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Student Life

‘Not What I Expected from Harvard’: Summer Research Interns Say Record Heat and Poor Communication Tarnished Experience

Faced with record-breaking heat and no air conditioning, some students on Harvard’s campus for the summer reported adverse living conditions and minimal support from program administrators.

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Some Students in Summer, Bridge Housing Report Poor Communication from Harvard

Harvard students who lived on campus over the summer reported poor communication and a lack of support regarding housing logistics from administrators.

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Student Groups

Group of Harvard Students to Develop Resources for African Refugees in Lowell

Beginning in June, a group of 10 Harvard undergraduates will work with the African Community Center of Lowell to support immigrants and refugees from African nations acclimate to life in Lowell, Mass.

Harvard restricted travel to Italy and Iran

Harvard Cancels Summer 2021 Study Abroad Programming

Harvard Summer School has suspended all study-abroad programming for the summer of 2021, citing concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


PBHA Boston-Based Summer Urban Program Convenes Virtually

Phillips Brooks House Association’s Summer Urban Program will begin virtually this Monday for roughly 550 young Boston and Cambridge students.

Harvard Yard

College Launches Scholarship Program for Summer School Courses

Harvard College announced the launch of a scholarship application for Harvard Summer School courses Tuesday morning.

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Harvard Law School

Across Harvard's Schools, Summer Programs Face Cancellations, Move Online

Many Harvard schools have cancelled or adapted their regular summer programming due to the uncertainties and risks presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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College Opens Petition for On-Campus Students to Remain in Housing Over Summer

After Harvard cancelled summer programming and as uncertainty about future semesters looms, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana outlined the process by which students may petition for summer housing in a Friday interview.

Spring in the Yard

As Harvard Summer Programing Moves Online, Students Make Contingency Plans

The coronavirus upended undergraduates’ semesters, forcing them to vacate campus more than a month ago. Now it has changed their summer plans, too — a shift students are adjusting to as they face expanding disruptions to college life.

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Harvard Summer School Moves to Online Format for 2020 Session

Harvard Summer School will hold its 2020 session online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer School Dean Sandra A. Naddaff ’75 announced to registered students in an email Monday afternoon.

University Hall

Harvard College Moves 2020 Summer Programs Online

Harvard College’s 2020 summer programming will be held entirely online due to the coronavirus crisis, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to undergraduates Monday afternoon.

University Health Services

Beijing Summer Program Cancelled as University Reinforces Coronavirus Warning

After Harvard University Health Services reiterated that University-related travel to China is “strongly discouraged” due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the 2020 iteration of Harvard Beijing Academy has been cancelled.

Kevin Ballen

Kevin Ballen

Kevin L. Ballen '22 is one of the founders of the Service Starts with Summer Program. The program, administered by the Phillips Brooks House Association, gives each participant a $1,500 stipend for completing 100 hours of work on a self-directed service project in their hometown.

Flyby Blog

Spotted at Harvard: Summer Edition

Campus life finds a consistent rhythm during the school year, but during the summer break, a whole new cast of characters shows up.

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Flyby Blog

Six Ways You Can Prepare for the Fall Semester

Fall semester is closer than you think. Whether you're excited to get going or dreading the start of classes, here are some ways to ease the transition.