Harvard Yard

Sun in the Stacks
Libraries

Sun in the Stacks

English Department graduate student David A. B. Nee reads by the September sun in the Widener Library stacks.

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation
Freshmen

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation

Freshmen in Weld cheer at the Freshman Convocation on Tuesday as their dorm was called and officially welcomed to Harvard. This year’s Convocation, a recent tradition that was instituted first for the Class of 2013, featured speakers such as Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who encouraged students to be “skeptical idealists rather than cynics” throughout their time at the College.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016
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Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016

2016 Class Picture
Commencement

Harvard University Graduation Week 2016

2016 Class Picture
College

2016 Class Picture

A photographer prepares to take the class photo for the Class of 2016 in Harvard Yard on Tuesday.

Depart to Serve Better Thy Country and Thy Kind
College

Depart to Serve Better Thy Country and Thy Kind

Members of the Class of 2016 exit Harvard Yard via Dexter Gate after posing for their class photo on Widener Steps.

Spring Screaming
College

Slippery and Streaking, Primal Scream Runners Storm Yard

Slipping, shouting, and streaking, herds of naked students participated in the biannual tradition of Primal Scream at midnight on Thursday morning, blowing off steam on the last night before final exams commence.

Security in the Yard
Crime

Citing Recent Thefts, Students Call for Security Cameras

In response to recent thefts in River Houses and Harvard Yard dormitories, the Undergraduate Council’s Student Life Committee issued a memo last week expressing support for exterior security cameras outside of residence halls. ​

Steve Aoki's Selfie
College

Photos of the Weekend 04.24.16

Extension School Protest
On Campus

Extension School Protest

Extension School students protest differences in the degree that the Harvard Extension School grants.

Harvard Yard During Visitas
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Harvard Yard During Visitas

Students accepted into the Class of 2020 explore Harvard Yard during Visitas this weekend.

Warmer Days Ahead
Harvard Yard

Warmer Days Ahead

The colorful chairs that have become a staple of the Yard for the warmer months were placed back in Harvard Yard this week. The chairs were first added to the Yard in 2009 as part of the Harvard Common Spaces effort to make the Yard more accessible for the entire community

The Drop-Off
Allston

Harvard-Allston Shuttle Bridges Expanding Campus

The Allston Campus Express shuttle's daily journey bears witness to Harvard’s recent expansion into Allston.

House Life

Students Push for Freshman Gender Neutral Housing

While incoming freshmen can indicate sleeping schedules, rooming-size preferences and music tastes on housing applications, the ability to preference gender-neutral housing remains to be seen, causing some students to voice concern over the lack of an option.

Housing Day
College Life

Housing Day

Upperclassmen rally around the John Harvard statue before delivering letters to freshmen notifying them of their house placement. In recent decades, Housing Day has grown into a holiday for students at the College.