EAsT camPUS

KAPOW 2016

KAPOW (also known as 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 KAPOW 2016. 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 2015 schedule.)

Thursday 4/7
Time Event Description
all day Chill and Grill in the EC Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! Have a burger, help up build our wagon or the Little House in the Courtyard, ask us about MIT (make sure to stop by the Upperclassman Exhibit), caffeinate with tea/coffee, barter secrets for snacks at Trader Jack's, terrify your parents by making your hair a different color...the possibilities are endless! [There might even be trampolines....] We'll be here all day long :)
4-6PM On the Oregon Trail Come pretend you're in the old west with us. Featuring An IRL version of Oregon trail (you won't get real dysentery, we - uh - promise! and a quiz about 19th century diseases that will make you glad you live now!
10PM-1AM Pinkie's Tired of all the burgers? Ready for some freshly cooked diner food? EC's very own diner will not disappoint, providing all the grease, eggs, and lemonade that you could hope for.
Friday 4/8
Time Event Description
all day Chill in the Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! Have a burger, help up build our wagon or the Little House in the Courtyard, ask us about MIT (make sure to stop by the Upperclassman Exhibit), caffeinate with tea/coffee, barter secrets for snacks at Trader Jack's, terrify your parents by making your hair a different color...the possibilities are endless! [There might even be trampolines....] We'll be here all day long :)
12:30-2pm Chocolate Painting and Fruit Make edible art! We'll have all the paints you need to create a masterpiece and they'll be full of chocolately goodness. Mmmmm... Also don't forget to fight scurvy by consuming some fresh fruit while you're at it!
4-6pm How to Power Tool What is this "drill" you speak of? Come learn how to power tool from our resident experts and help us construct the wagon we'll be "heading west" with...Stick around after the official event and help build.
5-6pm CryoFAC Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. Enough Said.
6-7pm Iron Chef When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much, sometimes they face off in FOOD COMBAT. Try to cook the best food and make friends or mortal enemies as you see fit.
7-8pm Hippie Commune Ever wanted to know what its like to be part of a Hippie Commune?Knit all the things! Talk about all the things! It'll be a fun time...
8-9pm Charlie Brown Thankgiving Come feast! It's been a long, exciting day and you could probably use a hearty meal, made with love and consumed with friends.
10-12pm Smores and Caffine Relive your childhood by making s'mores! Relive today by staying up another 15 hours with our caffeine!
Saturday 4/9
Time Event Description
10AM-1PM Chill and Grill in the EC Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! Have a burger, help up build our wagon or the Little House in the Courtyard, ask us about MIT (make sure to stop by the Upperclassman Exhibit), caffeinate with tea/coffee, barter secrets for snacks at Trader Jack's, terrify your parents by making your hair a different color...the possibilities are endless! [There might even be trampolines....] We'll be here all day long :)
11AM-12PM Cruft Smashing Are you stressed? Need to release some energy? Come use sledgehammers to relieve stress and crush all your problems.
12PM-2PM Mini Paint Shooters and Picnic Come learn how to build a pocket-sized bottlecap crossbow, and decorate a canvas with the fruits of your labor, while enjoying delicious snacks!
2PM-3PM Soldering Seminar and Necklace-Making Do you like the Sun? Have you always wanted to learn how to solder? Then come and solder headlamps and make to-scale solar system necklaces!
3PM-6PM Adventure Tours! Tired of dorm tours? Come on ADVENTURE TOURS! Explore East Campus while having fun on each hall!
8PM-10PM Fire Fire Fire!!!!! Like fire? Join the MIT Spinning Arts Club for the Institvte's ********third ever******** fire spinning and breathing showcase! We've prepared some wild performances for you: staff and poi spinners, flaming sword fighters, flow wand magicians, dragon-like fire breathers, and so much more. Let us extend our very, very, VERY warm welcome to you.
10PM-12PM Tesla Coils Come listen to the music of electricity! See student-built Tesla coils awe you!
11PM-3AM Late Night Talbot Come join us for a night of food, fun, and games in EAsT camPUS's Talbot Lounge. We'll have snacks, board games, and Pinkie's, EC's student-run diner, as well as other cool activities!
Sunday 4/10
Time Event Description
9:30AM-11AM REALLY BIG BUBBLES You're sleep-deprived. We're sleep-deprived. BUBBLES. buBBles! BuBbLes! Blow enormous bubbles. Pop enormous bubble wrap. We may even have enormous quantities of bubble tea if we get up early enough.
10AM-11:30AM Experimental Waffles You've probably had a blueberry waffle or a chocolate chip waffle. How about mustard waffles? Sriracha waffles? Tomato waffles? Cheese waffles? The possibilities are endless. Sponsored by the EAsT camPUS meal plan!
10AM-1PM Chill and Grill in the EC Courtyard Come to the courtyard to grill, chill, and join us for all our courtyard shenanigans! Have a burger, help up build our wagon or the Little House in the Courtyard, ask us about MIT (make sure to stop by the Upperclassman Exhibit), caffeinate with tea/coffee, barter secrets for snacks at Trader Jack's, terrify your parents by making your hair a different color...the possibilities are endless! [There might even be trampolines....] We'll be here all day long :)