McCormick’s President, Chloe Orphanides,
and Treasurer, Joanna So, welcome you to McCormick!

Welcome to McCormick Hall, MIT’s only all-female residential hall. We’re located in the heart of the campus, 5 minutes from the Lobby 7 and less than a hop away from the Student Center.

Read up on facts about McCormick, and follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date about our events!

Past Spring 2014 Events:

Friday February 7
8:00pm, Olympics Opening Ceremony Study Break – Brown Living Room
Saturday, February 8
1-2pm, House Meeting – Green Living Room
Monday February 10
8:00pm, Big/Lil Valentine’s Day Card Making – McCormick Lobby
Sunday February 16
5:30pm-8:00pm, Sky Zone Trip – Come join the McCormick Social Chairs for trampolines, foam pits, dodge ball, and more!!
Monday February 17
5:00pm – 8:00pm, Dish Closet Open House – McCormick Dish Closet
Sunday February 22
5:00-8:00pm, Olympic-Themed Dinner, McCormick Dining Hall
Tuesday February 25
5:30pm, Global Mercury Pollution Talk – Seminar Room A
Tuesday February 25
9:00pm, Big/Lil Door Signs Event – Green Living Room
Thursday February 27
9:00pm, Community Service Study Break- Lobby
Take a study break (after the 8.02 exam if you’re taking it!) to eat snacks and make origami crafts to decorate the pediatrics centers at the Cambridge Health Alliance & MGH.
Saturday, March 1
5-7 pm, Make-Your-Own Pizza (2E, 7E, 2W, & 6W) – Housemasters’ Suite
Wednesday, March 5
6:00pm, Alumni Dinner – GLR
Saturday, March 8
1-2pm, House Meeting – Green Living Room
Saturday, March 8
6:00 pm, Relay for LifeRegister now for the “McCormick Insomniacs” team!
Sunday, March 9
2-3 pm, McCormick MedLinks Mardi Gras Study Break – Country Kitchen
Monday, March 10
7:00pm, IM Sports Info Session – Green Living Room
Come learn about McCormick IM sports and enjoy healthy snacks!
Wednesday, March 12
7-9 pm, St. Patrick’s Day Study Break – Green Living Room
Saturday, March 15
5-7 pm, Make-Your-Own Pizza (4E, 3W, & 7W) – Housemasters’ Suite
Saturday, March 15
6:30 pm, ImprovBoston Social Event
Monday, March 17
9:00 pm, Big/Lil Movie Night – Green Living Room
Thursday, March 20
9:30 pm, Study Break – Lobby
Stop by to eat snacks (after the 8.02 exam if you’re taking it – good luck!) and make origami cranes to decorate the Officer Collier memorial.
March 31 – April 5
Cradles to Crayons Drive – Drop off donations in the lobby
Donate gently used children’s clothing, books, toys, and other items. See here for donation guidelines.
Tuesday, April 1
6 pm, Alumni Dinner – Private Dining Room
Saturday, April 5
1-2 pm, House Meeting – Green Living Room
1-4 pm, McCormick Jam Session – Kitchen in the Clouds.
This is an opportunity to can fruit right in McCormick! Sign up here.
Sunday, April 6
9am-1pm, Volunteer at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory!
Sign up here if interested.
5-8 pm, Hunger Games Reaping Dinner – Dining Hall
Wednesday, April 16
7 pm, Big/Lil Easter Egg Hunt – Lobby
Thursday, April 17
5:30-6:30 pm, Choose Your Major Social – Lobby
Friday, April 18
5-7 pm All about Graduate School Panel – Dining Hall
Saturday, April 19
5-7 pm, Make-Your-Own Pizza (5E, 5W, & Annex) – Housemasters’ Suite
Tuesday, April 22
10am – 3pm, Wrentham Outlet Shopping Trip
8pm, Environmental Study Break – Green Living Room
The Environmental Study Break is a fun way to celebrate Earth Day and get residence excited about the environment and this world we call home!
Thursday, April 24
9:30 pm, Study Break – Lobby
Saturday, April 26
12:30-1pm, House Meeting – Green Living Room
1-4 pm, MIT Spring Picnic – McCormick Lawn
Sunday, April 27
10am, End of Year Rooming Lottery – Green Living Room
Register by April 20th!
Tuesday, April 29
8am-11:59pm, McCormick Spring Election – Front Desk
Vote for Historian, Orientation Chair, and changes to the McCormick Code of Rules and Bylaws!
Thursday, May 1
7 pm, Alumni Dessert Night – East Pent House
Friday, May 2
7-9pm, Movie Night – Green Living Room
Saturday, May 3
8:50am-12:30pm, Greater Boston Food Bank Volunteer Event – Sign up here
1-2 pm, House Meeting – Green Living Room
5-7 pm, Make-Your-Own Pizza (3E, 6E, & 4W) – Housemasters’ Suite
Sunday, May 4
10am-12pm, Open Sewing Workshop – Sewing Room
Friday, May 9
7-8 pm, Big/Lil Smoothies Study Break – Lobby
Saturday, May 10
10pm-1am, Party at the Top of the World – East Penthouse
Sunday, May 11
2pm-3:30pm, Annual McCormick Garden Party – McCormick Courtyard (BLR, if raining)
Sunday, May 18
10am-1pm, Green Eggs and Ham Brunch – Dining Hall
Sunday, May 18 – Thursday, May 22
9pm, Finals Study Breaks – Lobby

