Take this fun quiz to figure out what type of Harvard-wide email you are!

1) When you’re with friends, how do you make them laugh?

A) Make the ultimate Dad joke

B) Tell an academic joke that goes over their heads

C) You don’t. You tell them something sad instead

D) Say “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”

2) How do you spend your free time?

A) Constantly texting people if they want to do something or go out

B) Reading books or pursuing other academic endeavors

C) Staring out the window, waiting for the next time it snows

D) In Harvard University Health Services

3) What is your approach to dating?

A) The hopeless romantic

B) The realist

C) The heartbreaker

D) Love doesn’t exist — it’s just neurons firing

4) What’s your favorite place to study at Harvard?

A) The Smith Campus Center

B) The Yard

C) Wherever it’s the coldest

D) Wherever you can get the most vitamin D

5) Out of these options, you agree most with the idea that people …

A) Take you for granted

B) Feel ambivalent about you

C) Misunderstand you

D) Treat you like the plague


Mostly A’s … You’re the Office of Student Engagement’s Weekly Events Newsletter! Are you noticed all the time? No. But you’re definitely there, and are always down to hang out with friends. A total extrovert (sometimes overly so), you’re the glue that holds your friend group together.

Mostly B’s … You’re any Canvas notification email! You’re an academic — and a studious one at that. Whenever you can, you use the deductive powers of logic to solve your problems. Those kinds of skills can get you far, but it can also overly inflate your ego.

Mostly C’s … You’re a snow day-related email (that usually informs people that classes are still happening)! But you’re just misunderstood. You don’t want to tell people that the world isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but sometimes you just have to. Nothing wrong with that! Just make sure your truth-telling doesn’t make you cold or distant.

Mostly D’s … You’re a there’s-a-new-disease-going-around email! Your approach to everything is scientific — some might say overly scientific. Still, you’re a meme master and love to party, which often leads you to seek medical attention.

Which Harvard-wide email did you get? Were we right? Let us know in the comments!