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.
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.
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 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.
For members of the Class of 2024, the infamously stressful blocking process may be extra fraught due to pandemic-era social restrictions.
Despite the Ivy League’s decision to cancel fall sports, many athletic recruits committed to the Harvard College Class of 2025 say they stand by their choice.
The Crimson’s survey of more than 76 percent of incoming freshmen in Harvard College’s Class of 2024 asked them about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and opinions of Harvard’s response to it.
Admitted freshmen were the only College class invited back to campus for the fall Monday morning, but many in the Class of 2024 said they are displeased with the arrangements.
Organized annually by the Dean of Students Office, the weekend consists of activities for freshmen and their relatives, including classroom visits, museum open houses, campus tours, and meals in Annenberg Hall.
The College officially institutionalized the pre-orientation program First-Year Retreat and Experience, which aims to orient under-resourced incoming students to life at Harvard, FYRE leadership announced Tuesday.
In the first year of a new effort to bolster civic engagement among Harvard students, volunteers with Harvard Votes Challenge — a student organization focused on increasing voter turnout at Harvard — helped eligible freshmen register to vote and update their voter registration status.
This year’s Harvard freshmen — like those who came before them — are an exceedingly well-off group relative to the country at large. More than 27 percent of members of the Class of 2023 who answered a question about parental income in a recent Crimson survey said their families make $250,000 or more per year — earnings higher than 95 percent of American households.
Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office has instructed Peer Advising Fellows to not offer directive academic advice to freshmen and to instead refer students to their freshman advisers — a change some veteran PAFs say limits their ability to help freshmen.
Major interior and exterior renovations began June 4 on Harvard Hall — one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Harvard Yard — and will continue through the start of second semester, according to Faculty of Arts and Sciences spokesperson Rachael Dane.
Freshmen call on Harvard to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry as Bacow addressed their class Monday during convocation.
Emily S. Quigley will serve as the new director of Harvard’s First-Year Outdoor Program, as well as the outdoor and recreation coordinator at the Dean of Students Office, Kate Colleran — the senior director for student organizations and resources at the DSO — announced Wednesday.
Nekesa C. Straker will serve as the new senior assistant dean of residential life and first-year students starting next academic year, Associate Dean of Students Lauren E. Brandt announced in an email to undergraduates Thursday afternoon.