CPW 2014: Event Schedule

Thursday April 10
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Taste of Cambridge – Front Lawn
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM, Nighttime Carnival – Front Lawn
Friday April 11
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Running & Breakfast – Green Living Room
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Picnic – Front Lawn
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Dorm Tours – Lobby
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Origami & Vegetables – Lobby
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Ice-cream Extravaganza! – Front Lawn
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friendship Bracelets and S’mores – Country Kitchen
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Fondue – East Penthouse
Saturday April 12
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Cardio Party and Breakfast – Dance Studio/ Green Living Room
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Capture the Flag – Front Lawn
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Smoothies – Lobby
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Dorm Tours – Lobby
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Minute to Win it – Green Living Room
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Sweets, Treats, and Boardgames – East Penthouse
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Party in the Penthouse – East Penthouse
Sunday April 13
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Leftovers – Green Living Room

IAP 2014 Events: Calendar

Saturday January 11
8:00pm, Movie Night – East Penthouse
Sunday January 19
6:00pm, Potluck Dinner – East Penthouse
Monday January 20
4th Annual MLK Day of Service
Join McCormick residents to participate in the 4th Annual Cambridge MLK Jr. Day of Service. Meet in the lobby at 2PM to walk to City Hall.
Saturday January 25
MFA Trip
Tuesday January 28
7:00pm, Burdick’s Trip
Sunday February 2
6:00pm, Super Bowl Party – Green Living Room

Past Events:

McCormick Hall Orientation Events! Welcome Class of 2017! :)

Sunday August 25
2-5pm, Picnic! – Front Lawn
5-6:30pm, Taste of Cambridge – Lobby
7:30-11pm, Fondue! – East Penthouse

Monday August 26
4-5:30pm, Ice Cream Extravaganza!!! – Front Lawn
4-5:30pm, Playground Games :) – Front Lawn
8-11pm, Disney Night :) – Green Living Room

Tuesday August 27
9:30-10:30am, Running :) – meet in the lobby
1-3pm, Smoothies! – Lobby
1-3pm, Picture Scavenger Hunt! – Lobby
4-6pm, Arts and Crafts with McCormick GRTs! – Brown Living Room
6-8pm, Sweets, Treats, and Board Games! – East Penthouse
8-11pm, Night time Carnival!! – Front Lawn

Wednesday August 28
7pm-onwards, McCormick Sleepover! – East Penthouse

McCormick Hall 50th Anniversary

To kick off McCormick’s 50th Anniversary, your very own McCormick GRTs will be putting on a reception in the style of the opening reception of McCormick 50 years ago, complete with the food, music, and attire of 1963!

From Da Doo Ron Ron to The Sugar Shack, Swedish meatballs to finger sandwiches, and Jackie O shifts to Mod, it will be an event that looks, sounds, and tastes just like 1963!
The party will be held on Sunday September 15th with food provided by the dining hall, but there will be some surprise additions from the GRTs —let’s just say we have been collecting jello molds all summer.

To really make this event a ton of fun, we’d love to have the whole dorm dressed to impress in 1960s attire!

So–if you have vintage dresses at home that fit into the 1963 vibe, by all means, bring them back to McCormick!  If you don’t, checkhere for some inspiration, and visit thrift stores, Etsy, or other online markets to find your perfect 60s outfit.  (and if you’re in Boston, check out Oona’s in Harvard Square, Garment District in Kendall, and 40 South Street in Jamaica Plain, they all have vintage clothing from this period).

The GRTs and House Government are also throwing around ideas for a 60s fashion show, 60s movie nights, and all sorts of other fun things—if you’re interested in helping out or have an amazing study break idea, feel free to email me!


