fest 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014 23:59 – 23:59 | Student Center Steps | cherryg [at]

Bike Fest 2014 is coming, and we are looking for volunteers to help out at the event (including campus tour guides on bikes)! Sunday September 7, 2pm - 5pm, on the Student Center Steps. There will be bike tune-ups, workshops, bike registration, raffles, food, music, and a BICYCLE TREASURE HUNT! Please fill out this form to sign up as a volunteer:

Hall Warming Parties

Sunday, September 7, 2014 18:00 – 21:00 | SP lounges | sp-hallchair [at]

Save the date for one of the MOST IMPORTANT Orientation events! If you are a new resident, you must attend a hall meeting with your Hall Councilor, where you will learn more about S-P and your roommate. After the meeting, old and new residents are invited to join a Hall Warming Party! We'll provide food, so bring yourself to have a great time meeting your neighbors. Feel free to bring a snack, dessert or non-alcoholic drink for sharing (optional)!

SP Orientation Brunch

Sunday, September 7, 2014 12:00 – 13:00 | Mark MP Room | sp-brunch-chair [at]

Itís time for one of the most popular Sunday Brunches at MIT! Come on down to the SP Multipurpose Room and enjoy some eggs, bacon, pancakes, pastries, fruits, lots of sunshine, and the company of your fellow (new!) graduate students. Like to cook or want to learn? Prep starts at 8am - come help at any time, and you'll get first dibs on brunch! Help keep SP green by bringing your own plate and utensils.

Orientation Laser Tag

Monday, September 8, 2014 05:00 – 21:00 | Entire SP | sp-orientation-chair [at]

Interested in laser tag? Want to have a chance to explore our building and make new friends? This year, we will have our very first laser tag event around SP! Equipment and simple snacks will be provided! RSVP: Google Forms

Open Doors Night

Saturday, September 13, 2014 20:00 – 23:00 | Rooms across SP | sp-hallchair [at]

Friendly SP residents open up their doors and throw mini parties with food, music, and drinks. During each round people freely visit open rooms. Sign up to open your door in this link: or email

Whale watching trip

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 | sp-aquarium-chair [at]

Finish off your Orientation month with something truly memorable... Come whale watching with us at the Boston Wharf!!! See humpbacks, minkes, and dolphins for a AMAZING FINALE to your Orientation! Cost (after SP subsidy): $30/person. Meet at 11AM on Sunday September 14!

Check out the Calendar of Fun!

Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59 – 23:59 | SP Lobby | sp-publicity-chair [at]

Do you like fun? Check out the calendar in the SP lobby! You'll find many great events open to new and current grad students alike!

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