I am planning to pack ~5 schools in a span of 3 days !!
MIT (registered)/Harvard - Sep17th
Will try to squeeze Columbia on the same day (a 3.5 hr drive from Boston). Probably will skip Harvard for CBS.
Wharton - 18th
Ross - 19th (registered)
Hmm its going to be a packed 3 days !
I think squeezing MIT and Columbia is going to be difficult. You are assuming that you will spend enough morning-noon time in MIT, be able to cover the distance between Boston and NYC and still reach Columbia in time to make the trip worthwhile. I highly doubt that. ps You won't have the energy to do much at Columbia after the tiring day spent at MIT and the driving.
The program in MIT gets over by 1pm. So assuming I leave board around 1:30ish and account for traffic, I should reach NYC by 6, to catch the 6:30 info session.
The ideal plan would have been to visit Columbia the next day, but unfortunately CBS has its on campus infosessions only on Mondays and Fridays.
But again, I am attending the Sep 5th CBS session in the bay - so thinking of skipping Columbia for HBS.
I so envy the East coast people !!