While houses throw a significant portion of the social events during the year, ASCIT throws events open to the entire student body every term. We’ve listed an overview of the events that we both host and help out with, often with our advisor, Tom Mannion, the Senior Director of Student Activities and Alumni Engagement.
Following Dabney Boat Tours, Chill at Page, and Ricketts Open Mic Night, the team-based, tournament-style competition centered around the promise of a massive water fight at the end, which participants could use their tickets to prepare for. Up for sale were water guns, tubs of water balloons, and defensive materials like mattresses and cardboard. To earn tickets, participants competed against each other in a series of games - ranging from lock picking to tug of war.
In the mystical realm of Yosemite National Park, where towering sequoias whisper tales of centuries past and granite giants stand as stoic sentinels to the whims of time, a brave band of Caltech students - prefrosh, returning undergrads, and grad students - embarked on a four-day backpacking and camping odyssey as a part of the annual Caltech Y hiking trip.
It has often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Does this ring true for Caltech undergrads?
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The Office of Residential Experience in partnership with Student Faculty Programs announces the 2023 Caltech Summer Ambassador Cohort
2023 Undergraduate Acacdemic Awards Jin Ming Koh, a senior in Physics and Computer Science will receive the 2023 George W. Housner Prize for Academic Excellence and Original Research at commencement. This award is given to seniors in the upper 20% of their class for an outstanding piece of original scientific research. Elsa Palumbo, a senior Astrophysics and Physics, and Pavlos Stavrinides, a senior in Applied and Computational Mathematics will share the 2023 George W.
Last weekend, Blacker Hovse sought a takeover of the Eastern Sierras over the course of their two-night stay. Through attempting to summit dangerous icy peaks, establishing campsite populace dominance, thwarting frostbite whilst collecting pristine slabs of ice, and feeding duckies – memories were made and aesthetic photos were taken.
I spent my first night at Caltech deciphering runes.
“Go to a Nordic country and commit a crime that will get you a school term of jail time… do your work remotely from there in luxury and comparative extravagance,” says Josiah Miller (Ay ‘24, Venerable).
The Caltech Alpine Club takes a trip to the desert and into the great outdoors.
Reflections of Study Abroad student Lulu Kwan.
Fruit! Trinity explores the fruit options Caltech Dining Service (CDS) provides.
The numbers are in! We’ve got just over 267 committed freshmen in Caltech’s Class of 2027.
“I sold $2,500 worth of FRB shares, for $41,” admits Cristian Ponce (BioE ‘25, Blacker). “I knew it was a risky investment, it didn’t work out.”
“I planned accordingly.. based on the rules of the lottery”, says Hannah Fisher (ME ‘24, Unaffiliated) “If they had stuck with the original rules, I would have gotten housing in Bechtel. But now I don’t have on-campus housing.”
In my almost two years as an undergraduate at this school, I have had two bikes stolen from me on campus.
Regardless of whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you have probably noticed a difference or two in the Red Door menu this term.
This term, 3 new bylaws amendments have been proposed by Board of Directors of the Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology.
The voting period for the ASCIT Spring 2023 Elections closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, April 24th. You can vote here: https://donut.caltech.edu/1/surveys
After a 3 year hiatus due to COVID, the Caltech Y hosted their 7-day Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to the Hawaiian islands. Attendees included graduate and undergraduate students alike, all with varying backgrounds, countries of origin, and courses of study.