Choosing a College That Sparks Joy

One of the most important things my parents said to me during the college process was, “We want you to go where you will be happy.” This notion has stuck with me ever since, and meant a lot as someone who got into Harvard Early Action (humble brag?), but wasn’t sure that it was where I wanted to go.

An Open Letter to Those-Trying-to-Decide-on-Schools-Without-Visiting-Any-Schools

Dear All-Pre-Frosh-Trying-To-Decide-On-Schools-Without-Visiting-Any-Schools, First of all, you’re doing amazing sweetie. The hardest part of applying to college is over, and you’ll never have to write another 250 word essay about how you possess “intellectual vitality.” That is not to say that deciding a college isn’t difficult, but you definitely have the resources to help you through the process.

Advice for Virtual Visitas, From Harvard Faculty and Students

We know that navigating Visitas, and even Harvard in general if you choose to come here down the line, can be daunting and confusing, especially now that everything is virtual. With that, Flyby presents words of advice about Virtual Visitas from some of Harvard’s very own faculty and students.

Flowchart: How Will Your Virtual Visitas Go?

Excited to attend Zoom events? Dreading having to meet people for the first time over Zoom? Already have a plan to recreate Visitas at home? Even though it won’t be like the traditional Visitas, here’s a flowchart to predict how your Virtual Visitas will go.

Quiz: How Will You Meet People Remotely During Virtual Visitas?

Even if Visitas has been moved online, there are still tons of different ways to get to know your future classmates. Worried you won’t find your people? Take this quiz to find out how to form those deep relationships with your future peers.

flowchart virtual visitas design

flowchart virtual visitas design

virtual visitas communication quiz design

virtual visitas communication quiz design

Virtual Visitas (Virtualtas!) Bingo

If you get Bingo, congrats! You have no choice but to officially confirm your acceptance of admission into the Harvard Class of 2024. ​​​​​​​

open letter deciding schools design

open letter deciding schools design

How to: Have a Spicy Virtual Visitas

You used to have to worry about Recinditas, but no one can see what you do when the Zoom cameras are off. This guide will help you spice up Virtual Visitas the way quarantine permits — so here’s to a not-so-traditional transformative experience.

What to Pack for Virtual Visitas

Normally, you’d bring a carry-on and a backpack stuffed with the essentials as you head through Harvard’s gates for Visitas, but this year things will be... a little different. What should you pack for Virtual Visitas?

PSA: Guide to Virtual Visitas 2020 Is Here!

Check out Flyby’s second-ever Guide to Visitas (and first-ever Guide to ~Virtual~ Visitas) here, where we’re giving you the inside scoop on Harvard student life, advice from current undergraduates and faculty, and ways to make the most of the move to all-things-remote. Stick around for an entire week of Visitas tips from our writers. Welcome, Class of 2024!

Clark Dean’s Olympic Training Put on Pause

Needless to say, Dean’s training schedule has completely changed since the Olympics were officially postponed. While he was a couple of short months away from peaking, he now has to reverse his training schedule and essentially begin his off-season.

Stars, Stripes, and Oars

Clark Dean, pictured in the foreground, helped power these four Americans to a top-eight finish at the 2019 World Championships. The Harvard rower had hoped to earn a chance to replicate this international success at the 2020 Olympics, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put his training schedule in an uncertain place.

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