Splash 2018 Information

Want to teach for Splash? Here's what you need to know.


Splash 2018 will happen November 17-18, 2018, the weekend before Thanksgiving. On Saturday, Splash classes will run from 10am to 9pm with a break for dinner from 6-7pm. On Sunday, classes will run from 9am to 6pm.


Teacher registration closed on October 2nd.

Teacher Orientation:

There will be several teacher orientation sessions in late October. In orientation we will go over important information about teaching for Splash, as well as some tips for teaching. If you have never taught for us before, you must come to one session (dates to registered teachers will be emailed out at some point after the registration deadline). Even if you have taught before, teacher orientation has lots of useful information, as well as a free meal! If you are teaching for the first time and cannot attend one of the orientation sessions, please email splash@mit.edu. For more class-prep resources, check out our advice page or shoot us an email. We're always happy to help!


Splash is on the MIT campus. In particular, almost all our classrooms are just off the Infinite Corridor in buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 26. Teacher check-in (where you should sign in at least 30 minutes before your first class each day you are teaching) is in 9-450, off the third floor of Lobby 7. This is also the teacher lounge, where you can get free meals (lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch Sunday). We'll have more information for you after you register a class. If you are traveling from a distance and would like to request a travel subsidy to travel to Splash, please apply.

What To Teach:

Short answer: Anything! Longer answer: well, still anything, but if that's not specific enough for you, we'd be happy to help you figure out what you should teach. Just come to a meeting or worksession in October (meetings are Tuesdays at 8 pm, worksessions are Wednesdays at 7 pm, all in the ESP office, W20-467, with free dinner). If you can't think of what to teach, check out our What Should I Teach? page! You can also see what people taught last year by looking at last year's catalog. Also, check out our random class generator to see what's been taught in the past!

Class Supplies:

You have a budget of $30 to spend on each class section (or $50 for each hour of a walk-in activity). If you plan to purchase supplies, you should make a list of supplies at the level of detail you have planned so far in your class registration form under "Planned Purchases". You can also request additional funds via email; we're generally happy to extend class budgets, but you must ask us first. When you make your purchases, be sure to get itemized receipts for everything you buy. You can submit these receipts for reimbursement at teacher check-in. Please note that ESP cannot reimburse you for any tax on your purchases, so use MIT's tax exempt form when buying for Splash. See Reimbursements for more information.

What if something goes wrong?

Splash has a security hotline available the during the program at (617) 253-4941. You should call this number for any issues within Splash, like if your room isn't suited for your class, you have technology issues, you are running late, you are sick and can't teach, you need a band-aid, or a student can't find their parents (no need to call about registered students who are missing from your class). If there is a serious emergency, you should first call MIT police at (617) 253-1212 to get urgent assistance and then call the security hotline to let the administrators know what is going on. In the event of a medical emergency, MIT EMS will be able to get to you faster (they know the campus) than if you call 911.

Who should be in your class:

The only people who should be at your class are students who have it on their schedule and teachers who are registered on this website to teach it. Don't distribute the location of your class before Splash, to your students or anyone else: anyone actually enrolled in the class will have the room number on their schedule.

Mass transit:

To get to the MIT campus by mass transit, take the Green Line B or C train to Hynes Convention Center; then walk upstairs and take the #1 Bus outbound to the “77 Massachusetts Ave / MIT” stop (don't cross the street from the train station).

Alternatively, from Hynes Convention Center, walk north four blocks on Massachusetts Ave and cross the Harvard Bridge; from there, keep going on Massachusetts Ave for another half-block and follow the signs to the correct building. Expect about 20 to 30 minutes of travel time.

Finally, you can also take the Red Line to Kendall/MIT, walk down Main Street towards the MIT campus, and follow signs to check-in once inside.

More Information:

We'll keep a running log of information for teachers on this page, so if you miss an email or need to make sure you're up to date, just check back here.

Last modified on Oct. 16, 2018 at 07:17 p.m.