Residence System Timeline
President Charles M. Vest announces that all freshman will be housed on campus in the year-old wake of the death of Scott S. Krueger ’01.
September 23, 1998
Interfraternity Council announces opposition to Vest’s decision to house all freshmen on campus.
A poll by the Undergraduate Association reveals that 1,004 of 1,148 students questioned oppose the freshman housing decision.
April 8, 1999
Approximately 75 students stage a “Tool-in” to express dissatisfaction with the administration.
October 21, 1998
Chancellor Lawrence S. Bacow ’72 announces IAP residence design contest, and creates Residence System Steering Committee to judge the contest.
April 27, 1999
RSSC releases primary report which furthers student debate. Proposals include moving graduate students from Ashdown to MacGregor and creating “sophomore shuffle.”
September 8, 1999
RSSC releases final report, revising MacGregor-Ashdown switch and “sophomore shuffle” and suggesting extended rush. Report also suggests that MIT no longer guarantee four years of dormitory housing.
October 25, 1999
Strategic Advisory Committee presents Unified Proposal, supported by student leaders, to Bacow. Proposal includes freshmen choosing houses over summer and guarantee of four year housing.
November 5, 1999
MIT Choice, a student group formed to reverse the 2001 housing decision, holds another “Tool-in”, attended by about 150 students and members of the faculty and administration, including Bacow.
December 8, 1999
Bacow releases final report on the “Design of the Residence System.”
First orientation without rush begins. All freshmen housed on campus.
First mid-term rush begins.
Class of 2005 sophomore pledges allowed to move into FSILG housing.