House Life

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Office Uses Coffee Chats to Encourage Study Abroad

Since the beginning of the semester, the Office of International Education has used a new coffee chat program to reach out to students in Harvard’s 12 undergraduate Houses in the hopes of attracting more students to study abroad programs.

HUPD at Quad Formal
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HUPD at Quad Formal

Security officers watch over the Quad Formal Friday. Though HUPD is present around campus all hours of the day, extra security is required for formals and similar events, adding an additional cost to event budgets.

HUPD at Quad Formal
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In Formal Planning, Students Budget for Security and Safety

Students organizing on-campus formals are remembering to arrange for security in addition to all the other costs associated with the event, prompting concerns over expenses for some House Committees.

Harvard Pow Wow
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Photos of the Weekend 05.01.16

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Common App To Increase Gender-Identity Options

​High school applicants to Harvard will have more options to indicate their gender identity through the Common Application starting this summer.

Border Cafe
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In New Initiative, UC Hopes to Create Alternative Social Spaces

After a year of planning, the first installment of the UC’s Club 1636, an initiative to provide campus-wide social events, is set to take place Wednesday evening in the basement of Tex-Mex eatery Border Cafe.

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. ​

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College Funds Pre-Yardfest Neighborhood Block Parties

In a collaboration with the Office of Student Life, the Undergraduate Council, and the House Committees, this year the College will hold four pre-Yardfest neighborhood block parties starting at 3 p.m. that day, each with free food, drinks, and entertainment for all.

The Naked Rule
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The Naked Rule

Wyatt M. Robertson '18 stands armed with a plastic toy gun and ready to drop his towel if need be while playing 'Assassins' in Quincy House on Tuesday evening. According to game rules, participants can only "shoot" targets with the same attire. "So if someone comes at me, I just drop my towel and people can't shoot me," Robertson explained.

Winthrop HoCo Meeting
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Winthrop HoCo Meeting

Winthrop House Committee Members meet to discuss House life initiatives.

Leverett HoCo Meeting
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Leverett HoCo Meeting

Leverett House Committee Members discussed House life during their weekly meeting on Sunday night.

HoCo Funding Comparison Infographic
House Life

HoCo Funding Comparison Infographic

Per Capita HoCo Budgets for Each House

Winthrop HoCo Meeting
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Holding Down the House: HoCos at Harvard

Addressing issues ranging from hot breakfast to security guidelines, the House committees have historically been active participants in the residential experience at the College.

Harvard Yard During Visitas
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Record Number of Prospective Freshmen Attend Visitas

Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.