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Freshmen

Freshman Survey Pt. 1 Graphic
College

Survey Finds Class of 2025 Disproportionately Wealthy

Though they are starting their college careers amid a pandemic that shows no sign of abating, in other ways the Class of 2025 is similar to classes that came before it.

Class of 2025 Convocation
Freshmen

Class of 2025 Convocation

Members of the Class of 2025 assemble on the steps in front of Widener Library to take their class photograph.

Class of 2025 Admitted Students
College

College Expects 1,962 Freshmen This Fall As Record-High 85% of Admits Will Join Class of 2025

A record-high 85 percent of admits accepted their spots in Harvard College’s Class of 2025, meaning the College expects an unprecedented 1,962 freshmen to enroll this fall, it announced Sunday morning.

Surprise Snow Day
Student Life

Freshmen Adjust to Spring Accommodations Amid Virtual Semester

When the College announced it would prioritize bringing upperclassmen back for the spring, some freshmen flocked to off-campus apartments while others opted to stay home.

Friends Met On Internet
Features

Flyby Investigates: How are Freshman Getting Cuffed?

For freshmen living on campus last semester (or, honestly, anywhere else), it seems that finding a quarantine boo moved way up on the priority list. So how did we get here? Our very own freshman writer breaks down the new Covid dating culture, and how somehow plenty of freshman found love in a global pandemic.

Friends Met On Internet
Flyby Blog

Friends Met On Internet

Chandler of "Friends," discussing how many of our friendships (and relationships) look nowadays

International Freshmen Challenges Graphic
College

The ‘Second’ Class of 2024

More than 20 international freshmen interviewed said their first semester of college was marked by nocturnal schedules, social isolation, and inadequate support from the College. Many said they feel pessimistic that things will get better this spring.

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College

‘Tumultuous but Valuable’: Harvard Freshmen Adjust to College Life in Unprecedented First Semester

The ongoing global pandemic has disrupted every aspect of higher education. Freshmen who lived on Harvard’s campus this fall adapted to daily coronavirus tests and virtual socialization, but still looked back on their unprecedented first semester as an overall positive experience.

Housing Day
College

After Virtual Semester, Freshmen Navigate the Pressures of Blocking

For members of the Class of 2024, the infamously stressful blocking process may be extra fraught due to pandemic-era social restrictions.

Pandemic Blocking
House Life

Pandemic Blocking

Athletics Complex
College

Class of 2025 Athletic Recruits Say Potential Pandemic Postponements Won’t Faze Them

Despite the Ivy League’s decision to cancel fall sports, many athletic recruits committed to the Harvard College Class of 2025 say they stand by their choice.

Class of 2024 Freshman Survey
Features

The Crimson's Freshman Survey: Meet the Class of 2024

The Crimson’s survey of more than 76 percent of incoming freshmen in Harvard College’s Class of 2024 asked them about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and opinions of Harvard’s response to it.

Students walking in Harvard Yard
College

Freshmen 'Disappointed' by Invitation to De-densified Harvard Campus

Admitted freshmen were the only College class invited back to campus for the fall Monday morning, but many in the Class of 2024 said they are displeased with the arrangements.

Class of 2023 Picture
On Campus

Class of 2023 Picture

Despite the rain, the Class of 2023 gathered to take a class photo, an annual tradition for the first-year class after attending convocation.

Matthews Hall
On Campus

Matthews Hall

Matthews Hall is a first-year dorm located in the heart of Harvard Yard, known for its distinctive entrance arches.

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