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.


So very hard to go… 29 March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Caltech decided to move all classes online 3rd term, and all undergraduates (except those who petition to stay for need-based reasons) must leave campus. And even though we know that’s the best choice right now, we’re all so sad to leave… So much for 3rd term activities like building Interhovse … Continue reading So very hard to go…

A pretty photo of the moon 20 March 2020

Several weeks ago, Nathan set up his telescope in Blacker’s courtyard and aimed it at the moon, encouraging anyone around to take a peek. Here’s a photo I got… it was even more beautiful in person!


Blacker culture can be fairly nocturnal. When I was a frosh, I was not an exception. After working until around 5am, I decided I was tired and needed a break. Rather than do the sane thing and go to sleep, I went to the lounge. Blacker lounge can be a great social hub, especially at … Continue reading AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

DEAR PREFROSH: In light of the cancellation of PFE… 7 March 2020

Dear prefrosh, In light of the cancellation of PFE (and on-campus 3rd term) due to coronavirus precautions, we want to explore online modes of communicating what makes Caltech the place that it is. Because Tech is a unique experience with a unique culture, not just a prestigious name. Choosing the right college is also about … Continue reading DEAR PREFROSH: In light of the cancellation of PFE…

Finals Week with Wagner 13 December 2019

Who wouldn’t want to be abruptly awaken by loud music at 7 am during finals week? Caltech has an honor code–“No member of the Caltech community shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community”–and we take it very seriously. This allows us to collaborate with one another effectively and have take-home … Continue reading Finals Week with Wagner