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The annual GSC Grad Gala is a tradition and the only black-tie event for all members of the graduate student body. This year, we will have 400+ attendees on the evening of Saturday, Apr. 6th, 2019 from 6pm - 10pm. The event includes buffet dinner with assigned seats, dancing, board games and cruise experience.
At Spirit of Boston (200 Seaport Boulevard, Commonwealth Pier, Boston, MA 02210)
All registered MIT graduate students can buy a ticket for themselves and a guest, so two tickets in total. The guest does not need to be MIT-affiliated. Postdocs can attend as a guest of a graduate student who will be the primary ticket holder. If tickets do not sell out, postdocs will be allowed to buy tickets.
Ticket sales will open on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 2019 at noon on the Grad Gala website: tickets.mit.edu. Each attendee is required to sign a waiver before they check in to the event.
There is no physical ticket pick-up required, be sure to show up to the event with your MIT ID as well as your government ID and we’ll check you off our list. Guests don’t need to have an MIT ID but have to show up with whoever buys them tickets. This is a 21+ event and proper identification for all attendees will be needed to board the ship. Acceptable forms of ID include:
Please also bring your credit card as a second proof just in case.
The ticket covers access to the ship, buffet dinner and drinks. Each attendee will be given 2 drink tickets and open bar from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Drink tickets include wines, beers, sodas and juice. Cocktails are not included but will be available for purchase.
Suits / tuxedos / dark ties or cocktail dresses / evening gowns are encouraged. But we invite you to wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
No, you can drape your coat on the chair. You probably need to wear your coat if you go to the outer deck.
We will have shuttles leaving from Ashdown that will fill up strictly on a first-come-first-serve basis. Indicate your interest to take the shuttle while buying your ticket, but please note that your response here is only to help us plan, it does NOT reserve a seat for you. We will follow up with more details about the shuttle as we get closer to the event.
Tickets cannot be refunded.
Kosher and gluten free meals will be available upon request. Download the dinner menu here.