Walk-In Activities FAQ

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Spark 2024 will be March 16-17, open to grades 7-10! The catalog is not yet finalized and student registration will open in late February.

Walk-in Activities
If you find yourself with nothing to do between classes, come over to walk-in activities and learn something fun! You don't need to register for activities, just drop by whenever you have some free time and play a game of cards or practice stage combat. Possible activities include everything from building a giant fractal to knitting, so there will be something for everyone.


Q: Do I need to register for walk-in activities?
A: You will have the option to pre-register for walk-in classes to put them on your schedule, but pre-registration is not necessary. Once you have registered for Spark, you can just show up! More information about the logistics of showing up will be shared closer to Spark.

Q: Where can I find a schedule of classes and locations?
A:The walk-ins schedule for Spark 2023 is above! More classes may be added closer to the program.

Q: Can I do only walk-in activities? (and not any typical Spark classes?)
A: Yes, you are welcome to take only walk-in activities. However, the types of classes that we can offer as walk-in activities are limited, and we encourage you to look at our standard class offerings as well to get more variety. If you do decide to only attend walk-in activities, you must still register for Spark, and the fee for the program is still the same.

Q: Is there any age limit/experience required?
A: No! The only requirement is to be a registered Spark student.

Q: Why do walk-in activities?
A: If you have an hour-long break between two classes, you should spend your time at walk-in activities! Meet other Spark students and do something awesome!

Q: How does content differ from normal classes?
A: Walk-in activities are more hands-on classes, and you can join and leave a walk-in activity whenever you want. They are not lecture classes.

Q: Can I register for a class and attend a walk-in activity instead?
A: Yes! However, you should unregister from your class to free up the spot for other students. While registration is open, you can do that by clicking the "remove" button next to the class name; if registration is closed, you should email spark@mit.edu. We'd appreciate it if you'd let us know if you don't want a spot you currently hold in a class!

Q: Will walk-in activities replace normal classes?
A: No, there will still be normal classes. Walk-in activities are a separate type of class offered in addition to normal classes.

Last modified on Jan. 14, 2024 at 02:17 p.m.