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Yardfest 2014
FlyBy Blog

A Disclaimer for Admitted Students Coming to Visitas 2015

College Life

Record Number of African Americans, Latinos Matriculate as Yield Increases

Roughly 82 percent of the 2,023 students admitted to the Class of 2018 have decided to matriculate—a figure that represents the College’s highest yield in 45 years.

The Diversity Report Demonstration

During Visitas, Student Groups Stage Demonstrations on Race, Sexual Assault

In efforts to raise awareness about campus issues, representatives from The Diversity Report and Our Harvard Can Do Better staged demonstrations for admitted students.

THUD knocks it out of the park
Student Groups

THUD knocks it out of the park

The men of THUD rock out during their first piece, "Stools."

THUD knocks it out of the park
On Campus

THUD knocks it out of the park

The members of THUD rock out during their fifth number, "Metric Lips."

Foreign Policy From McCain
Student Life

Harvard Today: Visitas Weekend - April 25-27, 2014

Happy Friday! You’ve made it to the weekend, and as we all know, it’s not just any weekend– it’s Visitas! Whether you’re excited for a prefrosh-filled weekend or not, here’s Flyby’s guide to handling Visitas:

Crowded Visitas

Prefrosh: Disguise Yourself During Visitas

Visitas is a unique, once in a lifetime experience. And if you can avoid looking like a prefrosh, you’ll enjoy it even more.


1285 Prefrosh To Descend Upon Cambridge This Weekend

Some students said that because of the late timing of Visitas, they will have already decided where they will attend college before the visit weekend.


#tbt: Admissions Website Vandalized During Prefrosh Weekend

We can’t imagine the fallout was actually that huge. This was 2001, back when most Harvard-bound high schoolers only logged on when they wanted to ask SmarterChild why they didn’t have any real friends.

Harvard Map

Learn How to Pronounce "Pfister" and More in this Harvard Pronunciation Guide

Hooked On Phonics was a long time ago for most of us, and to be honest there are a few people and places that even current Harvard students can’t pronounce. Luckily, you have this guide to help you navigate the perils of phonetics!


Pack it for Visitas? Or Leave It in High School?

To help prefrosh prepare for this year’s festivities, we’ve put together a list of things to put on or take off of your packing list for this weekend of campus exploration.


Despite Cancellation of Visitas, Yield for Class of 2017 Hits 44-Year High

Eighty-two percent of students accepted into Harvard’s class of 2017 have decided to attend Harvard—the highest yield in 44 years.

On Campus


On Campus

Harvard Helpers

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" You've heard this quote from Mr. Rogers so many times over the past week—over television, the radio, and on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. Surely it would've gotten stale by now if only it weren't so true, and here at Harvard, we've gotten to see firsthand the power of "helpers" throughout the crazy mess that was last week. Flyby thinks they deserve some recognition—so here, in no particular order, is a list of some of our favorite "Harvard Helpers."


Without Visitas, Harvard Bands Together To Welcome Prefrosh

Hundreds of prospective Harvard freshmen, many eager to see the College for the first time, had their plans interrupted by the lockdown in the Boston area Friday which forced Harvard officials to cancel the annual spring weekend for admitted students.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction