Doctor Who police box appears on top of MIT building

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

What's the Time Lord up to between the end of his latest season and the events of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special? Based on the location of the TARDIS this week, he's heading back to school!

A few days ago, Melanie McCue spotted the TARDIS on a rooftop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But before you start coming up with theories as to why the Doctor would be enrolling at MIT ... it turns out that new student orientation begins this week, and it was just one of the many pranks traditionally played at the start of the academic year.

If you look closely at the sign on the front door, you can make out the words FREE FOR USE OF HACKERS and DO NOT OPEN, but not the words in between. So if you happen to be wandering a rooftop at MIT this week and can read the rest, let us know!

(via io9)