shopping week


After Undergrads Rally for Shopping Week, Teaching Fellows Reiterate Job Uncertainty Concerns

Earlier this month, a petition gained more than 1,300 signatures in support of shopping week, the system in which students browse courses the first week of class prior to registering. Students rallied to preserve shopping week last Tuesday, marking the first day of voting in the referendum.


Undergrads Overwhelmingly Back Shopping Week Referendum, Elect 48 to Undergraduate Council

Harvard College students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum on shopping week and elected 48 students to the Undergraduate Council with high voter turnout, the UC Election Commission announced Friday afternoon.


As Referendum Opens, Students Rally in Support of Shopping Week

Undergraduates rallied in support of shopping week in Science Center Plaza Tuesday afternoon, waving signs and distributing fliers that read “Save Shopping Week” and “Stop Course Preview Period” to students filing out of their classes.


Shopping Week Rally

Students hold signs at a rally in support of shopping week on Tuesday.


Shopping Week Rally

Students rally on Tuesday in support of shopping week, after Harvard held an early registration period this fall for the third semester in a row.


Students Petition to ‘Bring Back Shopping Week,’ Fearing Move to Early Registration System

More than 1,300 people signed a petition this week urging Harvard to maintain “shopping week,” the period at the start of the semester in which students can attend various classes before finalizing their schedules.


Shopping Week Flyer

A flyer posted on a door in Quincy House demands the preservation of Shopping Week.


Undergraduates Give Virtual Shopping Week Mixed Reviews

Harvard undergraduates traded in-person lectures for online course previews this week, voicing mixed feelings about Harvard’s new take on shopping period, a longstanding scheduling quirk that allows students to sample classes before officially enrolling.


Silver Linings for Your Virtual Shopping Week

Shopping week is virtual? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with some ways to recognize the hidden Zoom ~blessings~ that surround us all.


How to Recreate the Panic of Shopping Week

Shopping week usually instills a sense of chaos reminding us that school is back, and there’s no reason that can’t be true this year. During this pandemic, we’re all craving a sense of normalcy. Use this guide to help continue your shopping week traditions from years past.


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How To: Get Ready for Virtual Shopping Week

Shopping week — five days of excitement for new classes, vigor from a restful summer break, and nervousness from the overwhelming course catalog. This is the first time that shopping week will be held online before the start of the semester, so here are a few tips from Flyby to make the most out of it. Extra points if you proudly wear your pajamas and eat breakfast in front of the entire class!


Large GenEd Course during Shopping Week

During shopping week, students are free to attend any lecture that piques their interest, often leading to overcrowding. After the novel coronavirus outbreak, exceeding occupancies of lecture halls may be a potential concern.


First Day of Shopping Week

Harvard Extension School class Physics I: Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion taught by Anna M. Klales meets in Science Center Hall B Tuesday, the first day of shopping week.


Shopping Week To Stay — For Now

The Faculty also sparred over and ultimately approved a proposed Quantitative Reasoning with Data requirement for the General Education program. Students beginning with the Class of 2023 must now take a class that allows them to “think critically about data.”


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