Snowfall Does Not Chill Housing Day Spirit

Class of 2017 Receives Housing Assignments in Annual Rite

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Tsou and her six blockmates were assigned to Quincy House, and she said that they are thrilled.

“I think, among our group, it was our first choice, but we were afraid to say it was our first choice,” she said.

Alexandra C. Tartaglia ’17 said that she and her five blockmates already feel like “energizer bunnies” after being assigned to Leverett House.

“We’re going to bring the spirit,” she said, adding that she and her blockmates felt welcome already.

Upperclassmen lined the entrance in Annenberg dining hall to welcome freshmen with music, cheers, and paraphernalia to represent their new Houses. Students said that Housing Day is a time for the entire House to come together and bond.

“It was the first time I have ever seen all of Mather united for one common cause, and it was classic Mather—we started with a party,” Berenson said. “We’ve been pumped since 6:15 in the morning.”

Breinin said that Housing Day is “one of the best days at Harvard” because of the House spirit and general excitement.

“I think one of the really great things is that everybody’s super happy for each other. It’s not really a competition among the Houses,” she said. “All the [HoCo] co-chairs are really supportive of each other, they just want to have the best experience possible for all the students who get in.”

—Staff writer Nikki D. Erlick can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @nikkierlick.

—Staff writer Brianna D. MacGregor can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @bdmacgregor.


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