Visitas


Visitas

Visitas returned to Harvard for the first time since 2019.


Student Activism Groups Join Forces to Stage Rally on First Day of Visitas

Organizers from nine campus activist groups joined forces and rallied “for justice” in Harvard Yard on Sunday, the first day of Visitas, chanting about hot-button issues from ethnic studies to prison divestment.


How To: Spot a Pre-Frosh During Visitas 2022

Since the Yard will soon be infected swarmed with ambitious 17-year-olds trying to make their way to Jefe’s and The Coop without using Google Maps, here’s Flyby’s ultimate guide on how to instantly recognize next year’s class of consulting group compers and HUA first year reps — oh wait, is that even a thing? Does anyone know? HUA reps — a little help here?


Making Friends at Visitas: Do’s and Don’ts

Visitas: Your first chance to make a good impression with the people who you’ll be seeing in the dining halls, doing group projects with, and living with for the next four years. If you play your cards right, you could meet the people who will become your best friends for the next four years, or at least the people you go to all the Visitas events with over the course of the weekend! We know the pandemic has killed everyone’s social skills, so we’re here to help you with what to do and what NOT to do.


Visitas Do’s and Don'ts For Prefrosh and Hosts

In-person Visitas is back, bringing many lucky prefrosh to campus! Several pre-frosh will brave dorm life and stay with current undergrads, who will graciously host them for the weekend. Here’s Flyby Blog’s do’s and don’ts list for prefrosh and their hosts to avoid any and all drama.


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.


What We Wished We Had Done During Visitas

After two long years, Visitas is finally back in person! So get hyped and more importantly be prepared for a weekend of fun, exploration, and learning. Here at Flyby, we know that things can be a little stressful, but rest assured because two eager writers (who sadly never got to experience in-person Visitas) are sharing what they wish they did to maximize the experience.


Dear Indecisive Pre-Frosh: Saying “No” is OK

We all make our own decisions and choose our own paths. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and that it all works out at the end. My path has brought me to Cambridge and it seems like I’ll be — happily, don’t worry — spending the next three years of my life here. But the best advice I can give any indecisive pre-frosh is to do what's right for YOU.


26 Vocab Words For the Class of 2026

With the return to campus, we’ve seen the return to our favorite Harvard lingo that we know and love (and hate). From “Berg” to “paff” to “basty” to “HUA,” not even Harvard students can keep up with the new vernacular, let alone the class of 2026. If you’re a pre-frosh or even just a Havard student who’s a little lost, look no further — we’re proud to present to you Flyby’s annual Harvard lingo breakdown: Class of 2026 edition.


Flyby's Choose Your Own Adventure: A Day at Visitas Edition

Visitas for the Class of 2026 is finally here! Get ready for the classic introduction to all things truly Harvard, no matter what this weekend has in store for you. Needing a test run before the real thing? We've got you covered! And for our dear, dear members of Class of 2024 and 2025 – here's your chance to relive those previously-virtual glory days in your own version of Visitas 2.0! ;-)


Too Hot to Handle? Let's See How Long Your Visitas Relationship Will Last

Visitas: a tradition beloved by pre-frosh and upperclassmen alike (or deeply hated, depending on who you're asking). Besides leaving with newly made friends, 100 more Instagram followers, random club merch, and free food, some of you may even be walking away with a new boo in tow. But not all relationships are built to last.... will yours?


Visitas Bingo 2022!

The time has come for pre-frosh to once again ~descend~ upon Harvard’s campus. As a result, I’ve compiled some of the most common shared traumas experiences during Visitas. Godspeed younglings.


Fun Alternatives to Sitting in Big Intro Classes

Harvard has so many cool departments and funky classes that you can take during your time here. And, exploring your interests is part of what makes college so exciting! Why not take a an animation class, a psychology seminar on cults, a bioarchaeology or a folklore and mythology class?


First Year Housing Round Up

We know you’re all asking yourselves the same questions: where exactly do freshmen live? How do they get assigned dorms? Which dorms are the best? And, what is ~The Yard~? Prefrosh, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to Flyby’s first-year housing guide, where we’ll spill the deets about the housing process and dorm life during your freshman year!


Campus Celebrities

Harvard is not only one of the most renowned schools in the world, but it also is home to many amazing people, places, and things. Whether you’re taking a nice stroll across the Yard or relaxing outside the Science Center, you are sure to run into our many campus celebrities. Make sure to read up so when an opportunity to meet some of our favorite and famous parts of Harvard strikes, you will be able to recognize it!


The Crimson's Guide to Visitas

With a return to campus comes a return to in-person Visitas! Whether you're a prefrosh looking for advice on Visitas and Harvard, or an upperclassman confused about what Visitas is, Flyby Blog — the blog of The Harvard Crimson — is here to answer all of your questions with our Guide to Visitas 2022!


Falling Back In Love With Harvard

We're (finally) back on campus, baby! A lot has changed, but one thing has stayed the same: we're glad to be here. Read on for Flyby's spotlight on fond memories, thankfulness, and hope for a almost-normal college experience!


Second Virtual Visitas Welcomes Prospective Class of 2025

Virtual Visitas, the College’s online rendition of their welcome to prospective students, begcan on Saturday and drew largely positive responses from both the students attending the events and the organizations hosting panels for the Class of 2025. Visitas events are scheduled to conclude at the end of this week.


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.


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