Freshmen

Dean Dingman at Convocation
College Administration

Dingman to Step Down at End of Academic Year

​Dean of Freshmen Thomas A. Dingman ’67 will step down at the end of the academic year after 13 years in the position and 45 years at Harvard.

Student Life

Ahead of The Game, Harvard and Yale Establish New 'Sister' Relationships for Freshmen

Harvard freshmen will now be able to stay overnight for The Game under new “sister” relationships between Harvard and Yale.

Apley Court
On Campus

Headphones, White Noise Machines Dull Construction Clamor in Apley Court

The 30 freshmen living in Apley Court do not have to worry about the honking and clanging emanating from the Smith Campus Center construction site anymore.

Student Life

Campus Gears Up for Halloweekend

The College has provided support for Halloween events such as Fright Night, for freshmen only, and Currier House's Heaven and Hell, free to all undergraduates.

Freshmen

The Ties that Bind: Welcoming Freshmen into House Life

For some first-year students, the transition to House life is difficult. The Houses are larger than most freshman dorms, and further from the Yard. Most importantly, they can be intimidating.

Freshman Family Weekend
Undergraduate Council

UC To Fund Alternative Family Weekend Event

The UC passed legislation sponsoring an event for students whose family cannot attend Freshman Family Weekend.

First Year Mixer at Harvard College Women's Center
Student Groups

First Year Mixer at Harvard College Women's Center

Students embrace at the First Year Mixer at the Harvard College Women’s Center Wednesday evening. At this mixer, freshmen learned about the different resources that the Women’s Center offers.

Student Life

Pilot Pre-Orientation Program Solicits Student Input, Searches for Director

Planning for the College’s newest pre-orientation program targeted at students from first generation, low-income, and under resourced high schools marches forward as the program irons out logistics and solicits student input.

Scarborough Speaks at Democracy Center Event
LGBT

Administrators Considering Expanding Freshman Gender-Neutral Housing

The College is currently reviewing proposals to add a gender-neutral housing option for freshman, according to Director of BGLTQ Student Life Sheehan D. Scarborough ’07.

Freshman First Day of Class
Freshmen

Freshman First Day of Class

The freshman class, introduced to the College at the Convocation ceremony Tuesday, attended their first day of classes on Wednesday.

Straus B
Freshmen

Straus B

Residents of Straus B entryway gather for a group photo ahead of Freshman Convocation on Tuesday.

Amanda R. Powers '21 & Eliel T. E. Ig-Izevbekhai '21
Freshmen

Amanda R. Powers '21 & Eliel T. E. Ig-Izevbekhai '21

Amanda R. Powers '21 and Eliel T. E. Ig-Izevbekhai '21, residents of Grays Middle entryway, hold up the banner for their dorm during the procession to Tercentenary Theater for Convocation on Tuesday.

Weld group photo
Freshmen

Weld group photo

Weld residents pose for a photo in Harvard Yard ahead of their Freshman Convocation on Tuesday.

Harvard 2021 Class Photo
College

Harvard 2021 Class Photo

Members of the Class of 2021 gather for their class photo following Freshman Convocation on Tuesday. The class photo is taken annually on Widener steps.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
College

Faust at 2021 Convocation

University President Drew G. Faust speaks at the Class of 2021's Freshman Convocation.