‘It Warmed Our Hearts’: Families Arrive on Campus for First-Year Family Weekend
This weekend, parents, siblings, and family members flooded Harvard Yard to participate in First-Year Family Weekend, hosted by the Dean of Students Office.
First-Year Outdoor Program Returns to the Outdoors
Last month, hundreds of Harvard students emerged from the New England wilderness having completed, for the first time since 2019, the First-Year Outdoor Program outdoors.
Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation
Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.
In-Person Visitas Set to Return After Two-Year Hiatus
After welcoming the past two undergraduate classes to Harvard virtually, the College will greet admitted students in the Class of 2026 during the first in-person Visitas weekend since 2019.
With Uptick in Advisees, Some of Harvard’s Freshman Proctors Report Burnout and Tension with Administrators
The large size of Harvard College's freshman class this year has augmented proctors' workloads, which some say has created burnout and worsened the quality of freshman advising.
First-Year Experience Office
Harvard College's First-Year Experience Office is located at 6 Prescott St. in Cambridge.
Housing Day 2022
After freshmen recieve their upperclassmen housing assignment, they will eat in Annenberg Hall alongside members of the house they get placed into.
Three Freshman Dorms Burglarized, Prompting HUPD Advisory
Harvard Yard was struck by three burglaries in nine days, with students in Canaday Hall, Mower Hall, and Wigglesworth Hall reporting trespassers and stolen laptops.
Freshmen Parents Brave Strike, Storms for Family Weekend
Parents, siblings, and relatives of the Class of 2025 had to dodge strikers and escape storms this weekend as they visited Harvard for First-Year Family Weekend.
University Temporarily Restricts Access to Harvard Yard
The University is closing Harvard Yard to the public every evening through mid-October, requiring affiliates entering the Yard to show their Harvard ID to security guards between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m., during which only Johnston, Thayer, Widener, and Solomon Gates are open.
Freshman Recruited Athletes Less Ethnically Diverse than Previous Years, Survey Reports
One major subset of the Class of 2025 — recruited athletes — is more predominantly white than in previous years, according to the results of The Crimson’s annual freshman survey.
Survey Finds Class of 2025 Disproportionately Wealthy
Though they are starting their college careers amid a pandemic that shows no sign of abating, in other ways the Class of 2025 is similar to classes that came before it.
Class of 2025 Convocation
Members of the Class of 2025 assemble on the steps in front of Widener Library to take their class photograph.
College Expects 1,962 Freshmen This Fall As Record-High 85% of Admits Will Join Class of 2025
A record-high 85 percent of admits accepted their spots in Harvard College’s Class of 2025, meaning the College expects an unprecedented 1,962 freshmen to enroll this fall, it announced Sunday morning.
Friends Met On Internet
Chandler of "Friends," discussing how many of our friendships (and relationships) look nowadays
Flyby Investigates: How are Freshman Getting Cuffed?
For freshmen living on campus last semester (or, honestly, anywhere else), it seems that finding a quarantine boo moved way up on the priority list. So how did we get here? Our very own freshman writer breaks down the new Covid dating culture, and how somehow plenty of freshman found love in a global pandemic.
Freshmen Adjust to Spring Accommodations Amid Virtual Semester
When the College announced it would prioritize bringing upperclassmen back for the spring, some freshmen flocked to off-campus apartments while others opted to stay home.
The ‘Second’ Class of 2024
More than 20 international freshmen interviewed said their first semester of college was marked by nocturnal schedules, social isolation, and inadequate support from the College. Many said they feel pessimistic that things will get better this spring.
‘Tumultuous but Valuable’: Harvard Freshmen Adjust to College Life in Unprecedented First Semester
The ongoing global pandemic has disrupted every aspect of higher education. Freshmen who lived on Harvard’s campus this fall adapted to daily coronavirus tests and virtual socialization, but still looked back on their unprecedented first semester as an overall positive experience.