Nearly 500 MIT alumni marched in the Moving Day at MIT parade.
The parade’s grand marshal was Oliver Smoot ’62.
MIT's student "Smoot Brigade" helped lead the parade's procession.
NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra celebrates MIT's centennial with a message from space.
MIT's Great Dome illuminated with imagery and quotes throughout the pageant.
MIT's greatest minds faced off in a comical battle of mens versus manus.
Excerpted lyrics from "We are the Engineers," which was performed by MIT students.
The oageant featured a closing performance from the dance collective Pilobolus.
MIT, anagrammed as the "Institute of Tactless Naughty Smooches."
More than 200 MIT community members attended the evening barbecue.
Legions of MIT community members, including more than 500 MIT alumni, celebrated Moving Day at MIT, the 100th anniversary of the Institute’s move from Boston to Cambridge, on May 7. Moving Day featured a day and evening of events that celebrated MIT’s century in Cambridge, including a ceremonial parade across the Mass. Ave. Bridge, led by grand marshall Ollie Smoot ’62; an evening barbecue for MIT alumni; the festive Mind and Hand: A Pageant; and late-night dance parties at four locations across campus.
“They arrived via water and over land, by raft and hydrofoil, on foot and in experimental vehicles. Some paddled. Some danced. Some walked alongside robots. In all, hundreds of members of the MIT community on Saturday celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Institute’s move from Boston into Cambridge, Massachusetts with a unique procession across the Charles River, fueled by humor and creativity.”
View the slideshow above, featuring photos taken by MIT Alumni Association staff, then learn how you can relive Moving Day at MIT.
- Read recaps on Moving Day at MIT News, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald.
- View slideshows of all the day’s activities at the MIT2016 website and boston.com.
- Watch Mind and Hand, MIT’s centennial pageant, on the MIT2016 website. (For a small flavor of the pageant, check out the GIFs below, which feature Tim the Beaver and a anagrammed Great Dome.)
The words “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” on the Great Dome was anagrammed to spell, among others, “Changeless Institute of Outcast Mythos,” “Massachusetts Touchstone of Gentility,” and “Institute of Tactless Naughty Smooches.”
Tim the Beaver leads the procession into the Mind and Heart pageant.
Photo credits: N. Morell; A. Scott; J. Cole; K. Repantis; N. Duvergne Smith; J. Barr; A. Dolan Wilson; R. Ferrara; C. Tempesta; E. Kathan; J. London; L. Wojtkun; K. Hunter; T. Johnson; C. Shi; N. Crosby; A. Ashe.