ROTATION

The rotation system has evolved over the years as the best method to distribute new students among the Houses. Each new student is given a voice in selecting the House he or she will join, and the Houses have some say in choosing their members.

When new students arrive at Caltech, they are given temporary living assignments in one of the Houses selected at random. During the first week of class, they eat dinner and dessert in a different House each day with the people who live in that House. After the meals, each House holds some type of reception, so that the new students and upperclassmen can mingle and get to know something about one another.

At the end of the week, the new students are asked to rate the eight Houses according to their preferences. The final selections will be made by the House Presidents and a few of their advisors in a process that attempts to weigh the wishes of both the new students and the upperclassmen of the Houses. Typically a large percentage of new students end up in one of their top choices, although sometimes they are placed in another House because the upperclassmen feel that a different placement will serve the new student better.

Schedule



Date
Wed. 9/23
Thu. 9/24
Fri.  9/25
Sat. 9/26
Sun. 9/27
Mon. 9/28
Tue. 9/29
Wed. 9/30
Thu. 10/1
Lunch



D
F




Dinner
A
B
C
E

G
H
Free Dinner
Free Dinner
Dessert
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8




Avery
Blacker
Dabney
Fleming
Lloyd
Page
Ricketts
Ruddock
Wed 9/23 Dinner A
5:30pm
5:30pm 5:45pm
6:15pm
5:45pm 6:15pm
5:15pm
6:00pm
Thu 9/24 Dinner B
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:45pm
6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm
5:15pm
6:00pm
Fri 9/25
Dinner C
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:45pm
6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm
5:15pm
6:00pm
Sat 9/26
Linner D
1:00pm
1:05pm
1:10pm
1:15pm
1:00pm
1:10pm
1:00pm
1:05pm
Sat 9/26
Dinner E
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:45pm
6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm
5:15pm
6:00pm
Sun 9/27
Linner F
1:00pm
1:05pm
1:10pm
1:15pm
1:00pm
1:10pm
1:00pm
1:05pm
Mon 9/28
Dinner G
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm
5:15pm 6:00pm
Tue 9/29
Dinner H
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm
5:15pm 6:00pm
Wed 9/30
Free Dinner
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:15pm 6:45pm
5:45pm 6:30pm
Thu 10/1
Free Dinner
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:15pm 6:45pm
5:45pm 6:30pm

Date
Time
House
Event
Every Day
After Dinner
Blacker
Do Try This at Home
Thursday, 9/24
8:00pm-10:00pm
Avery
Boba and Board games
Thursday, 9/24
10:30pm-12:30am
Page
Chill @ Page
Friday, 9/25
7:00pm-9:00pm
Dabney
Thrilling Tea Adventure Hour
Friday, 9/25 10:30pm-12:30am
Ricketts
Open Mic Night
Friday, 9/25 10:30pm-12:30am
Ruddock
Cafe Ruddock
Saturday, 9/26
10:30pm-12:30am Fleming
Dirty Dodgeball
Saturday, 9/26
11:59pm(Sat)-2:00am
Lloyd
Captrue the Flag and Milkshakes
Tuesday, 9/29
11:00pm-11:59pm
Fleming
Feptathalon


Note: The times listed above indicate the start of the reception at each house. Food will be served 30 minutes after the times listed.
For the free dinners on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be no receptions, and dinner will begin at the times listed.