Harvard's First OWAW

Optional Winter Activities Week 2011
Courtesy of Caroline Lowe, Courtesy of Clarisse Hart, Meredith H. Keffer, Courtesy of Michael Traver, Courtesy of Victor Shnayder, and Jennifer Q. Zhu

Before classes even started, campus was teeming with students who returned a week early for Optional Winter Activities Week (OWAW). Activites ranged from the academic to the leisurely: the Harvard Shooting Club hosted an "indoor paintball brawl;" a group of students explored and studied Harvard's 3,500-acre forest in Petersham, Mass.; the Food Literacy Project taught cooking lessons; and the Martial Arts Research Institute of Salem, Mass. taught stick fighting. These featured activities represent only a small fraction of the dozens of activites hosted during Harvard's first OWAW.

Photos by Meredith H. Keffer and Jennifer Q. Zhu/The Harvard Crimson and courtesy of Clarisse Hart, Caroline B. Lowe, Michael R. Traver, and Victor Shnayder