Each year during Independent Activities Period (IAP), MIT alumni and friends gather at local watering holes worldwide to honor the period by offering a “Toast to IAP.” These gatherings pay homage to a quote from former MIT President Jerome Wiesner, who famously said that “getting an education from MIT is like getting a drink from a fire hose.”
Last month, 68 Toast to IAP events took place in 26 U.S. states (plus Washington, D.C.), 19 countries, and six continents. Photos from some of the toasts and celebrations are listed below. All Toast to IAP photos can be seen on the Alumni Association’s Facebook page—feel free to tag yourself and fellow alums.
From Kansas City to Kuala Lumpur, the toasters included alumni from recent and past class years and a well-traveled (and possibly jet lagged) Tim the Beaver. And thankfully, it appears that no toasters literally drank from a fire hose.
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