Encampment Barriers

Harvard To Install 3-Foot Barriers During Freshmen Move Out as Yard Remains Occupied

Harvard Campus Services will install three-foot orange barriers in certain locations around the pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard as part of a plan to ensure safety during freshmen move out.

Matthews Hall

Freshmen Say Noise From Harvard Yard Encampment Not Disruptive, Despite DSO Email

Despite administrators saying that noise from the pro-Palestine encampment has “disrupted” freshmen living spaces, many students who live in adjacent dorm buildings said the weeklong protest has not been a disturbance.

Graphic Freshman Survey

Class of 2027 By the Numbers

Each fall, The Crimson surveys freshmen about their backgrounds, academic aspirations, and lifestyles. In this year’s installation, The Crimson also asked students for their views on artificial intelligence and admissions. Scroll through the interactive graphs and charts on the following pages for a visual representation of the Class of 2027.

Sever Hall 2

SAT Scores of Recruited Athletes Trail Other Students by 160 Points, Per Class of 2027 Survey

The SAT scores of recruited athletes in the Class of 2027 trailed those of non-athletes by more than 160 points, according to The Crimson’s survey of the freshmen class.

Fox Club FM

Nearly Half of Surveyed Male Harvard Freshmen Interested in Joining Final Clubs, Other Social Orgs

Even though recruitment for Harvard’s exclusive social organizations — final clubs — generally takes place in a class’ sophomore fall, the topic is top of mind for a number of members of the Class of 2027.

Harvard Admissions Office

More than 60 Percent of Surveyed Harvard Freshmen Do Not Support Legacy Admissions

The first installment of a four-part series on The Crimson’s Class of 2027 survey examines students’ views on affirmative action, diversity, and legacy.

Dean Khurana Snaps Selfie with Student at Convocation

Gay, Khurana Welcome Harvard College Class of 2027 at Convocation Punctuated by Protest

Dean of College Rakesh Khurana and University President Claudine Gay welcomed the Class of 2027 to Harvard at Convocation during a ceremony Monday marked by tradition, speeches, and activism.

Weather: Harvard Yard
Student Life

‘It Warmed Our Hearts’: Families Arrive on Campus for First-Year Family Weekend

This weekend, parents, siblings, and family members flooded Harvard Yard to participate in First-Year Family Weekend, hosted by the Dean of Students Office.


First-Year Outdoor Program Returns to the Outdoors

Last month, hundreds of Harvard students emerged from the New England wilderness having completed, for the first time since 2019, the First-Year Outdoor Program outdoors.

Convocation Class Picture
Student Groups

Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

Visitas Is Back

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.

Harvard's Freshman Dorms

With Uptick in Advisees, Some of Harvard’s Freshman Proctors Report Burnout and Tension with Administrators

The large size of Harvard College's freshman class this year has augmented proctors' workloads, which some say has created burnout and worsened the quality of freshman advising.

First-Year Experience Office

First-Year Experience Office

Harvard College's First-Year Experience Office is located at 6 Prescott St. in Cambridge.

Housing Day 2022

Housing Day 2022

After freshmen recieve their upperclassmen housing assignment, they will eat in Annenberg Hall alongside members of the house they get placed into.

Burgled Dorms

Three Freshman Dorms Burglarized, Prompting HUPD Advisory

Harvard Yard was struck by three burglaries in nine days, with students in Canaday Hall, Mower Hall, and Wigglesworth Hall reporting trespassers and stolen laptops.