BonePW 2024

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BonePW (Bone Preview Weekend), also referred to as CPW (Campus Preview Weekend), is a great opportunity to come see what campus is like. It's a weekend filled with events hosted by every department, club, and living group at MIT. Prefrosh are hosted with current students and actually experience living at MIT.

At East Campus, we have plenty of events going on at all times. Stop by if you want to grab a (potentially veggie) World Famous rush burger, dye your hair, take a (virtual?!) tour, relax, and who knows what else.

Things are a little weird this year in terms of location, since our dorm is a little shy (temporarily closed for renovations). Instead, we can be found everywhere from some random field to Walker Memorial. Individual events will of course have locations listed on the schedule below, and all such event locations are highlighted on the map above.

If you don't know where to go: try coming to one of our 3 main locations: Field A, the EC Stud Space (W20-006), or the Stud Multi-Purpose Room (W20-401). If you need any help finding something, please ask! Also use this to generally help you find your way around.

Here's our schedule of BonePW events. Look out for some events that are only found on the official East Campus schedule!

You can import this event list to your Google Calendar.

Thursday, April 11
Noon - 8:30PM Grillz are hot Grillz r hot eom Field A
Noon - 6:00PM Hair Dying you know you want to. come dye and be dyed at MIT's premier 20-year-old hair treatment establish­ment. Field A
4:00PM - 5:00PM Become a Paleon­tologist Ever wanted to dig up some fossils? Now you can! We are going to get a bunch of fossil dig kits and learn about and dig out all the fun stuff in them. You get to keep the fossils you excavate. W20-401
5:30PM - 6:30PM Doors 201: Lock­picking An MIT education opens doors. 5-134
5:30PM - 7:30PM Monster Energy Tasting RAWRRRR come taste a variety of different monster energy flavors and unleash your inner monster!!! xD W20-006
7:00PM - 8:00PM Snake Summon­ing come make some magical snakes and see them dance! Field A
9:00PM - 11:00PM Be the Canvas Draw on yourself with temporary tattoo ink! W20-401
Friday, April 12
11:00am - 1:30PM if you give a mouse a dECorated BCookie come to this ECxBC CPW event to decorate cookies, watch Ratatoiulle, and celebrate the friendship between our dorms!! Burton Conner's Porter Room
Noon - 8:00PM Grillz are hot Grillz r hot eom Field A
Noon - 6:00PM Hair Dying you know you want to. come dye and be dyed at MIT's premier 20-year-old hair treatment establish­ment. Field A
1:00PM - 2:00PM Blackout Poetry Grab a marker and some book and cross words out until you end up with something? W20-006
3:00PM - 5:00PM Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (CryoFAC) CryoFAC will be entering its 22nd year in 2024. An event started by the residents of East Campus Second West (aka Putz), CryoFAC features fearless undergrads clad in yellow rain­slickers making inventive flavors of liquid nitrogen ice cream for well over 1000 prefrosh and other MIT community members at the CPW Festival. Part spectacle and part food, CryoFAC always manages to impress and delight prefrosh searching for a reason to come to MIT. Stud Plaza
3:30PM - 5:00PM Crafts and Concoc­tions Crafts: Crochet, Cross-stitch, Cranes & Corigami, Cpainting, Cdoodling Concoctions: Calpico, Coffee, Coca-cola, Cranberry-juice, Corange-juice, Cmango-juice, Cpineapple-juice, Canola-oil and more! :3c And Come Cto Clementine Confections! W20-006
5:00PM - 6:30PM Crochet­ing Peculiar Cats Come crochet cats, the pride and joy of East Campus! Beginners welcome—in fact, if you end up crocheting the strangest blob of a body, that'll only mirror the reality of EC cats more :D. W20-006
5:30PM - 6:30PM Carrot Concerto Make your own carrot flute! Intonation not guaranteed. W20-401
6:30PM - 7:30PM Fruit holes piercing fruit holes fruit pit piercing your mom may have said "don't play with your food" but she didn't say you couldn't bodily modify them. W20-006
6:30PM - 7:30PM Root Beer Taste Testing Sample different kinds of root beer to determine the ultimate brand Field A
7:00PM - 8:30PM Clemen­tine confec­tions Are you looking for a truly orange-inal event? Or just trying to keep the scurvy from gnawing at your bones? We'll have plenty of citrus fruits to eat and bake with as we fight against vitamin C deficiency. Next House Country Kitchen
8:00PM - 9:00PM Alternative Sex Seminar Come talk about safe sex, kink, and bdsm (and more!) with the bad scary east side kids - all identities/sexualities welcome! Walker Rainbow Lounge 50-250
8:00PM - 9:00PM Cut + Paste Make (punk rock or not punk rock flavor) zines! W20-401
