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Fall Festival Tix Going On Sale – feat. John Mulaney!

This post is written on behalf of the UA Events Committee – –

So, yesterday wasn’t very fall-like was it, being all 95 degrees and stuff.

We hope you all drank plenty of water to stay hydrated yesterday…

But, seriously, it is that time of year, where Pumpkin flavor takes over the world, the leaves change color, and the UA Events Committee provides an opportunity for you to guffaw heartily and laugh out loud before riding off in your ROFLcopter.

This year, the UA Events Committee is excited to announce that our Fall Festival comedian is John Mulaney, a veteran of Saturday Night Live, Conan, and Jimmy Kimmel!

Us too, John…

The show will be in Kresge Auditorium on Saturday, September 28th, 2013, at 8pm.  Doors will open at 7pm.  

Tickets for MIT Students go on sale TOMORROW, Sept. 13th, at 9am for $10 each. Tickets for MIT Community members and local college students go on sale at 9am on Monday, Sept. 16th for $15 and $20 respectively.

For every 2 tickets, 1 MIT or College ID MUST BE SHOWN.  There will be no exceptions and the MIT Events Committee and staff reserve the right to refuse entry.

So, we hope we don’t see ya’ll like this…

James Van Der Beek is a total party pooper anyway…

… but rather having a blast with the Events Committee and John Mulaney!

Yes! John Mulaney is on stage!

See everyone on the 28th at 8pm!

Make sure to follow the UA Events Committee on Facebook too so you can get all the latest news on the show!

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Spring Weekend in GIF form

The UA Events Committee is a unique part of the Undergraduate Association here at MIT, sharing a connection with the UA primarily, but also here with the Student Activities Office.  Booking top talent for an enjoyable SpringFest and Fall Festival is the goal of the EventsComm each year, and as we approach SpringFest 2013, we wanted to tell you the story of SpringFest in GIF form.

Please enjoy.

So, we got this guy named Macklemore and his cohort Ryan Lewis for SpringFest 2013…

… and the Events Committee was all like…

…because we hoped MIT students would be like…

And the time for ticket sales came.

…Events Comm waiting for the ticket site to open…

…and then sheer demand and traffic crashed the site…

…yeah, the site crashed…

… and the site came back later in the day, and students were unfortunately still having issues getting in (sorry ya’ll!)…

…but steadily and surely, ticket issues got figured out, and ya’ll were eating up SpringFest tickets…

…and together we are gonna have a great time with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis!…

This will be the scene when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the stage, we think.


–Joel P. on behalf of the UA Events Committee









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SAO, ASA, UA… oh my!


Neither the SAO, UA, or ASA are as scary as lions, tigers, or bears (and we all have hearts and brains…also)

OK, sorry for all of the acronyms there in the title, but, of course, as MIT leads by example, we are an institution of acronyms!

So, there are a bunch of different bodies that deal with student organizations and their roles in MIT life and activities.  What do they all do and what role do they play on campus and how do they interact with each other?

The ASA is the Association for Student Activities, and is the overall governing body for student organizations at MIT.  They are responsible for organizing the creation of new student groups, as well as the administrative details of year-to-year registration and member management.

The UA, or the Undergraduate Association, represents undergraduates at MIT, and is the student government concerned with bringing concerns and issues of the undergraduate community to the Institute’s attention.  They offer unique opportunities to get involved with campus life and policies, as well as additional programming and financial opportunities to student organizations that serve the undergraduate community.

The SAO, or Student Activities Office, is a partner in the work that the UA and ASA does, offering opportunities to discuss organizational and leadership development, transition between organization leadership from year to year, and financial guidance as student organizations utilize their Student Activities Fee based budgets.  The SAO is staffed by professionals with years of experience in financial management, large event planning (bringing a concert to campus? The SAO can help you gameplan!), leadership and personal development, and social justice education.  SAO considers itself a thinking parter to students and their organizations, helping them to achieve great things for their organizations and the MIT community.

Image originally posted by MIT Panhel @ panel.mit.edu

The SAO helps to manage much of the financial work of student organizations, so if you have questions regarding effective budgeting, how to navigate payments and contracts, or additional funding for your programming ideas and dreams, visit the SAO over in W20-549 or email a SAO staff member to set up some time to discuss your thoughts and ideas.

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