Ever heard of a Pumpkin Drop? No, it isn’t just another physics experiment at MIT. The Saturday before Halloween, crowds gather around the tallest building on MIT campus to watch pumpkins drop down. MIT students also love to place things on the Dome. It is, in fact, an ongoing theme of their hacks. Another fun one is disrupting Harvard and Yale football games. In 1982, MIT students got a weather balloon with MIT written on it to inflate on the halfway line. How crazy! It’s a good thing these geniuses use their crazy pranking skills for fun and good laughs!
These are just some of many crazy college traditions that happen across the country! As weird as they may seem, taking part in them can really create a special connection between you and the school. I enjoyed the weird traditions at my school. Did you have any crazy college experiences? Did you take part in them?