Welcome, Prospectives (and freshmen)!

Simmons Hall is an MIT dormitory that houses 340 awesome undergraduates, 5,538 windows, and an unknown population of velociraptors. It’s a phenomenal place to call home during your time at the Institute, and we can’t wait to show you why.

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REX 2018 Event Schedule

Sunday, August 19

12:00PM-06:00PM Tour the Sponge Front Desk

Tuesday, August 21

04:30PM-06:30PM Hang and Snack with Carlos in 741A 741A
07:00PM-11:00PM Night at the Sponge Party Room
09:00PM-12:00AM RWBY-a-thon MPR

Wednesday, August 22

04:30PM-06:30PM Hang and Snack with Amber in 932 932
07:00PM-11:00PM Night at the Sponge Party Room

Thursday, August 23

04:30PM-06:30PM Hang and Snack with Greg in 428 Room 428
07:00PM-11:00PM Night at the Sponge Party Room
11:00PM-12:30AM Let's watch the Dinosaurs from Childhood MPR

Friday, August 24

04:30PM-06:30PM Hang and Snack with David in 741B Room 741B
07:00PM-11:00PM Night at the Sponge Party Room

Saturday, August 25

12:00PM-01:30PM Grill Fill Chill Front Lawn
01:30PM-03:30PM Dining Hall Pacman Dining Hall
03:30PM-04:30PM Cinnamon Roll Decorating Late Night Cafe
05:00PM-06:00PM Inflatable Soccer!!! Briggs Field
06:30PM-07:30PM Mac&Cheese vs. Ramen Late Night Cafe
07:00PM-08:30PM Sponge Scavenger Hunt Mailbox Lounge
08:00PM-09:30PM SCOOTAH HOCKEY Dining Hall
09:00PM-12:00AM Smash Bros Party Room
10:00PM-12:00AM Wub Wub & Waffles Party Room
11:00PM-12:30AM Cheesecake & Sporcle MPR

Sunday, August 26

08:00AM-11:00AM Pancake Breakfast Late Night Cafe
09:30AM-11:30AM Trojan Duck Build Front Steps
12:00PM-01:30PM Pizza Bagels Front Lawn
12:00PM-01:30PM Tshirt & Stencils Front Lawn
01:30PM-03:00PM Paint Bar Late Night Cafe
02:00PM-03:30PM Bow Wow Wow It's Bailey TV Lounge
03:30PM-05:00PM Capture the Sardines Mailbox Lounge
05:00PM-06:00PM Pancake Mystery Maker Late Night Cafe
05:00PM-06:00PM Write a Letter to Your Future Self & Origami Mailbox Lounge
07:00PM-08:00PM Simmons Spaghetti Night Late Night Cafe
08:00PM-10:00PM SIMFEST! 1st and 2nd Floor
10:00PM-11:00PM Real Talk MPR
11:00PM-12:00AM Shaved Ice Bar Late Night Cafe

Monday, August 27

12:00AM-02:00AM Simmons Sleepover Soiree Party Room
07:00AM-08:00AM A Bearry Berry Breakfast Late Night Cafe
08:00AM-11:00AM Rainbow Pancake Breakfast Late Night Cafe
09:00AM-11:00AM Trojan Duck Build Front Steps
01:00PM-02:30PM Murder Mystery Mailbox Lounge
01:00PM-02:00PM Gatas 2nd Floor Pool Table
01:00PM-02:00PM Bubble Break Ballpit
02:00PM-04:00PM Chill in Ballpit Ballpit
04:00PM-05:30PM Tea Party Late Night Cafe
04:30PM-05:30PM Shield Painting Front Steps
04:30PM-05:30PM Hungry Hungry Hippos IRL. Dining Hall
07:00PM-08:00PM Giant Stuff with Mini Food Mailbox Lounge
07:30PM-10:00PM Escape the Room Mailbox Lounge
09:00PM-10:00PM Swing Dancing 7th Floor Terrace
09:00PM-02:00AM Puzzle Hunt! Dining Hall
10:00PM-01:00AM Top of the Sponge 7th Floor Terrace

Tuesday, August 28

07:00AM-08:00AM A Berry Fancy Breakfast Late Night Cafe
08:00AM-11:00AM Pancake Breakfast Late Night Cafe
09:30AM-11:30AM Trojan Duck Build Front Steps
02:30PM-03:00PM Upperclassmen Only Event Party Room
02:30PM-03:00PM Sneak Into Upperclassmen Only Event Party Room
08:30PM-09:30PM Dumpling Party Late Night Cafe
09:30PM-11:00PM Floor is Lava 2nd Floor
10:00PM-02:00AM Board Games and Ice Cream Dining Hall
10:00PM-11:00PM DIY Boba Bar Late Night Cafe
11:00PM-12:00AM Here and Queer TV Lounge

Wednesday, August 29

07:00AM-08:00AM A Berry Fancy Breakfast Late Night Cafe
08:00AM-10:30AM Pancake Breakfast Late Night Cafe
10:30AM-11:30AM Homestuck Party TV Lounge
06:00PM-07:00PM Cheese Party Mailbox Lounge

Thursday, August 30

08:00AM-11:00AM Pancake Breakfast Late Night Cafe

A Taste of Simmons

Written with love by Simmons residents:

Stepping through the front entrance, you admire the distinguished architecture and striking design of Simmons Hall. Based on a video tour and what you can find online, Simmons is already an incredible dorm, with thousands of windows, several terraces, a two-story movie theater, a giant ball pit, and dozens of lounges scattered throughout the building. However, Simmons is so much more than its facilities. It is home to an extraordinary group of undergraduates constantly doing exciting things. A dedicated house team takes care of us like no other, and we have an excellent government system, designed for openness and awesomeness.

Moseying down the hallway, you witness the vibrant life in Simmons. Pokemon drawings, physics equations, and maps from Game of Thrones adorn the curvy chalk-able walls. Laughter emanates from a group playing board games in one lounge and a massive 18.02 pset party fills another. You stop by our Housemaster's apartment to grab one of John's oh-so-delicious smoothies, and follow some enthusiastic freshmen to see their latest projects in our EE lab and workshop. Checking out a movie from front desk for later, you build a new tower out of the blocks in our mailbox lounge, and finally settle down in our dining hall to chat with some friendly Sims about life in the Sponge.

In an hour, everyone gets up to go to the house meeting, and your curiosity beckons you to follow. You grab some dessert, meet some new friends, and end up getting involved in Simmons activities. Our bi-weekly house meetings are open to every resident, and any resident can submit a proposal. Your imagination is the only limit – we've organized apple farm trips, boat cruises, Red Sox games, and Valentine's Day dinners. We've bought telescopes, servers, hammocks, speakers, and TVs. We've fostered residents' interests in fitness, cooking, gardening, and circuitry, and we've even considered playgrounds, ziplines, and teleporters (not all proposals pass). Doing cool things has never been easier than at Simmons.

On the MIT campus, all dorms are excellent, but Simmons is particularly open, diverse, and friendly. It's more than a place to live. Remember one thing, if nothing else: know that we call Simmons our home, and we welcome you to join us. We can't wait to see you in the fall!