"House of Cards" and Housing Day Venn Diagram

The television show and the Harvard tradition

"House of Cards"

Conspiracy at the highest levels of government

You don’t want to be on Frank Underwood’s bad side

Requires Netflix subscription

House of Representatives

Determines your next 13 hours

Includes subplot with murder/computer hacking/superpower trade negotiations

The only thing people on the Internet are talking about

Housing Day

It’s not a conspiracy, seriously

You don’t want to be on any side of the Quad

Requires Harvard tuition

Greeted by representatives from Houses

Determines your next three years

Does not include any of those things

Only freshmen talk about it


Stolen from the Brits

Nothing like the real world

You can’t avoid it

You’ll stay up all night for it

Does not care about you

Over too soon