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MIT Hacks—Baker House Piano Drop

Students signify the final day they can drop classes from their courseload by dropping a piano off the roof of a building

Students signify the final day they can drop classes from their courseload by dropping a piano off the roof of a building

Observing tradition and reducing stress, MIT students commemorate Drop Day—the final day students can drop a class—by pushing an upright (broken) piano off the roof of Baker House. Piano Drop has been held irregularly since the initial drop in 1972 but the annual tradition returned with renewed popularity in 2006.

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