Registration for Splash 2019 will open in late October - stay tuned!

Program Vitals

What: A bunch of short classes on a huge variety of cool topics!
When: Annually on Saturday and Sunday the weekend before Thanksgiving. For 2019, this will be November 23 and 24.
Who: Students in grades 9–12. [?]
Cost: $40 for the entire weekend of classes (generous financial aid available). T-shirts and food will be available for purchase.
Where: On MIT's main campus. [Google maps, campus map]
We've compiled a list of nearby hotels.

Welcome to Splash!

For one awesome weekend each November, thousands of high schoolers flood MIT's campus to take classes, taught by MIT students, on anything and everything. From music theory to Hungarian history to aircraft analysis, Splash offerings number over 400 every year and span a wide variety of areas. Want to take a class on origami? Lasers? Neuropharmacology? All are open to you.

Over the course of 19 hours during Splash, you can get your feet wet with a short introduction to any number of subjects—things you always wanted to learn and topics you never knew existed—or you can dive head first into an in-depth seminar or intensive workshop.

In addition to normal classes, Splash also offers walk-in activities: hands-on events where you can show up or leave whenever you want. Walk-ins are great for filling gaps in your schedule, and they don't require you to sign up in advance (although you must be registered for Splash to attend). Frequent activities include everything from modular origami to plushie making to logic puzzles to ukulele playing. There's something for everyone!

If you want to take a look at Splash 2018 classes, you can view the class catalog for Splash 2018.


Registration instructions are available at the registration steps page.

You can also read more about the program details, including information regarding the registration and check-in process.

Please note that every student must submit a liability waiver during morning check-in (this requires signature of a parent or guardian, so be sure to complete this in advance!).

Last modified on June 06, 2019 at 11:22 p.m.