Annual Event Hacks

Holidays and other annual events have two traits that make them excellent opportunities for hacks: they often have amusing traditions or customs associated with them, and they're recurring. The traditions themselves provide a source of ideas for hacks, and the fact that the traditions will be repeated each year allows planning to happen long in advance. The result has been an abundance of good hacks over the years.

Tuition Announcement

April Fool's Day

Independence Day (July Fourth)


Presidential Elections

Harvard-Yale Game




Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) is when many prospective students come to visit MIT. This has recently become an opportunity for hacks to demonstrate MIT culture.


The annual Commencement ceremony provides a captive audience for hacks as parents and students wait for their names to be called. Invited speakers are often the targets of these hacks.