1. Along with the typical 5, 10, 15, 20 etc....class reunions, MIT celebrates Pi reunion. In Vegas. I'm not even kidding.
2. When you reach the year of your 50th class reunion, you are gifted a red jacket with the MIT seal. Hence, the phrase "the red coats are coming!" is spoken quite frequently this time of year, when the reunions are surrounding commencement.
3. The turf on the Kresage oval ALONE cost $13,000. That doesn't include labor or time or water or anything. Just the grass. They replace the grass every single year and then cover almost the entire oval with a tent...which ruins the grass for the entire rest of the summer. Nice.
4. Graduation starts at 10 am. Which means you start lining up at 7:30 am. 10 am! Seriously! That's...early. Why not an afternoon graduation?