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Reading Period

The View From Lamont
Flyby Blog

How to Make the Most of a Late Final

It can be tough to watch your friends pack up and head home when you still have finals left. However, there are some perks to a late final.

Books
Flyby Blog

The Five Stages of Writing Papers

Writing a final paper is an experience, to say the least. We've broken it down into five critical stages.

L'eau de Lamont
Flyby Blog

Reading Period Roundup

Need a few breaks during reading period? Here are some of the on-campus highlights.

Flyby Blog

Bracing Yourself for Reading Period

You should probably start packing for summer, like, now.

Serentiy Room
Flyby Blog

How to Practice Self-Care During Reading Period and Finals

When you’re stressed and tired, your work performance and efficiency suffers as well. Taking some time to relax can actually save you time in the long run.

Cabot Science Library
Libraries

For Reading Period, Lamont Adjusts Weekend Hours

Some libraries on campus are changing their hours and accessibility to accommodate the deluge of cranky students cramming at the last minute before their exams.

The Scream
Student Life

The Scream

Braving the cold December air, hundreds of students gather in Harvard Yard late Friday night in anticipation of Primal Scream.

Khurana Tacos
College

Khurana Tacos

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana hands out tacos to students Monday night outside Cabot House as a stress reliever during reading period.

You Can Do It!
Literature

You Can Do It!

Sarah L. McCuskee '13 works diligently on a paper for her tutorial in literature.

Halloween Costumes: Netflix and Chill
Flyby Blog

Netflix is Downloadable Now So Say Goodbye to Your Productivity

You can kiss those pity A-minuses goodbye! Hello, procrastination.

Spring Screaming
College

Slippery and Streaking, Primal Scream Runners Storm Yard

Slipping, shouting, and streaking, herds of naked students participated in the biannual tradition of Primal Scream at midnight on Thursday morning, blowing off steam on the last night before final exams commence.

Spring Screaming
College

Spring Screaming

Students gather in Harvard Yard at midnight before finals period to relieve stress through a spring Primal Scream.

Hitting the Books
Flyby Blog

Best Spots to Cry During Reading Period

​If you’re finding that the stress of impending exams is making you go through a box of tissues a day, don’t worry; it’s perfectly natural to get a bit (a lot) teary-eyed at this time of year. However, your snot-covered crying face is probably less than cute and sobbing in a fetal position in the middle of Lamont cafe is probably less than optimal. Never fear—we’ve got you covered with a list of the best places to have your reading period emotional breakdowns.

College

Scene and Heard: Food During Finals

​Finals period is coming, and with it, the need for non-HUDS food is stronger than ever before. To help you through Harvard’s hell week, FM has compiled a list of ways to get a satisfying—and cheap—culinary fix.

CS50 in Widener
Flyby Blog

Non-Advice For Reading Period and Finals

With reading period coming up, students have been subjected to a treasure trove of advice from friends, family, and administrators. The following are the five pieces of advice you’d rather not hear.

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