Despite ‘Gloomy’ Weather, Harvard College Admits Enjoy Visitas 2023
Newly admitted students did not let rain showers dampen their spirits for Harvard College’s Visitas weekend.
Will You Say Yes To Harvard?
You might think you have what it takes, but do you really? Will you make the wisest decision of your life in a week’s time? Will you open your application portal and check yes to committing? Flyby might not have a crystal ball—ours got confiscated in 2013—but answer a few questions, and we’ll give you our best (95.7% accurate) guess on whether or not Harvard’s in your future.
Visitas Bingo 2023!
Ah, Visitas. The place you’ll either meet friends for life or friends who you’ll lose to the Bulldog Days they won’t let you forget they’re attending after. Go make the most out of it and try to get Bingo!
27 Vocab Words for the Class of 2027
Welcome to Harvard, Class of 2027! As you take your first few steps on campus, there's a lot awaiting you here, and it can honestly get very confusing very quickly. Here at Flyby, we offer you an important resource: our annual breakdown of Harvard lingo for the Class of 2027!
The Real 3 Lies of Harvard
Flyby shares the real three lies of Harvard that we’ve learned over the course of our years here thus far.
Top 10 Things All Prefrosh Absolutely Need to Know!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard! We know there’s so much information to take in about our wonderful institution, and it can be overwhelming. Well, we at Flyby, being the benevolent publication that we are, have decided to make things easier for you. Here are the top 10 things you need to know about Harvard.
Things to Do during Visitas That Aren’t on the Programming
Dear Class of 2027, if you want the real rundown about how to spend your ~transformative~ Visitas look no further than this article! Flyby has your back on fun and realistic alternatives to simulate the Harvard experience when the scheduled programming doesn’t seem to be the move.
5 Essential Apps for Visitas
Ready to visit and witness firsthand the transformative experience Harvard can offer but unsure of where to start? Worry not; fitting in is as easy as downloading these five apps on your phone.
Make the Most Out of Your Visitas
Visitas is most students’ first taste of Harvard life and all it has to offer, and obviously we all know the weight that first impressions hold. Here are six tips for how to make the most out of your Visitas experience! (Spoiler alert, it does NOT include Tasty Basty.)
How to: Visit Harvard Without Visiting Harvard
So you got accepted into Harvard but can’t make it to Visitas? You’ve got nothing to worry about! There are tons of amazing resources out there that will help you get a better idea of what life at Harvard looks like. Coming from someone whose first time on campus was quite literally her move-in day, here are a few things I found useful.
How to: Not Get Lost During Visitas
Visitas is an exciting yet mentally draining time. From making new friends to vibe-checking the college, your brain will be positively overstimulated. Save yourself the extra anxiety of getting lost in an unfamiliar campus by following these Flyby-approved steps.
How to: Do's and Don'ts for Visitas Hosts
You signed up to host for Visitas, but how can you be the best host on campus? How do you make your prefrosh love Harvard? How do you make them commit? Here are Flyby’s dos and don’ts to accomplish all of the above and more:
Guide to Visitas
Another year, another passing over of traditions and excitement. And this weekend, Harvard is gearing up to welcome the newly admitted class of 2027 to VISITAS 2023! If you're a Harvard undergraduate confused about how Visitas works because yours was online or if you're a pre-frosh looking forward to a weekend full of adventure, or if you're just here to ~vibe~ with Flyby, we have all you need with Flyby's Guide to Visitas 2023!
‘The Deciding Factor’: Admitted Students Swarm Campus for First In-Person Visitas Since 2019
Prospective freshmen clad in Harvard merch and red lanyards swarmed campus this weekend for the College’s first in-person Visitas 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.
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.
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.
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?
Visitas Is Back
After two years of virtual Visitas, the program for newly admitted students is returning to campus on Sunday and Monday for the Class of 2026.
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.
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.
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.