The easiest way to get involved in pika is to join our mealplan. Email to sign up!

Continuous Rush

pika practices "continuous rush", meaning that we are always welcoming new pikans. Our process is pretty unique. Currently we are encouraging you to come in person to pika and/or fill out an online application. The online application is optional if you can come in person. We would love to get to know you!

In Person Rush Process

Online Application

Exchange Students and Other Travellers


Once a term or so, we have a rush period, where we have all sorts of fun events. From hair dying to juggling, playing with trash compactors to telephone pictionary (if you haven't played, you haven't lived!) there's always something fun going on. (Of course, you're welcome to come meet us any time, not just during rush!)

Visit our rush website at


During the summer, we open up the house to the wider community, which means you can live at pika without having a bid from pika. We like to think of it as a time for people to find out if pika might be right for them.

During the summer, we can house non-MIT students!

We'll send out emails to our social lists and dorm mailing lists when we're ready to accept applicants for summer. If you're not on those lists, email pika-rush at to get a "rush survey" (our quirky version of an application).