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Final Clubs

Pamplona Outside
Student Life

Bee Club Buzzes into Former Café Pamplona Location

The all-female Bee Club has its own clubhouse once again, thanks to a $2.2 million purchase of the building that formerly housed Café Pamplona by the club’s president, a College junior.

Pamplona Outside
Harvard Square

Pamplona Outside

The building at 12 Bow St., formerly home of Café Pamplona, was purchased earlier this year by Susana Vik '22-'23, the president of the Bee Club. A banner with the Bee Club insignia currently adorns one of the first-floor windows.

Pamplona Stairs
Harvard Square

Pamplona Stairs

The building at 12 Bow St., formerly home of Café Pamplona, was purchased earlier this year by Susana Vik '23, the president of the Bee Club.

The Owl Door 2021
Final Clubs

The Owl Door 2021

Empty Campus 2020

Ten Stories That Shaped 2020

The past twelve months were a year like no other for Harvard and the world. Under the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, students took classes from all over the globe, while pushing for social change at the University and on the political stage. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined 2020 at Harvard.

Bee & Delphic
College

Harvard Drops Social Group Sanctions

The University announced in June that it would drop its controversial sanctions against single-gendered social organizations following a Supreme Court ruling on sex discrimination.

The Fly Club
Student Life

Global Pandemic Disrupts Final Clubs’ Recruitment Plans

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of Harvard life — including the efforts of the College’s most prestigious social groups to induct hopeful sophomores.

Khurana 1
College

Khurana Defends Principles Behind Defunct Social Group Sanctions

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the principle behind Harvard’s sanctions targeting single gender social organizations in a Friday interview.

Bee & Delphic
College

Delphic and Bee Clubs’ Three-Year Marriage Ends

The co-ed Delphic-Bee Club will split into the all-male Delphic Club and the all-female Bee Club three years after merging, according to club affiliates.

Owl Party
On Campus

Owl Party

The Owl, a final club at Harvard, hosted a daytime party following the College's announcement that students must evacuate campus. During the last 5 days before vacating campus, many seniors celebrated their last four years by attending various events and parties.

Coronavirus Darties
On Campus

Coronavirus Darties

The Owl, a final club at Harvard, hosted a daytime party following the College's announcement that students must evacuate campus.

Porcellian Club Gate
College

Harvard Sanctions Single-Gender Social Clubs

In May 2016, University administrators imposed punitive sanctions on members of final clubs, sororities, and fraternities — a move that shook the social foundations of Harvard College during the latter half of the decade.

A.D. Club Meal
Student Life

A.D. Club Meal

Members of the A.D. club enjoy a meal in the clubhouse.

A.D. Club Facade
Student Life

A.D. Club Facade

The 1 Plympton Street property owned by the A.D. club ,pictured in 1968, features music store Briggs & Briggs operating out of the 1260 Mass Ave storefront.

Harvard Yard
College

In First State Court Hearing, Lawyers for Harvard and Single-Gender Social Groups Spar Over Sanctions

Attorneys for Harvard and single-gender social organizations presented opposing views of Harvard’s contentious social group sanctions in state court on Wednesday afternoon.

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