Freshmen

FRESHMAN FORMAL FUN
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Flyby's Guide to Freshman Formal

As we reach the finish line of a year full of aggressive pseting and regrettably getting in touch with your inner Lamonster, you may have just forgotten how to be a normal human in a social setting. Especially all you freshmen out there, who probably still haven’t quite figured out how to non-awkwardly navigate the social scene. Freshman Formal quickly approaching (read, it’s tomorrow) and Flyby’s here to help prevent you from making a fool of yourself.

In Preparation
College

Search for New Dean of Student Life Underway

After the unexpected resignation of former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde only days before the beginning of the spring semester, a committee is now actively searching for his replacement.

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016
College

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

College

Freshman Dean’s Office Announces New Awards for Freshmen

​Award season is in full swing at Harvard. In addition to the usual slate of Fulbright and Rhodes scholars, this spring will bring with it a new set of prizes for freshmen, along with a cohort of advising award winners announced Thursday.

Freshman Fête
On Campus

Freshman Fête

As co-chairs of the freshman formal, Franci Van Rhyn ‘19 and Jamie A. Hawkins ‘19 anticipate higher attendance at the dance than in the previous year. This will be the second consecutive year that the freshman formal will be held on campus, rather than at a hotel.

Freshman Fête
College

Woodland Themed Formal Will Cap Off Freshman Year

​Preparations are underway for the freshman formal, an annual dance held for the freshman class, which will be held this year under the Science Center Plaza tent on the semester’s last day of classes, April 27.

On Campus

Freshmen Take the Stage in ‘All’s Fair!’

Although director Mitch B. Polonsky ’19 and producer Henry M.N. Brooks ’19 agree that “All’s Fair!” prioritizes comedy, the show also looks to highlight the weighty themes of its story. “I want people to be able to walk away and have a new lens for themselves to think about their own dreams and their own expectations and the compromises they’ve had to make in their own lives,” Polonsky says, “and I think [‘All’s Fair!’] provides a framework to do that.”

Harvard Project Winner
College

Freshman Enrichment Program Could Be on Horizon

First-generation students and students from under-resourced high schools entering Harvard’s freshman class could see the emergence of stronger support networks—including a possible pre-orientation program—in the coming years.

College

Freshmen Jam Annenberg for Berry Study Break

Hundreds of freshmen crowded Annenberg Hall to enjoy an assortment of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries during Tuesday’s Brain Break, but some were left with just sour grapes.

Marketing The Humanities
Advising

Marketing The Humanities

Members of a Harvard College alumni panel gather with freshmen in the Barker Center to discuss financial opportunity for those choosing to pursue a degree in the humanities. During Harvard’s Advising Fortnight, departments across the college host numerous events to attract potential concentrators.

Freshman Health Week
College

Freshman Health Week

Students participate in the Food Literacy Cook Off at Annenberg Hall. The Food Literacy Cook Off is part of the Undergraduate Council’s Freshman Health Project.

Freshman Health Week
College

Students Enjoy Coloring and Zumba During ‘Health Week’

Complete with a wide array of events ranging from a Berry Brain Break, to a Mental Health Open Mic and massages, the Freshman Class Committee kicked off a more comprehensively envisioned “Freshman Health Week” this week than in previous years.

Berry Brain Break
On Campus

Berry Brain Break

The Berry Brain Break on Tuesday drew large crowds during this week’s Freshman Health Project. The funding for this event was the subject of a large debate at the Undergraduate Council’s Sunday meeting.

Berry Brain Break
College

UC Berry Proposal Bears Fruit with Outside Funding

​After a fruitful debate during the Undergraduate Council’s Sunday meeting over the funding of Tuesday’s “Berry Brain Break,” a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health has agreed to have his department sponsor the event.

Freshmen Health Project
Undergraduate Council

Freshmen Health Project

Freshmen Undergraduate Council Representatives Jack Kelley ‘19 and Alex Popovski ‘19 sort shirts to be handed out at the kickoff event for the 2016 Freshman Health Project, a week of events to get freshmen thinking about their physical and mental health.