An MIT Alumni Association Publication

This year, MIT’s Muddy Charles pub turns 50. The pub, known lovingly by patrons as The Muddy, was started by and continues to be run by graduate students. Originally just a cooler in MIT’s Graduate Student Council office, The Muddy has grown into a vibrant meeting place for students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Very often, it is the place where students of all courses converge, because of its central location sandwiched between the MIT Sloan School of Management and the School of Engineering. It is here that ideas for start-ups have been hatched, PSETs solved, and chance meetings resulted in innovative research and improvements to technology.

“I think the fact that it embodies some of the best traditions of MIT and it has done so for 50 years makes it that main stopping point whenever alumni come back to campus,” said Brian Spatocco PhD ’15.


What are your memories of The Muddy? Add them to the comments below or share them here.

Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News 


David Jackson

Tue, 01/15/2019 8:27pm

Sorry to miss the Muddy last year on its 50th, but happy to be on campus for reunion this June 2019. My wife Kathy and I were in large part conceivers, birth coaches, midwives, and short term parents of the Muddy back in 1968. We would be delighted to meet other participants for a pint or more. Please contact me thru the Alumni or the Muddy if you too were there on Day 1.
David Jackson, PhD Course XII, 1969

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