Students trekked up to Quad Wednesday afternoon to participate in the Student Activities Fair, representing the full spectrum of extracurriculars the College has to offer.

Guide to Visitas Events

Students trekked up to Quad Wednesday afternoon to participate in the Student Activities Fair, representing the full spectrum of extracurriculars the College has to offer. By Beth Drucker
Lost in the overwhelming Visitas schedule? Check out our shortlist of go-to events.
By Ben S. Rhee

By Ben S. Rhee

Class of 2023, welcome to the Visitas! While you should expect a fun weekend spent getting to know your way around campus and mingling with other prefrosh, prepare to be inundated with events, from walking tours to open houses to student-run concerts. Wherever you choose to go, make sure to check out some of these Flyby-recommended events!


Student-Led Campus Tour

10-11:15 a.m.

This is one of the more practical events. Not only will you get to familiarize yourself with some of Harvard’s most iconic scenes, but you will also be able to get your bearings as you navigate this exciting campus. This is your chance to be the VIP of your Visitas friend group by actually knowing the lay of the land rather than being hopelessly lost.

President's Welcome

3-4 p.m.

Come listen to the words and wisdom of Harvard’s President, Lawrence S. Bacow. Keep in mind that this event tends to be popular (both among parents and students), so get to Sanders Theater before the seats fill up!

FYRE Panel: Thriving at Harvard

4-6 p.m.

Already wondering how to navigate the complex, diverse world of Harvard? Join leaders from the First-Year Retreat and Experience to learn about academic resources, unforeseen student challenges, and forming meaningful, long-term relationships with faculty and other students.

Community Movie Night @ Smith Campus Center

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy the night with other prefrosh by unwinding and watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at the Smith Campus Center. Not only is the movie great, but the Smith Campus Center is a huge, fascinating building to explore.


Campus Jogging Tour

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Are you an early morning person? Do you like running? If so, we commend you. Join current Harvard students and staff for a leisurely campus jogging tour. Catch the views of the beautiful Charles River and the graduates schools’ stately buildings.

Extracurricular Activities Fair

4-6 p.m.

This is a must-attend event. More than 100 of Harvard’s student organizations and clubs will be at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (in the Quad) to give you a taste of extracurricular life for the upcoming year. Extracurriculars are a big part of Harvard life, and you will not want to miss this awesome chance to start checking out some of the opportunities on campus!

Visitas Palooza

9-11 p.m.

As one of Visitas’ final and most epic events, the Palooza is a showcase of some of Harvard’s most talented student organizations. From hyped drumming exhibitions to crazy dance sequences, this popular show will have you pumped up even at the end of a long day.

Whether you plan to go to one or all the events, Visitas weekend will inevitably be a memorable few days spent with an eclectic group of peers. We can’t wait to see you on campus!

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