Splash Info


All Splash students must be in grades 9 - 12 and must be at least 11 years old. There are no exceptions to this policy.

All students who attend Splash must have health insurance valid in Massachusetts.

Students who may only attend part of Splash are welcome! Just sign up for classes during the times you'll be here.

Things to do in advance

Register for Splash per the instructions when registration opens!

Fill out the liability waiver form.

Consider applying for financial aid or paying with credit card during the class-changes period.

The Day of Splash!

Splash 2016 will take place on the weekend before Thanksgiving, from November 19 to 20. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Getting here

Unless absolutely necessary, do not drive: take the MBTA. Morning check-in is a twelve-minute walk from the Kendall/MIT stop on the red line and a one-minute walk from the MIT stop on the 1 bus route. Parents are not required to accompany students to Splash check-in. (Students coming alone must be extra sure to bring a liability form).

If you will need a place to park, limited parking is available in Albany Garage and West Garage on MIT's campus.

Morning Check-in

Students may not attend their first class until they have checked in!

Check-in will begin in DuPont (bldg W31) at 8:30 a.m. Saturday; enter DuPont from the Massachusetts Avenue entrance.

Check-in will spend several minutes moving to Lobby 10 at around 11 a.m. on Saturday. Those who arrive on Sunday will check in at Lobby 10.

Students must present their liability form at morning check-in so they can receive their schedule. Students are also expected to pay the program fee by cash or check unless they already received financial aid or paid by credit card online. If they had intended to apply for financial aid but forgot, they may apply for aid at morning check-in.

Students who have not registered online for Splash will not be able to register at morning check-in.


The registration system will require that every student has a break so they can eat lunch (both days) and dinner (Saturday).

Students may purchase tickets to ESP-provided meals in Lobby 10 or beforehand on the website. Tickets are limited.

Lunch will be served 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner will be served Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

MIT also has many food vendors on campus, especially in building W20. Please note: unlike during past Splashes, Lobdell Dining Hall on the 2nd floor of W20 will not be open as additional seating for those who choose to bring or purchase their own food.

Class Changes

Students may add and drop classes at class changes, which will take place in room 4-145 on Saturday and 4-152 on Sunday during Splash. Only students themselves may make changes to their schedule -- parents may not make changes for students.


Official Splash T-shirts will be available for $10 online during Step 4 of registration or in Lobby 10 during Splash. Limited quantities are available, so preorder early!

Walk-in activities

Walk-in activities will take place throughout most of Splash in Lobby 13.

Last modified on Dec. 13, 2016 at 01:23 a.m.