Some of the things our residents enjoy include cooking, movies, adventuring and biking, working on projects, partying, collecting electronics, listening to loud music, playing frisbee and soccer, board games, and working on problem sets (or enjoying pass/no record). We have a traditional nightly cocoa (other beverages welcome). Many of our residents are active in the greater East Campus community.
Our historical name is "Slugfest," which refers to when residents took extra time to graduate or hung around MIT for a few extra years to get a higher degree.
Our culture is sometimes a little hard to nail down. Lots of us like to cook, but some of us only really know how to use the microwave. Some of us stack our rooms with computers found on reuse; some of us keep the emptiest rooms found in East Campus. We decidedly have many course six majors, but no real shortage of other majors, either. Our residents participant in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including the student government, research, sports teams, competitive teams and a huge variety of cultural groups.
Projects have a large place in our hall history. "Back in the day" it is rumored that people used calculators and finger scanners to open their doors. A perennial project is the Bemix music system, letting residents make playlists from their room and then play it in their bathroom of choice or in the "Walcool" ceiling tiles.
Every term we have about six or seven hall feeds. Hall feeds are hall sponsored activities where a few residents make food for the rest of the hall and guests. Everyone is happy. Check out past hall feeds and keep up to date with what hall feeds are coming up!
The hall is governed by three hall chairs that are elected each spring at the scheduled hall budget meeting. Our chairs attend bi-weekly East Campus meetings, occasionally mediate conflicts, and make decisions about our hall rooming, budget, etc.
In 2002, the residents of our hall ratified a new hall constitution which is still in effect today.
Fourth East is proud of its murals, and started a project of documenting them in 2015. Take a look at our murals!