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Freshmen

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
College

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
College

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
Freshmen

First-Year Experience Office

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

Housing Day 2022
College

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
Crime

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.

Freshman Family Weekend
College

Freshmen Parents Brave Strike, Storms for Family Weekend

Parents, siblings, and relatives of the Class of 2025 had to dodge strikers and escape storms this weekend as they visited Harvard for First-Year Family Weekend.

Freshman Family Weekend
Freshmen

Freshman Family Weekend

Catie Thai '25 with her parents in Harvard Yard Friday.

Sawyer B. Cooper
College

Sawyer B. Cooper

Anthony Rincon
College

Anthony Rincon

Hixon C. Foster
College

Hixon C. Foster

Anna V. Volpp
College

Anna V. Volpp

Carl Ma
College

Carl Ma

Yard Closure
College

University Temporarily Restricts Access to Harvard Yard

The University is closing Harvard Yard to the public every evening through mid-October, requiring affiliates entering the Yard to show their Harvard ID to security guards between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m., during which only Johnston, Thayer, Widener, and Solomon Gates are open.

Freshman Survey Data 2021
Student Life

Freshman Recruited Athletes Less Ethnically Diverse than Previous Years, Survey Reports

One major subset of the Class of 2025 — recruited athletes — is more predominantly white than in previous years, according to the results of The Crimson’s annual freshman survey.

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