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Flyby Investigates: Ways To Stay Motivated for the Last Weeks of the Semester

With every month, it grows exceedingly more difficult to stay at least somewhat motivated and catch up on the 10 lectures you’ve missed. Luckily, flyby is here to help you finish off the last stretch of the semester strong!

How To: Make Friends (And Foes) During Virtual Visitas

During Visitas, you’ll hear from several important grown-ups about the ~transformative experience~ that awaits, but you’ll also have the chance to interact with classmates for the first time! Read on for a few helpful tips on how to make friends (or perhaps foes) during Virtual Visitas.

Advice From: Admin, Faculty, and Staff

With Visitas and college decisions in full swing, you may be in need of some helpful advice. Like, actual, real adult advice. Lucky for you, we've got some of Harvard's most esteemed (and friendly!) administrators, faculty, and staff to pass on some wise words.

Everything I Didn’t Learn From Virtual Visitas

Once upon a time, I was disappointed when I learned Visitas was turned into Virtual-tas. So here you go, pre-frosh. Here’s a short list of all the things I didn’t learn from Virtual Visitas that I wished I had.

How to: Not Feel Completely Overwhelmed During Virtual Visitas

Welcome, Class of 2025, to the magical land of Harvard! Your first stop is Visitas, the university’s admitted students weekend and your first official taste of college life. Before you begin your journey, here are Flyby's ins and outs on how to stay calm and not be totally overwhelmed by these chaotic few days.

Plan Your Virtual Visitas and We'll Predict Your Harvard Future

Wondering what vibes your Virtual Visitas habits give off? Hoping to get a sense for what your life will actually be like at Harvard? Check out this quiz and let our writer completely psychoanalyze all of your decisions! (jk, we promise it's not that deep)

Advice From: Class of 2021

Virtual Visitas feeling a bit overwhelming? Not really sure what this whole "college" thing is even about? After going through just about every up and down college has to offer, our senior writers are here with a few words of wisdom to pass along as their time at Harvard comes to an end.

Virtual Visitas Bingo

Visitas may be online yet again this year, but that doesn't mean you can't still have the iconic Harvard experience you've been waiting for eagerly! Sure, it may all be online, but there's plenty of essential experiences you can hit to get your time at Harvard started on the right foot.

What They Won’t Tell You During Your Virtual Tour

You might have taken plenty of virtual tours by now, but it’s no secret that college tours don’t tell you the whole story. Curious about what the fabled Harvard Yard is actually like? Consider this your in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Yard, courtesy of the lovely writers of Flyby Blog.

Should You Sit Through That Random Club's Visitas Meeting?

Ah, Virtual Visitas. So many events, so little time. With the absurd amount of events happening all throughout this upcoming week, how on earth do you prioritize? Luckily, our writer has the vibe check for deciding whether you should check out that one random club's Zoom meeting, or press that "leave meeting" button ASAP.

Advice From: Class of 2024

Somehow, the Class of 2025 isn't the only one experiencing a totally virtual Visitas — Class of 2024 has been there, done that! Check out some of our freshmen writers with the inside scoop and helpful advice from the class that has truly done it all.

Guide to Visitas

Flyby Blog is proud to present our Guide to Visitas feature! Read on for tips and tricks on navigating Harvard's virtual welcome weekend.

How To: Actually Get Something Out of Virtual Visitas

For another year, Visitas is being held in the comfort of your own home. What could be better than listening to how ~transformative~ your years at Harvard will be while chilling in your pajamas in bed? Although it may be tempting to sign into Zoom and podcast the sessions as you do something else (maybe listen to the new Taylor Swift album?), we compiled a couple things that hopefully will help you actually get something out of Virtual Visitas.

Flyby Everywhere: Flyby Tries Switching Time Zones

Next up in our Flyby Everywhere column, our writers (quite literally) stepped into each other's shoes and swapped time zones for a week. With wildly different experiences during their freshman years as an international student and a student living on campus, we got a peak into just one of the many new challenges awaiting many of our international students.

How To: Enjoy An Indoor Wellness Day

So Wellness Days may not be like, amazing or anything, but at least they're something? As our very last one of the semester approaches, enjoy some cozy indoor activities to hide away from the gross Boston weather (or just enjoy listening to plenty of Taylor Swift anyways!).

Tag Yourself: Playa Bowls Edition

During this virtual semester, even the smallest things truly bring us so much joy – like, for example, one of the newer go-to food spots in Harvard Square, Playa Bowls! For those of us who want to feel like we're eating healthy but Sweetgreen just isn't quite doing it, we've got the bowl that you truly ~embody~ to order on your next visit.

Master Chef: Dorm Room Edition

So you're living on campus, and — despite your deep and endearing love for HUDS — the food is admittedly getting a bit old. Have no fear, variety is the spice of life after all! Why not try tossing on that dusty chef hat in the corner and making your own food? After all, might as well use those free microfridges.

Love It/Hate It: Discussion Posts

While these joyful (or not so joyful) assignments have always been a fan-favorite of professors, they've taken an even stronger hold on syllabi during virtual classes. Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them, maybe you're totally indifferent – either way, our writers have strong feelings and are ready to share them!

Flyby Everywhere: Day in the Life of an International Student — Pandemic Edition

For many international students, a virtual semester means changing up their sleep schedules to be basically nocturnal. Sure, that means Zoom calls at 2 a.m, but at least we get to feel a bit like Hannah Montana with her double life? Silver linings, people!

Welcome to the Harvard of Online Dating

Let’s talk about The League — and, for the first time since we came to college, NOT the Ivy League. Sad I know, but this might be refreshing. We’ll define The League today as an interesting spinoff of Tinder overwhelmed by a strange tsunami of pretentiousness.

How to Have the ~Tough~ Convos

With our iPhones in hand and an Instagram feed just waiting to be scrolled, it’s all too easy to avoid the tough, necessary, and sometimes really critical conversations. So, next time you have something to say or want to confront a friend about something on your mind, keep this guide as a reference.

Becoming a Plant Person

Sometimes I really don’t know how much longer I can continue to stare at the ~steaming~ dumpster (why does it do this??) outside of my window. Rather than buying another poster to hang in my Zoom backdrop to make myself look more edgy, I did myself a favor and invested in some beautiful, oxygen-producing plants!!

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