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.


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:

2016 Ph 1A Prank 30 November 2016

On November 30, 2016, Blacker Frosh pulled off a prank during their last Ph1A lecture of the year. ¬†With the theme “Fantastic Beasts”, things got somewhat out of hand when¬†someone left their magical briefcase open, releasing a hoard of friendly creatures on the Ph1A lecture hall.

The Frosh Arrive 3 October 2016

On Saturday, October 1st, at 5:00 PM, Blacker Hovse welcomed its 26 incoming frosh.

Upperclassmen put on their Saturday best to make a good impression. And according to tradition, the frosh gathered to adorn the President with the mud from Baxter pond.

The frosh gave the President a much gentler toss than previous … Continue reading The Frosh Arrive