Scene at MIT: The community gathers for Winterfest

MIT President L. Rafael Reif mingled with community members at Winterfest, held in the Stata Center and the first floor of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

The annual campus event provided ample reason to feel holiday cheer — and included a surprise honor for outgoing President L. Rafael Reif.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office

December 14, 2022

As the sun faded on a clear Thursday afternoon, the MIT community came together to enjoy excellent food, music, and company at the annual Winterfest celebration.

Each year Winterfest kicks off the holiday season and all that comes with it for MIT’s community members, from final exams to a much-deserved year-end break to Independent Activities Period in January.

The event included a surprise lighting of MIT’s Great Dome in cardinal red, to honor President L. Rafael Reif, who will be stepping down from the helm at the end of 2022.

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