What Do Harvard Students Do for Fun?

By Sara Joe Wolansky

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Harvard students spend the bulk of their time either curing cancer or developing apps. But we can exclusively reveal, however, that Harvard students do indeed set aside precious time for leisure activities. Maybe you're imagining socializing with friends, or some good ol' partying? Neither, as a matter of fact!

Instead, Harvardians have the most fun by participating in extracurricular activities—those, at least, have a place on their resumés. So what kinds of extracurricular activities do they deem worthy of their time? You know, instead of proving Fermat’s Last Theorem. Take the quiz below to see if you can guess what these promising youths do for fun!

1. Which club actually exists?

a) Harvard Undergraduate Subsistence Farmers

b) Harvard Undergraduate Ant Farmers

c) Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers

d) Harvard Undergraduate Birdhouse Makers

2. Which club acronyms are real?

a) MIHNUET (Music In Hospitals & Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy)

b) VANGOGH (Valedictorian Artist Novices Granting Objective Grandiose Hyperboles)

c) HURAA! (Harvard Undergraduates Raising Autism Awareness!)

d) YOLO (Yearly Official Literacy Objective)

e) HOLLA! (Harvard Officials Living Life Awesomely!)

3. Which club serves the purpose of bringing Japanese comedy to the West?

a) Veritas

b) Varietas

c) Visitas

d) Securitas

4. Which club is real?

a) Harvard College Association For the Promotion of International Exploration

b) Harvard College Association For the Promotion of Intercollegiate Extension

c) Harvard College Association For the Promotion of Interplanetary Expansion

5. Which society of music enthusiasts is actually on campus?

a) Adams House Society of Trinidadian Oboe Players at Harvard College

b) Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers at Harvard College

6. Which of these business clubs actually exists on campus?

a) Veritas Financial Group (VFG)

b) Veritas Consulting Group (VCG)

c) Harvard Financial Analysts Club (HFAC)

d) Harvard Investing Club (HIC)

e) Harvard College Consulting Group (HCCG)

f) Harvard College Accounting Group (HCAG)

g) Harvard College Venture Capitalists (HCVC)

h) Harvard College Venture Partners (HCVP)


1.     c
2.     a and c
3.     b
4.     c
5.     b
6.     a, c, e, and h

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