Harvard Yard

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
College

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.

Kirkland Jedi
Student Life

Kirkland Jedi

Michael C. Rose ’17 dressed as a jedi for Housing Day. Students in Kirkland, famous for their house spirit, staked out the John Harvard statue in the middle of the night, according to Rose.

Harvard Office of Sustainability
College

Sustainability Office Relocates to Harvard Square

Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, previously located east of the College’s campus, has moved to 14 Story St. in Harvard Square, increasing its accessibility to students.

Fire Pit Pit stop
College

Fire Pit Pit stop

Carl Leahman and Leo Koch make a stop to warm up by the fire pits in Science Center Plaza. Locals bundled up to keep warm as temperatures dropped into the single digits in Cambridge Thursday night.

Freshman Festivity
College

Holworthy Freshman Arts Room to Extend Hours

Located in Holworthy Basement, the space is commonly used for evening workshops and the artistic pursuits of freshmen, but is currently only open on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. The new initiative extends those hours to 24/7.

Club Postering
Student Groups

Students Brave Winter Chill to Claim Poster Space in the Yard

Dressed in their thickest winter coats with their breath visible in the morning air, a crowd of students eagerly gather in the Yard every Monday and Thursday morning as they wait for Facilities Maintenance Operations to clear the boards of last week's posters.

Siraj Performs at Harvard Skate Kickoff
On Campus

Siraj Performs at Harvard Skate Kickoff

Yasmin Siraj '18, a former skater with Team USA, performs at the kickoff for the Science Center plaza skating rink, which opened last Friday.