Freshmen


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.


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.


Friends Met On Internet

Chandler of "Friends," discussing how many of our friendships (and relationships) look nowadays


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.


The Crimson's Freshman Survey: Meet the Class of 2024

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.


Families Flock to Harvard for First-Year Family Weekend

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.


Harvard College Institutionalizes First-Year Retreat and Experience Program

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.


Harvard Votes Challenge Targets Freshmen With Move-In Registration Program

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.


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