Hosted by: Undergraduate Association Committees on Innovation and Technology & MIT Innovation Initiative

Run by students, for students, the BetterMIT Student Life Makeathon is a weekend in which students collaborate with administrators, faculty members, internal MIT organizations, and student organizations to improve student life at MIT as part of BetterMIT Innovation Week

The makeathon will have three main categories:

  • Live: Want to revamp study spaces, facilities, or have other ideas to improve living conditions for students? Come meet the Dean of Student Life and be heard!
  • Learn: Polish the MIT learning experience and help students find their passions amidst MIT’s overwhelming academic resources!
  • Connect: Together we are strong. If you’re passionate about social justice, fighting depression, or bringing us together as a community, this is the category for you!

We know our needs better than anyone else. Now’s the time to act! Come learn more about the community and how to realize your own initiatives with administrators and faculty representatives from internal MIT organizations, and experienced student innovators, such as the creators of firehose and Lean On Me.

We believe that nobody understands the needs of the MIT community more than students themselves which is why we are encouraging students to identify and engage with open issues within the MIT ecosystem through our hackathon.


Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 12 pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4 pm

Building E51

For more information, register here or visit