An MIT Alumni Association Publication

Amidst finals and all-nighters, MIT students may feel like they’re seeing things during the last days of the fall semester. So when a Mars rover appeared on Kresge Oval, it may have caused a double take or two. But it was really there.


Credit: Nicole Morell

The finals week hack features a realistic-looking cardboard rover—complete with Santa hat—and what looks like landing gear. The rover is looking up to the sky, perhaps contemplating its new life on planet MIT.


Credit: Nicole Morell

There’s no word on how long the rover will explore MIT and where it will go next, but it joins a long list of end of the semester hacks that can provide a welcome distraction.

To learn more about hacks at MIT, read Slice of MIT's hack-related archive and find out which hack the MIT community voted their favorite prank of all time