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Update on Cambridge Entertainment Licenses

Hello MIT Student Orgs!

We have an update from our friends over in the Campus Activities Complex (CAC)  that the City of Cambridge has upped the price of one-day Entertainment Licenses.  Instead of $40, they now cost $50.  Please bear this in mind as you budget and prepare for your events.

Why would you need an entertainment license?  Please keep these criteria in mind:

Massachusetts defines entertainment as “theatrical exhibitions, public shows, public amusements and exhibitions of every description.”  A license should be obtained if an event: “will have entertainment rather than academic learning as its main purpose” AND “will include an admission fee/mandatory donation OR the serving of alcohol.”

So, MIT student orgs, if you are having an entertainment based event, the price is now higher for a Cambridge license.  But, don’t let that deter from planning great and unique events for the MIT community.  

And remember…

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure – 1989


–Joel P.

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Cambridge Entertainment License Issues from this past weekend

Hello MIT student orgs!

As we all dig out from the snow storm this past weekend, and splish splash around in the puddles on campus, SAO just wanted to update you on some issues that may have resulted from MIT being closed all weekend last weekend.

via Mashable









If your organization had an event scheduled for Friday-Sunday, and you 1) had to cancel it due to the institution being closed, and 2) purchased a City of Cambridge Entertainment License for the event, we have some good news.

Once you figure out and reschedule a new date, time, and location for your cancelled event, please make sure you fill out a new event registration form again.  The good news is that you will not have to purchase a completely new Cambridge Entertainment License, they will simply transfer your license from this last weekend to your new date, at no charge.

Do make sure to bring a copy of your old event registration and license documentation, and your new event registration forms, and they will transfer it over no problem.


If you are still experiencing issues or trouble in rescheduling an event from this past weekend, please let us know, we want to help your organization out!


–Joel P.

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