Features and Series
Visitas Bingo 2023!
Ah, Visitas. The place you’ll either meet friends for life or friends who you’ll lose to the Bulldog Days they won’t let you forget they’re attending after. Go make the most out of it and try to get Bingo!
Will You Say Yes To Harvard?
You might think you have what it takes, but do you really? Will you make the wisest decision of your life in a week’s time? Will you open your application portal and check yes to committing? Flyby might not have a crystal ball—ours got confiscated in 2013—but answer a few questions, and we’ll give you our best (95.7% accurate) guess on whether or not Harvard’s in your future.
The Real 3 Lies of Harvard
Flyby shares the real three lies of Harvard that we’ve learned over the course of our years here thus far.
Top 10 Things All Prefrosh Absolutely Need to Know!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard! We know there’s so much information to take in about our wonderful institution, and it can be overwhelming. Well, we at Flyby, being the benevolent publication that we are, have decided to make things easier for you. Here are the top 10 things you need to know about Harvard.
27 Vocab Words for the Class of 2027
Welcome to Harvard, Class of 2027! As you take your first few steps on campus, there's a lot awaiting you here, and it can honestly get very confusing very quickly. Here at Flyby, we offer you an important resource: our annual breakdown of Harvard lingo for the Class of 2027!
Things to Do during Visitas That Aren’t on the Programming
Dear Class of 2027, if you want the real rundown about how to spend your ~transformative~ Visitas look no further than this article! Flyby has your back on fun and realistic alternatives to simulate the Harvard experience when the scheduled programming doesn’t seem to be the move.
Make the Most Out of Your Visitas
Visitas is most students’ first taste of Harvard life and all it has to offer, and obviously we all know the weight that first impressions hold. Here are six tips for how to make the most out of your Visitas experience! (Spoiler alert, it does NOT include Tasty Basty.)
5 Essential Apps for Visitas
Ready to visit and witness firsthand the transformative experience Harvard can offer but unsure of where to start? Worry not; fitting in is as easy as downloading these five apps on your phone.
How to: Visit Harvard Without Visiting Harvard
So you got accepted into Harvard but can’t make it to Visitas? You’ve got nothing to worry about! There are tons of amazing resources out there that will help you get a better idea of what life at Harvard looks like. Coming from someone whose first time on campus was quite literally her move-in day, here are a few things I found useful.
How to: Do's and Don'ts for Visitas Hosts
You signed up to host for Visitas, but how can you be the best host on campus? How do you make your prefrosh love Harvard? How do you make them commit? Here are Flyby’s dos and don’ts to accomplish all of the above and more:
How to: Not Get Lost During Visitas
Visitas is an exciting yet mentally draining time. From making new friends to vibe-checking the college, your brain will be positively overstimulated. Save yourself the extra anxiety of getting lost in an unfamiliar campus by following these Flyby-approved steps.
Guide to Visitas
Another year, another passing over of traditions and excitement. And this weekend, Harvard is gearing up to welcome the newly admitted class of 2027 to VISITAS 2023! If you're a Harvard undergraduate confused about how Visitas works because yours was online or if you're a pre-frosh looking forward to a weekend full of adventure, or if you're just here to ~vibe~ with Flyby, we have all you need with Flyby's Guide to Visitas 2023!
Flyby Tries: Writing an Article with ChatGPT
Who does it better, Flyby or ChatGPT, A.I. Journalist and Comedian?
Welcome to Lowell House! It’s home to the iconic blue bell tower, so you have probably heard of it (or its bells, at least). On top of being one of the closest houses to the Yard, Lowell is steeped in tradition and community. From weekly tea and steins to neon raves and Roman-God-themed formals, what’s not to lo(well)ve?
Welcome to Quincy House! Known for its hot breakfast and elevated dhall, Quincy lives up to its mantra: The People’s House. With a great community, welcoming faculty deans, the iconic Qube library, and superior merch, this house has something for everyone!
Welcome to Adams House! Boasting the largest student population on campus, a close-knit community, a 2-minute walk to the Yard, the oldest buildings on campus, spacious bedrooms, and newly-renovated dorms, Adams is the sought-after unicorn of Housing Market.
Welcome to Kirkland House! Yes, you’ve seen it in The Social Network, but Kirkland’s worth should not be limited to just Mark Zuckerberg’s legacy. This tiny, yet mighty, house, affectionately called “Kirk,” is seated in River West and awaits you with many unique traditions as well as an extremely tight-knit community that is hard to beat. After becoming a boar, the possibilities are endless: Want to meditate, brew some beer, or check out the comfy (as in really, really comfy) grille couches? Why not try it all!
Welcome to Winthrop House!I It's the House where the calming waves of Charles River beckons you to lounge on the hammocks in Winthrop’s gorgeous courtyards. Where the classy music of the dhall reverberates through the hall uniting the community. And where the red lion’s den reminds Winthropians to stay Throp Strong!
Welcome to Eliot House! In a beautiful corner by the riverside, Eliot is next to perfection. This hidden gem of a house has some of the best views, amenities, and community. Eliot’s bougie events and traditions make you feel like royalty — every single day of the week.
Welcome to Mather House! Mather is one of the newest houses at Harvard, built in the 70s, but don’t let the building’s tough exterior intimidate you. Inside, it’s like a warm hug — filled with an outgoing and welcoming community, singles for everyone, and some of the best ragers around — Mather has something for everyone. If you get into this house, you are one of the luckiest people alive!
Welcome to Leverett House! If you get lucky enough to be sorted into Leverett, you’re in for a ride. Leverett House is a bustling welcoming community and if you go to some of their events you might even get lucky enough to get a picture with Taylor Swift. Yes, a full size cutout of her. HoCo chair, Audrey N. Kang ’24, says: “I think that right now Lev is in a really great place. I’d say definitely Lev probably has the most momentum out of all the houses right now.”
Welcome to Dunster House! If you’re sorted into Dunster House, you’ll have the best of both worlds. Between scenic river views, shuttle stops right outside your door, and an amazing house community, any incoming Dunsterite can be confident that they won the housing lottery.
Welcome to Cabot House! Don’t let the mascot fool you: there’s nothing fishy about Cabot House. In fact, the only thing Cabot takes more seriously than fish is its slogan “Semper Cor” (which translates to “Always Heart”). Dive into the water, relax, and let Cabot glub glub its way into your heart.