Tang Hall Orientation 2022-2023

Welcome To Tang Hall! Whether you’ve just arrived at MIT or have been at Tang Hall for years, the Tang Hall Residents Association (THRA) invites you to join in the 2022-2023 Tang Hall Orientation events!

If you are a new resident, here is a reminder to visit our FAQ page for important information regarding life in Tang Hall. Also, please join our communication channels to make sure you do not miss any important updates.

Here is a summary of the events we have planned as part of our orientation, with additional details and RSVP links below. Although the institute no longer requires students to follow special COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are encouraged to exercise precautions during the events.

Event TitleEvent DateEvent TimeEvent VenueRSVP Link
Picnic and SportsSep 1, Thu6 PMTang Hall LawnsLink
Board Games Night*Sep 5, Mon7:30 PM24th Floor LoungeLink
Head of House Chat*Sep 8, Thu8 PM24th Floor LoungeN/A
Floor Meetings*Sep 10, Sat11 AMTang Hall LawnsN/A
River Walk*Sep 11, Sun6 PMTang Hall LawnsN/A
Music and KaraokeSep 13, Tue7:30 PM24th Floor LoungeLink
Succulents and Dessert*Sep 16, Fri7:30 PM24th Floor LoungeLink
Origami NightSep 24, Sat7 PM24th Floor LoungeLink
* These events are hosted for Tang Hall residents and are geared towards building community within our residence hall.

  • Even though RSVPs are not strictly required, priority may be given to attendees who have RSVP’d. 
  • New and returning Tang Hall residents are encouraged to attend the “Floor Meeting” event on September 10th, Saturday at 11 AM to get to know other residents of your floor.
  • We would also be thrilled to have volunteers at these events. Please reach out to tang-social-chair@mit.edu if you are interested in getting involved!
  • Have questions? Questions about events can be addressed to tang-social-chair@mit.edu while more general questions can be addressed to the THRA.

We hope to meet you soon at our events!

Tang Hall Orientation Picnic and Sports Evening

Let’s start off this year’s Tang Hall orientation with a picnic in the picturesque lawns in front of our residence hall. Socialize with other graduate students with sports events like Giant Jenga, Spike Ball, TT, football (soccer), and badminton.

Date and time: September 1, 2022, Thursday, 6 PM.

Venue: Lawns in front of Tang Hall.

RSVP: https://forms.gle/9adKR3imvd9R6N4JA.

Tang Hall Board Games Night

Tired of attending all the orientation events but still want to have fun? Come join us for Board Games with snacks, relax, make new friends while enjoying your favorite game. We hope you don’t get too competitive.

Date and time: September 5, 2022, Monday, 7:30 PM.

Venue: 24th floor lounge, Tang Hall.

RSVP: https://forms.gle/qwP4HA427VxqWyik8.

Head of House Chat with Cookies

Come join us for Insomnia cookies and coffee. Get to know your Tang government and head of the house.

Date and time: September 8, 2022, Thursday, 8 PM.

Venue: 24th floor lounge, Tang Hall.

Floor Meetings

Come meet your neighbors! Whether you are new to Tang or have been here for years, we ask that you come meet the residents on your floor. Floor Reps will provide snacks and share resources for living at Tang Hall. Everyone is welcome to share their best tips and tricks!

Date and time: September 10, 2022, Saturday, 11 AM.

Venue: Lawns in front of Tang Hall.

River Walk

Let’s talk and walk along the Charles River! We’ll start at Tang and choose a route that suits the group, whether that’s the Longfellow Bridge loop along the Charles River Esplanade or just up to Trader Joe’s for some mochi ice cream.

Date and time: September 11, 2022, Sunday, 6 PM.

Venue: Meet on lawns in front of Tang Hall.

Karaoke and Music Night with Pizza

Join us for an evening full of music and karaoke. Bring your own instruments, sing along with a karaoke track, sing with your friends, sing with strangers, or go solo – the stage is yours. Also, there will be pizza if music is not enough to motivate you.

Date and time: September 13, 2022, Tuesday, 7:30 PM.

Venue: 24th floor lounge, Tang Hall.

RSVP: https://forms.gle/8aQp29RPCE34MEWWA.

Succulents and Dessert

Learn about Sustainability at Tang, including recycling and gardening, and get a free plant and dessert. (Can’t attend? Fill out a mini quiz on recycling and we’ll reserve a plant for you!)

Date and time: September 16, 2022, Friday, 7:30 PM.

Venue: 24th floor lounge, Tang Hall.

RSVP: https://forms.gle/CtHffXEqXvdAJDtE9.

Origami Night with Snacks

Do you love art and craft but haven’t gotten an opportunity to pursue it in a long time? Tang Hall welcomes everyone to come and learn how to make origami sculptures, a common Japanese artform. All skill levels will be welcomed. Art supplies (origami paper) and instructions will be provided. We will also serve assorted Asian snacks. The event will be open to MIT graduate students and their families.

Date and time: September 24, 2022, Saturday, 7 PM.

Venue: 24th floor lounge, Tang Hall.

RSVP: https://forms.gle/JNHGNrNx83oLo17P6.