9:00PM - 10:00PM Mitski and Mochi we eat mistki and listen to mochi W20-006
Saturday, April 13
10:00AM - 11:00AM Queer Panel Ask queer MIT students questions Walker-Rainbow Lounge
11:00AM - Noon Pronoun Pins Do you have pronouns? Come make/decorate pronoun pins with a button maker or with preprinted resin parts! We'll also have an assort­ment of fancy duochrome nail polish to decorate your pins or nails. Walker-Rainbow Lounge
11:00AM - Noon Super Secret Climb Time Climb on MIT's boulder­ing wall! No previous rock climbing experience required. Walker 50-303
Noon - 8:00PM Grillz are hot Grillz are hot eom Field A
Noon - 6:00PM Hair Dying you know you want to. come dye and be dyed at MIT's premier 20-year-old hair treatment establish­ment. Field A
Noon - 1:00PM Super Smash Bones Smash bros, eat pizza 3-133
Noon - 1:00PM Scratch Art Do scratch art while talking and hanging out W20-006
1:00PM - 2:00PM gnaw on bone shaped foods hotdogs. cannoli. baguettes. corn on the cob. on this day we take various long, vaguely tibia-shaped foods and gnaw on them like the dogs we are to extract the sweet, sweet marrow within. Field A
2:00PM - 3:00PM Will It Snow Cone Some liquids are meant to be on crushed ice. Some aren't. What's the difference? Only one way to find out. Field A
2:00PM - 4:00PM Goth Girl IHOP x Catboy Cafe Stop by for emo pancakes, pink cookies, and more :3 learn about life at mit from local goths and catboys Next House Country Kitchen
3:30PM - 6:30PM python bee the ptyhon bee is like a spelling bee, except instead of spelling a word you spell a python program. the winner of the competition will take home a bee of their very own. 🐝 3-133
3:00PM - 4:00PM Trader Jack's we ask you (and you can ask us) invasive personal questions in exchange for Trader Joe's snacks. learn the infinite secrets of MIT W20-006
3:30PM - 4:40PM dart throwing Come throw dart at Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, and pictures of whoever else you want to take out your anger on. W20-401
4:00PM - 4:30PM Westyard Scream stressed about classes already? me too, dear prefrosh. me too. come release some of that pent up energy by SCREAMING IT ALL OUT TOGETHER IN A CATHARTIC CACOPHONY. also come and talk a lil about ways to manage stress at mit. scream will happen at exactly 4:20 (nice). Field A
4:30PM - 6:00PM Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (CryoFac) CryoFAC will be entering its 22nd year in 2024. An event started by the residents of East Campus Second West (aka Putz), CryoFAC features fearless undergrads clad in yellow rain­slickers making inventive flavors of liquid nitrogen ice cream for well over 1000 prefrosh and other MIT community members at the CPW Festival. Part spectacle and part food, CryoFAC always manages to impress and delight prefrosh searching for a reason to come to MIT. Stud Plaza
4:30PM - 6:00PM PyroFAC Fun fact: Fire makes marsha­mllows niicceee and toasty. Field A
4:30PM - 6:00PM Story­boarding Tim Do you love to paint on the walls? Do you love to mural? Disappoint­ing­ly we don't have EC walls... but we do have EC cardboard! Help us make murals depicting our life at MIT. W20-401
4:30PM - 6:00PM Gaysian Tea Party Queer? Asian? Both? Neither? Whatever, come join us for tea time and good vibes! W20-006
5:00PM - 6:30PM Getting Boston-creamed at Speed­runners Eat Boston cream donuts while getting creamed by (or creaming) 5westers in Speed­runners! Other switch games (and other donut flavors) may or may not be present... 3-133
8:00PM - 10:00PM Spinning Arts Fire Show! Come watch MIT Spinning Arts' irl fire­benders wield props of fire and light! Spinning arts is an arts form combining dance, martial arts, and circus style object manipulation. FAQ: Is the fire real? Yes. Should I try this at home? Nope. Is this safe? All of our performers have undergone extensive training and practice to keep themselves and others safe. What's happening again? Come to Stata on Sat April 13th 8pm! Stata Center Amphi­theatre
10:00PM - 11:30PM prefrosh orientation tours you think your sooo smart because you got into MIT. lets see about that. come give upperclass­men a tour of campus. prizes will be awarded based on creativity & passion- accuracy will be irrelevant. W20-006
Midnight - 1:00AM Super Secret Gay Time the secret­est, gayest time Walker-Rainbow Lounge
Sunday, April 14
Noon - 1:00PM Grillz are hot Grillz r hot eom Field A
11:00AM - 1:00PM Bone Art Step 1: Bones, Step 2: Make art, Step 3: profit Field A
Noon - 1:00PM Study the cow eye The Star of the Pi Day video hid a secret code in a cow eye and I need YOUR help to figure this out! Come unlock your inner detective/biologist! (not for the faint of heart). 4-149