Welcome to Blacker


Blacker Hovse is one of the eight undergraduate houses at Caltech. It is one of the four original South Houses that opened in September 1931, built with donations from Mr. Robert R. Blacker and designed by architect Gordon B. Kaufmann. Members of Blacker Hovse are known as moles.

For printers, combos, and other useful information, please see the hovse wiki.


Valentine’s Day 2019 15 February 2019

This year’s Bitterness Valentine’s Day was marked by chocolate-chip cookies and chocolate-covered strawberries made by the Hemoles for the Femoles, and cards made by the Femoles delivered to all the Hemoles.

2018 Ph 1A Prank: Infinity War 15 February 2019

On December 5th, 2018, the mole frosh conducted the most ambitious crossover prank in Blacker History.

Fourth Annual Blackerathon (2017) 13 January 2017

Blacker’s fourth annual 24-hour Blackerathon kicked off on January 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Here are some of the projects: Tool Room clean-up Cleaning up and re-organizing the hovse’s tool room. (Photos taken by Talia) Alex Reeves, Diandra “Sew all the things!” Learning/using sewing machines to produce a cloak, skirt, and shirt. Carly, Ben, Bethany, … Continue reading Fourth Annual Blackerathon (2017)

Building a Hat 8 January 2017

This year, Blacker pranked the Lloyd tree by adding a hat on top!

Some pictures from the construction of the hat:

Rotation 2016 Snapshots 8 January 2017

Rotation saw many Shenanigans, such as… Ice Smashing: Interesting Dinner Announcements: Potato Cannon: Project Demos: Extra Cold Dinner Drinks: Demonstrations of Skill: Climbing: Ice Blocking: Liquid Nitrogen: Dinner Defense: