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Matthew Khoury, Dallas TX, Electrical Engineering (potential major)

What’s been your favorite part of CPW?

“Probably just meeting people, getting to know new prefrosh, and just being welcomed by everybody.”

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

“Probably the Energy Initiative Open House.”

Tal Scully, Brookline MA, Chemistry

What’s been your favorite part about CPW so far?

“I really enjoyed the make-your-own-sushi dinner at pika.”

What is your impression of MIT so far?

“MIT seems like such a friendly and fun place. Everybody is very, very smart, but that’s not what defines them. [MIT] has a lot of character and every dorm, every place I’ve been in has its own personality.”

Olivia Zhao, Overland Park KS, Chemistry

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

“Tomorrow I’m planning on going in and sitting in on some classes, which is something I haven’t actually experienced before so it’ll be new and I’m looking forward to it.”

What do you think of MIT so far?

“Well, of course I love it so far. Yeah, I would definitely love to come here. CPW’s made a good impression so far, don’t worry about that.”

Cathryn Hart, Charlestown MA, Chemical Engineering

Favorite part about CPW?

“I went to practice with the women’s basketball team and that was really great. A lot of cool people.”

What is your impression of MIT?

“It’s a great place with a lot of diversity. Everyone seems really cool.”

Sydney Volanski, Houston TX, Computer Science

How are you finding CPW?

“Oh, I love it so far. It’s just great because I’ve never visited MIT before, so it’s a really great experience. I’ve always heard that it’s really the people that make the school and now I can see why. Everyone is just so excited to be at MIT.”

What’s been your impression of MIT?

“Awesome. I’ve already committed, so I know I want to go here, but this has made me know that I’ve made the right decision.”

Valerie Huynh, Dallas TX, Economics

How are you finding CPW?

“It’s a really good experience. I love how there are so many events for you to try. Most college preview weekends are pretty traditional, but this one really goes out of the box.”

What’s been your favorite part about CPW?

“I must say the free food and the people I’ve met so far. The free food’s a plus.”

What’s been your impression of MIT?
“I really like MIT. Right now I’m still deciding, but so far it’s given me a very positive impression of the school and I’m pretty sure CPW might just sway me to actually become a beaver next year.”

Stacy Ho, Plano TX, Computer Science

What’s been your favorite part about CPW?

“The number of the events there are, and how everything has been hosted by its students.”

What’s your impression of MIT?

“Really nice and down-to-earth, and all interested in a lot of different things even though everyone likes science and math.”

Juan Romero, Folsom CA, Mechanical Engineering

How are you finding CPW so far?

“CPW is actually pretty amazing… Usually when you put two people together who don’t know each other, they have no idea what to say and just stand there awkwardly. But here there are things like ‘Where are you from? How’d you get here? How was your flight? What time did you arrive? How are you liking Boston? Where are you staying?’ — things like that. There are so many things you can just ask to start a conversation because the questions just come right off the bat and then you can get to know people.”

What’s been your impression of MIT?”

“I think it’s mostly a kind of atmosphere thing. I see a lot of pride and enthusiasm out of everyone here, and I really like that about it.”

Drüch Green, Bryan TX, Aerospace Engineering

How are you finding CPW so far?

“It’s awesome. I just ate nitrogen ice cream. It was fun.”

What are you looking forward to most this weekend?

“I’m looking forward to Firehose. I want to go to the Firehose: Math Until We Die tonight.”

What’s your impression of MIT?

“It’s crazy. People are nice, nerdy. It’s more diverse than I thought it’d be — it’s not just math and science-focused.”

Nathan Barton, Pittsburgh PA, Physics

Where are you staying and how do you like it so far?

“I’m staying in East Campus and the dorm’s pretty nice. It looks like a pretty fun place to be. I like how there are a lot of murals and paintings on all the walls and dorm.”

How are you finding CPW so far?

“It’s amazing how much of these events are student-organized, and run by the students themselves, which I think is pretty cool.”

What is your impression of MIT?

“I like the fact that all the corridors are inside so I don’t have to be out in the cold in the wintertime. The campus just feels like a pretty fun place to be.”