College Life

Students in Smith Campus Center

Undergraduate Council Budget Will Halve After Undergraduates Waived Activities Fee in Droves

An internal email sent to the Undergraduate Council Finance Committee Thursday alerted members of an anticipated budget cut in comparison to previous years.

Harvard Glee Club Lite

Faculty-Led Music Ensembles Adapt to Virtual Rehearsals and Performances

Several faculty-led music ensembles have transitioned this fall to online auditions, rehearsals, and performances in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Harvard Yard

Students Stargaze, Adopt Cats, Cook Gourmet Meals in Off-Campus Housing

In a normal semester, Jaxson T. Hill ’23 studies stars in his astrophysics classes. This year, he gets to see them firsthand from the Utah home he and his friends rented for the semester.

Student Groups

New University Health Services Program Will Consolidate Peer Education Groups

Harvard University Health Services will combine several peer education groups aimed at undergraduates into a centralized program this year in anticipation of a fall 2021 launch.

Students walking in Harvard Yard

88 Students Declare Candidacies for Undergraduate Council Elections

Eighty-eight students declared their candidacy for 44 seats available on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, according to a list announced by the UC Election Commission in a Sunday email.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Central Administration

Harvard, Local Universities Oppose College Sports Gambling in Letter to State House

Harvard and six other local colleges and universities opposed a bill that would legalize college sports betting in a Friday letter to Massachusetts state legislators.

Bodleian Library Oxford

Study Away Option Prompts Mixed Reactions from International Students

International students who planned to pursue their studies at their local universities have grappled with grueling applications, uncertainty over the transferability of their class credits, and conflicting deadlines.

Fall Move-In
House Life

Harvard Undergraduates Tackle Week-Long Quarantine After Arrival on Campus

The interval between undergradute move-in days and the first week of classes is usually filled with students bustling in Harvard Yard, friends reuniting over meals in the dining halls, and freshmen eagerly learning how to navigate campus.

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Cambridge and Boston Residents Ambivalent about Harvard Students Returning to On- and Off-Campus Housing

As a limited number of students move into their dorms and others occupy apartments near campus, residents of the Greater Boston area are voicing concerns about the student population’s impact on their own health and safety.

Cambridge Crime

Shut Out of Campus Dorms, Harvard Students Flock to Boston and Cambridge Rentals

A sublet in Somerville. A condo in Cambridge. An apartment in Allston. Denied the opportunity to live in Harvard dorms, some upperclassmen at the College have returned to the Boston area anyway.

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Bagged Meals, Nose Swabs, and Quarantines: How Students Are Moving Into Harvard’s Dorms During the Pandemic

Before settling into their assigned dorm rooms and beginning their mandated period of quarantine, undergraduates had to complete a highly regimented series of tasks within two hours: undergoing testing, picking up their keys and a day’s worth of pre-packaged meals, and moving into their dorms.

Coronavirus Student Reax

Students Face Prohibitive Costs, Logistical Hurdles as Harvard Storage Contractor Struggles to Meet Need

Harvard undergraduates said they are dismayed and frustrated with Olympia Moving and Storage, as some students have encountered financial and logistical hurdles in retrieving the items they stored with the company after leaving campus in the middle of the spring semester.

IOP JFK Jr. Forum

Institute of Politics Introduces New Fall 2020 Stipend Program

The Institute of Politics has begun accepting applications for its new Fall 2020 Stipend Program supporting undergraduates pursuing jobs in politics and public service this semester.

Q Guide

Days Before Enrollment Deadline, Students Decry Disappearance of Course Evaluations from My.Harvard Site

When Harvard College students logged on to my.harvard earlier this week, some noticed a mysterious change: the disappearance of course ratings — known as Q Guide scores — from course listings.

Students in Smith Campus Center
Student Life

Harvard Rolls Out Pair of New Sexual Misconduct Policies in Response to Regulations

Harvard will divide its sexual misconduct policies in two in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations — one interim policy to hew to the new federal guidelines, the other to address behavior they no longer span.