Splash Info

The Day of Splash!

Splash 2023 will take place on November 18 and 19. Splash will be happening in-person this year! You will receive information via email about how to access your classes and other parts of the program if you sign up as a student. Please check the email linked to your student account regularly.

Almost everything you need to know for the day of Splash is in the Hitchhiker's Guide to Splash, which registered students will receive closer to the program date! It includes instructions for attending classes, important locations for Splash, getting help if something goes wrong, and more. Be sure to keep the Guide handy during Splash.

We are not able to reserve any parking space, so if you do drive, you will have to find parking space yourself.


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

Students may purchase tickets to ESP-provided meals in Lobby 10 during the program, or on the student registration page during the first-come-first-served class changes period. Each meal costs $10. Tickets are limited.

Lunch will be served 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Each meal will have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, but we may not be able to accommodate for other dietary restrictions.

MIT also has many food vendors on campus, especially in building W20.

Class Changes

On the day of Splash, students may add and drop classes depending on available space. More information will be communicated via email. Instructions will also be in the Hitchhiker's Guide to Splash.


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

If you find yourself with a break between classes or want to try something new, head over to Walk-ins. Walk-in activities will take place throughout most of Splash in Lobby 13.

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 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Those who arrive after 11:30 on Saturday or at any time on Sunday will enter campus at Lobby 13 then will be escorted to Lobby 10 to check in.

Students have filled out their liability form (either online or at check-in, although the former is strongly encouraged) before they can receive their schedule. The liability form is currently unavailable and the link will be updated when it is ready. Students are expected to pay the program fee by cash or check made out to "MIT ESP" unless they already received financial aid or paid by credit card online. If students 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.

Students with disabilities

Students with disabilities are welcome at Splash! For more information about special accommodations, please see here.