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.

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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

Ditch Day 2016 21 June 2016

Assorted photos from Ditch Day. From dinner announcements. From dinner announcements. A shark in the courtyard! A senior in the courtyard! Laser maze! Contemplating the laser maze. Attack! Looks like they joined forces? Frosh hard at work. The floor is lava! Code-breaking.

Associates Tea 2016 21 June 2016

Blacker Hovse’s Alumni Event, Associates Tea is a time for great people and great stories. Here’s some pictures from the event.