2/3 East GRT


Taste of Cambridge — Thu 5-7 pm (BLR)
Black and White Movie Night! (GRTs) — Thu 9:30-11:30 pm (GLR)
Glow in the Dark Games — Thu 11 pm-12 am (Front Lawn)
Running & Breakfast — Fri 8-10 am (GLR)
Carnival — Fri 1-5 pm (Front Lawn)
Dorm Tours — Fri 1-5 pm (Lobby)
Trivia — Fri 5-7 pm (GLR)
Fondue! — Fri 8-11 pm (East PH)
After Party — Sat 12-3 am (East PH)
Cardio Party and Breakfast! — Sat 9-11 am (DS/GLR)
Playground Games :) — Sat 11 am-1 pm (Front Lawn)
Smoothies! — Sat 1-3 pm (GLR)
Dorm Tours — Sat 1-5 pm (Lobby)
Cookie Decorating — Sat 3:30-4:30 pm  (GLR)
Trashion Show — Sat 4:30-5:30 pm (BLR)
Sweets, Treats, and Board Games! — Sat 7:30-9:30 pm (East PH)
McCormick-Style Party! — Sat 9:30 pm-12 am (East PH)
Leftovers :) — Sun 10 am-12 pm (GLR)
Spring Picnic – Saturday, April 27 in McCormick Front Lawn. 1-4pm

McCormick Rooming Lottery – Sunday, April 28th in Green Living Room starting at 10am.

McCormick Make-Your-Own Pizza Dinners! Location: House Master’s Suite. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Sometimes you need to …

Get your hands into the dough!

We’ll be hosting four Make-Your-Own Pizza dinners this term.  It’s an opportunity for you to relax with your friends, meet McCormick residents, play some games, and make awesome pizza.  We also have salad, munchies, and brownies.

Ghost Tour – Friday, April 6 meeting in McCormick Lobby. 7:15-10pm. Come experience the spooky side of Boston.

McCormick Pi Night Study Break! 3/14 @9pm

Celebrate Pi Day tonight with a mathy movie, pi memorization contest, and of course, lots of pie!

We will be showing the movie Donald in Mathmagic Land, a Disney classic. There will also be an informal pi memorization contest, so come prepared to write down all the digits you know – until then, you can listen to pi here!

Healthy Vs Unhealthy Relationships Saturday February 16th 3PM

Come to a study break and learn about violence prevention and response on this topic. Saturday 3PM Brown Living Room. There will be snacks!

Burdick Outing Sunday February 17th at 7pm
Meet in the McCormick Lobby. Come for hot chocolate at Harvard Square during President’s Day Weekend! Hosted by your McCormick Social Chairs.

McCormick House Meeting Saturday February 9th 1pm GLR
Learn about all of the exciting things currently happening in the dorm and offer your input to house government.

McCormick IM Sports Info Session!
Come learn about the IM sports and join a team! February 9th at 2pm in the Green Living Room

Valentine’s Day Card Making Friday February 8th 8pm-10pm
Join us for Ever After, snacks, and making cards for friends, family or someone special!(Yes, we’ll even have envelopes and stamps!)

McCormick SuperBowl Party 2/3 6:30pm GLR
Come root for your favorite team in the Green Living Room! Plenty of snacks and drinks will be provided. :)
Photo of our McCormick Girls watching the game and socializing:

Check out our newest photos of McCormick and McCormick residents compliments of our wonderful historian Sneha Lingam ’15!


MIT Orientation Starts August 26th, 2012! Welcome Class of 2016!
McCormick Orientations Events:
Saturday Aug 25:
8pm-11pm Dessert and Games (East Penthouse)

Sunday Aug 26:
11am-1pm Taste of Cambridge (GLR)
2pm-4pm Smoothies (BLR)
4pm-6pm Watermelon, Lemonade, and Frisbee (Front Lawn)
8pm-11pm Chocolate Fondue Party (East Penthouse)

Monday Aug 27:
4pm-5:30pm Scavenger Hunt (McCormick Lobby)
8pm-10pm GRT Arts and Crafts (GLR)

Tuesday Aug 28:
9am-11am Running (McCormick Lobby)
1pm-5pm Outdoor Carnival (Front Lawn)
5pm-8pm Communities Who Care
8pm-11pm Old School Party (GLR)

Wednesday Aug 29:
8pm-11pm Pajama Party (GLR)

Last McCormick House Government Meeting of the Year! This Saturday 5/5 GLR at 1pm

We will be wrapping up stuff for the semester and hear the platforms for our orientation chairs! There will be cheesecake! ;)