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Event Info
Where: John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA 02210

When: Sunday, October 10th, 2021 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Since 1999, Ring Delivery has been an event where students attend a formal, black-tie event in Boston to receive their Brass Rats. Since our class has not all been together since our freshman spring, we wanted to ensure that this tradition was kept and celebrated. After months of trying to find the perfect venue, we are happy to announce that the 2023 Ring Delivery will be held at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. Located in the Seaport District, the Moakley Courthouse is surrounded by spectacular views of Boston. Inside, a floor to ceiling window allows for an unobstructed view of the water while also creating the perfect backdrop for pictures. Please join us on Sunday October 10th, 2021 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for a night filled with music, delicious food, and fun. There will be plenty of photographers available to capture the evening while we are able to celebrate this special occasion with the rest of our class. We hope to see you there!

Valid Government-Issued ID AND MIT Student ID required for entry
Transportation
MBTA (The T) - Recommended
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Take the Red Line from Kendall to South Station, transfer to the Silver Line 1, 2, or 3, and the first stop is the Courthouse.
Ridesharing Apps (Uber/Lyft)
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About a 10 minute ride. Rates between $20-$30 (ride/split with friends!).
Bike
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About a 30 minute ride. There are 3 Blue Bikes stations within 3 blocks of the Courthouse.
Driving/Parking
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Moakley does not offer venue parking. However, there are a few local parking garages within blocks of the Courthouse.
Security
All Moakley Courthouse entrances are equipped with full security checkpoints. You will be required to pass through metal detectors and any personal belongings will be searched upon entry. Both a Government-Issued ID AND MIT ID are required for entry.
During the Event
Food Options
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We will have a wide variety of snacks and desserts available including vegan/vegetarian, kosher, and halal options.
Masks
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All guests are required to wear masks inside while not actively eating and drinking.
Music
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Live music will be present for the duration of the event.
Photos
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Photographers have been hired to capture the night. By attending, you consent that your photo may be taken during the event. Photos will be available to view/download/purchase following the event and may also be used by MIT, JWessel Photography, or Ring Committee for marketing purposes.
Ring Servicing
Herff Jones will be hosting Brass Rat servicing events following Ring Delivery:

- Monday, October 11th, 11:00am - 4:00pm in Lobby 13 (Exclusive to Class of 2023)
- Tuesday, October 12th, 11:00am - 4:00pm in Lobby 13 (Open to all of campus)
- Wednesday, October 13th, 11:00am - 4:00pm in Lobby 13 (Open to all of campus)

The following services will be available:

- Order a ring if you have not already!
- Purchase additional accessories
- Resizing if too big or small (It is recommended to wear your ring for a week before resizing as the size of your hands fluctuates when hot or cold)
- Add a signature engraving (Herff Jones will scan a hand-written signature and add it to your ring! Popular for non-English signatures)
- Answer any questions you have about your Brass Rat!
FAQ
Who is allowed to come to Ring Delivery?
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Everyone in the MIT Class of 2023 is invited. If you are eligible to order a 2023 Brass Rat, you are welcome to come to Ring Delivery. Please email brassrat-2023@mit.edu if you are unsure if you will be allowed to come.
What is the attire?
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The attire for Ring Delivery is formal.
Can I bring a +1?
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Unfortunately, we are not allowing +1s due to capacity restrictions.
I'm an international student. What government ID should I bring?
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Any form of offical government ID will be accepted. This includes driver's licenses, passports, etc.
I forgot to order my ring. Can I still get it in time for delivery?
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Unfortunately, it is too late to recieve a ring for delivery. However, rings can be ordered at any time and will be shipped to you. Please visit the ordering page to place an order.
Who can I contact for more information?
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If you would like more information, you can email us at brassrat-2023@mit.edu, or contact our Herff Jones representative, Jeff Quirk, at jpquirk@herffjones.com.