Students across 11 of Harvard's 12 upperclassman houses had mixed reactions to spending the year in overflow housing as a result of larger sophomore and senior classes following gap years during the pandemic.
‘I Had to Speak’: Harvard Affiliates Decry War in Ukraine Amid Disappointment in University Response
Harvard affiliates with close ties to Ukraine or Russia were determined to support Ukraine following the February invasion by Russia. But their drive to speak out against the invasion has been coupled with growing disappointment in Harvard, which some students say has fallen short of its promises to support affected affiliates.
According to the Community Development Department, in 2021, Cambridge contained about 57,500 homes. Of these, around 8,500, or about 15 percent, are considered income-restricted housing. And the waitlist for these affordable homes? More than 20,000 names long. How did Cambridge get here?
All but one of Harvard College’s 12 upperclassman houses will place students in overflow housing next year as the school’s oversized freshman class moves out of dormitories in Harvard Yard.
In-person Visitas is back, bringing many lucky prefrosh to campus! Several pre-frosh will brave dorm life and stay with current undergrads, who will graciously host them for the weekend. Here’s Flyby Blog’s do’s and don’ts list for prefrosh and their hosts to avoid any and all drama.
We know you’re all asking yourselves the same questions: where exactly do freshmen live? How do they get assigned dorms? Which dorms are the best? And, what is ~The Yard~? Prefrosh, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to Flyby’s first-year housing guide, where we’ll spill the deets about the housing process and dorm life during your freshman year!
This Housing Day, for the first time in two years, Harvard freshmen learned about their future homes in riotous dorm-storm fashion.