Steer Roast

Steer Roast is a weekend gathering of Senior House residents, friends, and alumni which has been held annually since 1963. Events include the ceremonial lighting of the barbeque pit, two nights of live music, the festive meal, the awards ceremony, and more.

Since the shutdown of Senior House, Steer Roast has been held at various venues in and around Cambridge.

Steer Roast 2024 will happen in-person on May 3rd to May 5th!!

The Head Veeps this year are undergrads Leviticus Norman and Maggie Lin, supported by Alum Veep Emeritus elliott seaman. They can be contacted at with any questions, suggestions, and offers to help with the various parts that make up Roast: bands, food, art, security, bartending etc.

The Steer Roast schedule can be viewed at Due to construction at the East Campus dorm, this year’s pit lighting will be held on Friday May 3, 4PM, at Briggs Field A. The feast will be held on Saturday May 4, 6PM at the MIT Student Center, room W20-307. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS.

Steer Roast is entirely funded by the Senior House Corporation and your generous donations. Anyone can donate, but if you are a Senior House alum, we ask that you also become a member of the corporation (there is no membership fee). We request your help in funding Steer Roast — please make donations via our Crowd Supply page.

Senior House courtyard, Steer Roast 1993