College Life


‘A Ghost Town’: Harvard's Resident Tutors Cope with Changing Roles, Empty Houses

Since students’ departure, House resident tutors have balanced their responsibilities for their students, Houses, and jobs — all the while taking care of themselves in the middle of an unprecedented time in the history of Harvard’s campus.


As Coronavirus Creates Uncertainty, Admitted Students Weigh Whether to Attend Harvard

Prospective College freshmen often have to weigh a long list of concerns when deciding where to matriculate  — location, academics, housing, social scene. Entrants to the Class of 2024 have one more: how their school of choice will handle the coronavirus pandemic.


Harvard Junior Braeden Foldenauer Named Truman Scholar

Harvard undergraduate Braeden J. Foldenauer ’21 was one of 62 college students to join the 2020 class of Truman Scholars, a prestigious graduate scholarship awarded to aspiring public servants.


Harvard Undergrads Partner with Common Spaces to Launch Digital Postcard Project

In the wake of campus's closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harvard undergraduates have developed a “virtual postcard” project for University affiliates to share messages of reflection, hope, and gratitude.


Federal Judge Grants Anonymity to Student Plaintiffs in Sanctions Lawsuit

Two Harvard College students suing Harvard over its sanctions against unrecognized single-gender social groups will be allowed to move forward with their lawsuit using pseudonyms, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


August Pre-Orientation Programs Will Not Proceed as Usual Due to Coronavirus

Like much of the College’s programming, freshman pre-orientation programs aimed at helping incoming members of the Class of 2024 adjust to college life will not occur as normal due to the unpredictable patterns of the coronavirus.


Incoming Harvard Freshman Creates Platform to Supplement 'Virtual Visitas'

Admeeted — a personalized video call platform developed by Harvard undergraduates — aims to virtually connect the incoming Class of 2024 with each other and current Harvard affiliates to help mirror the experience of the cancelled in-person admitted students’ weekend.


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.


Writing Center Moves to Online Tutoring System

The Harvard College Writing Center has transitioned to virtual tutoring appointments for the remainder of the semester, after the College announced its decision to move to remote instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Directed to Seek Remote Employment, Students Say Harvard Has Not Provided Sufficient Job Offerings

After the closure of Harvard’s campus last month spelled the sudden end of many undergraduates’ campus jobs, students seeking online employment to supplement lost income say Harvard has failed to offer them a sufficient array of work opportunities.


Away From Campus and Facing Coronavirus, Students Confront Mental Health Crises at Home

Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing — most Harvard College students have spent the past month reading symptoms of the coronavirus in University emails, news articles, and Facebook groups. But beyond the physical health crisis, some students say the pandemic has had quiet but pernicious effects on their mental health.


Harvard's Remote Mental Health Services Elicit Mixed Reviews

After the coronavirus outbreak prompted Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services to transition to solely remote care, some students have voiced appreciation for CAMHS’ continued support, while others raise concerns about the quality of its communication and its care.


Campus Health Group Expands Online Wellness Resources for Students

With students no longer on campus, Health Peer Advisors and Liaisons — a peer education group focused on student wellness — have turned to virtual platforms to continue to provide resources for students during the coronavirus pandemic.


Divest Harvard Ties Climate Crisis to Coronavirus Outbreak, Pledges to Continue Activism

With students forced to vacate campus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Divest Harvard — a student group calling for the University to divest from fossil fuels — said in a Friday press release that the impact of climate change bears similarities to the ongoing outbreak and pledged to continue its efforts.


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