ROTATION

Rotation Rules
Prefrosh Weekend Rotation Rules
Report a Rotation Violation or Uncomfortable Situation

I. Special Note

IHC believes that the procedures outlined below are the best way for prefrosh and the houses to learn about each other, leading to the most optimal placement. We are also committed to making sure that all students feel safe and comfortable during rotation. If you have extenuating circumstances that make the procedures outlined below challenging (for example: difficulty with extensive socialization, issues standing or sitting for prolonged periods, or allergies to bread) or you require a single room, please contact Dean Barbara Green (barbarag@caltech.edu) or Dean Lesley Nye (lnye@caltech.edu). Together you will discuss your situation and determine if and how to alter the standard procedure to best suit your needs.



II. Procedures

1. Rotation week begins on the Wednesday prior to the first week of the term and ends after the first Friday of the term.

2. Throughout the course of Rotation week, new students will remain in residence at a randomly determined temporary room assignment in one of the Houses.

3. For the week of Rotation, each new student visits a different House for dinner in a randomly determined order. New students also visit the Houses for dessert. Desserts are optional but recommended. At the conclusion of the eight mandatory dinners, there will be two additional free dinners where new students choose which dinners attend.

4. Any new student who does not attend dinner or does not check in with the House President will be defined as a "no-show" for that house and should talk to the IHC Chair or Secretary immediately (at the risk of being considered to have ranked all eight Houses equally). Similarly, if a new student knows that he or she absolutely cannot attend a particular dinner or dessert, he or she should talk to the IHC Chair or Secretary as far ahead of time as possible.

5. All new students must rate all eight of the Houses and submit a list of those preferences to the Resident Associate (RA) of the House in which they are residing. New students will uniquely order all eight Houses on an integer scale from 1 (this House is my top pick) to 8 (this House is my last pick). This information will be given to each House President and shall be made available only to the IHC chair, only after all changes are finalized.

6. On the final Friday of Rotation week, the RA of each House will provide rating sheets to all new students staying in their House. From 12:00 to 2:00 PM, the RA will be available at a place made known to the new students and will meet with each student individually. During the meeting, the new students will submit their ratings to the RA. The RA will enter the student's ratings and then confirm them with the student. At 2:00 PM, the IHC will compile the list and check to ensure that all ratings have been submitted. Every effort possible will be made to obtain any missing ratings. Only the IHC will have access to the list until it is finalized.

7. Selection of new students will take place at a closed meeting of the Interhouse Committee Chair and Secretary, the House Presidents, up to four members from each House, and the Senior Director of Student Activities and Programs. This meeting will occur on the Saturday immediately following Rotation week. All information relating to this meeting will not be made public. Following the meeting, the Houses will immediately destroy all their electronic or written information relating to the meeting.


III. Schedule
Date Wed.
9/20
Thu.
9/21
Fri.
9/22
Sat.
9/23
Sun.
9/24
Mon.
9/25
Tue.
9/26
Wed.
9/27
Thu.
9/28
Lunch



D
F




Dinner
A
B
C
E

G
H
Free Dinner
Free Dinner
Dessert
(10:00pm)
1
2

3
4
5
6
7




Avery
Blacker
Dabney
Fleming
Lloyd
Page
Ricketts
Ruddock
Wed 9/20 Dinner A 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
Thu 9/21 Dinner B 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
Fri 9/22 Dinner C 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
Sat 9/23 Linner D 1:00pm 1:05pm 1:10pm 1:15pm 1:00pm 1:10pm 1:00pm 1:05pm
Sat 9/23 Dinner E 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
Sun 9/24 Linner F 1:00pm 1:05pm 1:10pm 1:15pm 1:00pm 1:10pm 1:00pm 1:05pm
Mon 9/25 Dinner G 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
Tue 9/26 Dinner H 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
Wed 9/27 Free Dinner 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:30pm 6:30pm
Thu 9/28 Free Dinner 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:30pm 6:30pm

Date
Time
House
Event
Every Day
After Dinner
Blacker
Do Try This at Home
Every Day
After Dinner
Dabney
Dabney Event Initiative
Thursday, 9/21
8:00pm-10:00pm
Avery
Avery Tea Bar
Thursday, 9/21
10:30pm-12:30am
Page
Chill @ Page
Friday, 9/22
8:00pm-10:00pm
Ruddock
Cafe Ruddock
Friday, 9/22 10:30pm-
Ricketts
Open Mic Night
Saturday, 9/23 10:30pm-12:30am
Fleming
Dirty Dodgeball
Saturday, 9/23
11:59pm(Sat)-2:00am Lloyd
Capture the Flag and Milkshakes
Tuesday, 9/26
11:00pm-12:00am
Fleming
Feptathalon
Wednesday, 9/27
11:00pm-12:00am
Page
Poker/Trivia Night

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.
The desserts are optional but highly encouraged.