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.
We have 20 events planned for you over the weekend. Bring your friends, bring your A-game, and get ready to have a great time!
Whenever someone's awake
Get a tour of our home -- admire the boston
skyline from our terraces, explore our porosity-inspired
lounges, see representative student rooms, and hear tales about
rubber ducks and velociraptors! Guides will leave every fifteen
minutes, whenever we're awake. Stop by desk to request a tour.
Thursday, April 10
Sports and Otter Pops
Stretch your legs after a long flight (or a not so long drive) to MIT - and meet some new friends! Also, we have freezepops. A 1000 of them. One THOUSAND. Location: Briggs Field
COME EAT PIE SANS HANDS.
Stars and Stripes
Or whatever else you wanna stencil on some free t-shirts while you make 3D stars!
Grill, Fill, Chill
Get some protein after that helzadope game of frisbee you just played, or join us for the first time to eat delectable burgers and hot dogs (veg* options available). Meet us on the super huge and totally functional stairs in front of Simmons.
Who needs curling rocks when we have frozen blocks of ice? And who needs an ice rink when we have the first floor of Simmons? Sweep your team to victory with the best Swiffer has to offer and enjoy a fun study break with the residents of the Sponge.
Wub Wub and Wings
Play Super Smash Bros, eat some wings, and chill out to some dubstep. Sounds like a great night. Meet in our Party Room
Because we all know we want to. (Sporcle is an awesome quiz website with random quizzes about everything. If you like Academic Bowl, Science Bowl, pop culture, trivia, or anything really, come play Sporcle with us!). Location: MPR
Friday, April 11
Pulled your first MIT all nighter? Come fuel up for an exciting day the right way: with a scrumptious assortment of pancakes! Make them your own with rainbow-colored batter! Location: Late night cafe.
EVERYTHING is bigger in Sims. Giant BALL PITS. Giant JENGA. Giant ORIGAMI. Giant TWISTER. Giant FOOD. Famangomadan. Location: First floor
Ice Cream and Sword Fights
Medieval tournament with foam swords. The rules? Fence until 'ARHGHHGH.' Bloody, yes. Only finest warriors will appease Grand Duke Duck. Or chill and nom ice cream. All OK. GRRRAHHHHRGGG. Location: Late night cafe
Grill, Fill, Chill (Still!)
Have time to kill? Want to meet Will? You know the drill. Join us to eat delectable burgers (veg* options available). Meet us on the super huge and totally functional stairs in front of Simmons!
Board Games and Ice Cream Sandwiches
Meet some of your new classmates through friendly competition! There will be games and more ice cream sandwiches than you've ever seen before. Play games and chat with your fellow MIT students. Meet us in our Dining Hall.
Saturday, April 12
Pulled your first MIT all nighter? Come fuel up for an exciting day the right way: with a scrumptious assortment of pancakes! Make them your own with rainbow-colored batter! (part of this balanced breakfast)
Make your own Pizza Bagel!
Come make your own pizza with delectable toppings. You can make your pizza (cake?) and eat it, too! Location: Country Kitchen
THE ULTIMATE SIMMONS EXPERIENCE! Come participate in our festival of mini-events run by the many Simmons communities.
Talk to Simmons residents about college life! We've chosen a variety of student panelists to answer your questions about the next four years. We're open to anything - so ask away (but don't ask Eli about the sink...) Prefrosh only!
[Parent] Real Talk
Talk to Simmons residents and house team about life at MIT! Parents can learn more about the unique housing experience Simmons offers.
World Famous Study Break
Join us for a Simmons tradition, enjoying our housemasters' famous smoothies and world-renowned pancakes. Seriously, you have never had a smoothie this good.
Simmons Puzzle Hunt
A puzzle hunt made by MIT students, for MIT students. Drop in at any time and solve a few puzzles, or try to solve the meta first. Location: Simmons Dining
Top of (la Esponja) the Sponge
Tired of repetitive EDM parties? Shake it up and keep it classy at the fiery, salsa-themed festival, Top of la Esponja (the Sponge). Dance the night away on the scenic 7th floor terrace or simply chill with friends while you dine on appropriately-themed comestibles (that's right, real food!). Can't dance? No problem! We'll have [attractive] salsa instructors to teach you the steps. This is where the real party is at. Baker isn't shit!
Sunday, April 13
Until next year, prefrosh. Draw enough rainbow pancakes here to last you till then. Location: Country Kitchen