pika is a coed cooperative community of creative students living in an awesome house.


We pride ourselves in our diversity, welcoming atmosphere, nightly home-made dinners (which you're invited to eat for free any time!), and our penchant for building exciting contraptions, practical and silly. We are an egalitarian society that believes that everyone can work together to build a vibrant, unique, and self-sufficient community.


Come by the house any time and someone will be around to give a house tour including the roof deck, the firepole, the treehouse, and much more to explore. Every night we have dinner at 7:00, and anyone from the MIT undergraduate community is welcome to come. There are always substantive vegetarian and vegan options.


pika is part of the Independent Living Group system.

Visit rush.pikans.org - pika's rush web site - for the most recent updates to pika's Spring 2014 rush schedule. Feel free to email pika-questions@mit.edu with questions.

Spring 2014 Rush Schedule

All events at pika unless otherwise noted. Take a look at our directions to pika, or give us a call at 617-IFF-PIKA (617-433-7452) and we'll pick you up.

Saturday, February 1

Dinner and a Musical

Time: 18:30-21:00

Location: pika or Kresge (at 7:50pm)

You are cordially invited over for *Saturday Theme* dinner and out to watch the Musical Theater Guild's production of Little Shop of Horrors!

Cocoa and Campfire

Time: 20:00-22:00

Location: pika Roofdeck

Drink fancy hot chocolate, warm your hands by a campfire, chill on our roofdeck if the sky is clear. Festivities will begin after dinner.

Murph Yurt Bean Traders

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: pika sexdungeon (Dining Room)

lounge twice indoors, gaining leguminous leverage in this well rounded and easy to learn card game. no skill required. lack of skill preferred.

Sunday, February 2

Firestaff making

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: pika backyard

Learn how to build your own firestaff, a tradition dating back to the Pikan Ancients of 1969

MIT Bouldering

Time: 14:00-16:00

Location: Walker Memorial (3rd floor)

Come climb with us at the MIT bouldering wall. Meet at pika at 3:30 or on the third floor of Walker Memorial at 4.

Monday, February 3

Pika goes to WMBR

Time: 00:30-02:15


Your voice can be heard. Make an appearance on WMBR at 1 AM. Meet at pika at 12:30, or Walker Memorial at 12:50.

Daxophone: an aural, tactile, mammalian experience

Time: 20:00-22:00

Location: the murph

tickle it, slap it, bow it. create sounds. be delighted and amused.

Roll your own Sushi Dinner

Time: 17:30-20:00

Location: pika Dining Room

Have you ever wanted to make your own scrumptous sushi concoction? Now's your chance. Plenty of tasty ingredients will be provided.

Painting Murals

Time: 14:00-16:00

Location: the walls of pika

Come help decorate the walls of pika

Learn to spin poi, staff, etc...

Time: 15:00-17:00

Location: pika backyard

Tuesday, February 4

Loose-Leaf Tea Party

Time: 20:00-22:00

Location: pika dining room

Make your own revolutionary flavors of tea by combining an assortment of provided ingredients.

Poetry Slam

Time: 20:00-22:00

Location: pika (the murph)

Say poems, hear poems

Wednesday, February 5


Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: pika

Spend the evening collaborating on your very own claymation: a frame-by-frame animated short. Clay and produce will be provided.

Hair Dyeing

Time: 20:00-22:00

Location: pika

We've got the bleach and all the colors and absolutely no training, but want to make the colors happen

Friendship Bracelets & Subversive Cross Stitching

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: pika

Make some bracelets for your friends or come embroider your favorite lyric or whatever you like

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