College Life

House Packages

Weeks After Move-In, River House Students Express ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Direct Dorm Package Delivery

Beginning Aug. 16, Harvard temporarily hired Olympia Moving and Storage to handle the processing and delivery of packages directly to the dorms of students living in the nine houses located along the Charles River. The change has drawn mixed reviews from students, who lauded the ease of having packages delivered to their dorms but bemoaned the system’s shortcomings.

Yard May 2021

Harvard Students Report Surge in Covid-19 Cases with Fall Semester Underway

Most freshmen arrive at Harvard College eager to participate in orientation activities, from wilderness hikes to leadership training. But this fall, some spent their first few days on campus in isolation amid a spike in Covid-19 infections.

Students walking in Harvard Yard

Harvard Students Launch Fundraisers for Morocco Earthquake Relief

Harvard students and affiliates raised more than $19,000 in donations through fundraisers for disaster relief following a deadly earthquake that hit Morocco last Friday.

Crowd with Youre at Crimson Jam 2023

‘Sunroof’ Singer Nicky Youre Lights Up Harvard Yard at Crimson Jam

Making his stage entrance to chants of “Hey Nicky, you’re so fine,” pop artist Nicky Youre called on Harvard students to put their hands up and get their heads out of the sunroof during Crimson Jam, the College’s annual fall concert.

First Day of Classes

‘Great to Be Back’: Harvard Undergrads Flock Into Classrooms for First Day of Fall Classes

Harvard undergraduates filled the University’s lecture halls for the first day of fall classes on Tuesday morning, which officially marked the end of summer and the start of a new semester.

Harvard Yard Widener Library

Harvard College Ad Board Disciplinary Actions Dropped to Seven-Year Low in 2021-22

The Harvard College Administrative Board reviewed just 17 disciplinary cases for social behavior during the 2021-22 school year — a seven-year low — according to a report released by the school earlier this year.

Primal Scream

Naked and Afraid of Finals: Students Let Out Stress by Streaking Through Harvard Yard

Washing away their finals-induced stress, undergraduates stripped, screamed, and sprinted through a rainy Harvard Yard for this semester’s installment of Primal Scream.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the SOCH

After Ramadan’s Conclusion, Harvard Muslim Students Criticize Religious Accommodations Policy

After Ramadan came to a close Friday, many of Harvard’s Muslim students criticized the College’s religious accommodations policy, citing challenges including a lack of adequate prayer facilities, poor accessibility, and insufficient dining options.

Student Life

Despite ‘Gloomy’ Weather, Harvard College Admits Enjoy Visitas 2023

Newly admitted students did not let rain showers dampen their spirits for Harvard College’s Visitas weekend.

Bow & Arrow Press
House Life

Historic Bow & Arrow Press To Leave Harvard’s Adams House Following Renovations

For more than 45 years, the Bow & Arrow Press — a student-run letterpress studio founded in 1978 — has quietly resided in the basement of one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, Adams House, serving as a gathering place and creative venue for Harvard students and alumni.

Ethnic Studies Rally

‘We Want More’: Harvard Campus Groups Continue Advocacy With Inaugural ‘Ethnic Studies Week’

Harvard students, faculty, and alumni gathered to learn about advocacy for ethnic studies during a series of events held last week.

Travis Allen Johnson Truman Scholar

Harvard Junior Travis Allen Johnson ’24 Named 2023 Truman Scholar

Harvard junior Travis Allen Johnson ’24 was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, an award dedicated to inspiring and supporting Americans from diverse backgrounds to public service, according to a Wednesday press release.

Apartheid Week BDS Wall Front Side
College Life

Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee Hosts Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee kicked off its annual Israeli Apartheid Week on Sunday, which includes a slate of events around Palestine and an art installation that received criticism from some Jewish campus organizations.

Holi 2023

Holi 2023

Vigil for Victims of Turkey, Syria Earthquake

Harvard Students Praise Undergrad Relief Efforts, Criticize Lack of University Response to Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Despite the outpouring of support within and outside the Turkish and Syrian communities on campus, Nehir Toklu ’25 said she found the University’s response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria to be “quite late” and “slightly underwhelming.”