House Life


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.


HUDS to Halt Cooking in Dining Halls, DSO to Offer ‘Extremely Limited’ Summer Housing

Harvard University Dining Services will replace meals cooked in-house with pre-made and packaged food items, the Dean of Students Office announced Monday.


Harvard Freshmen Disappointed Over Delay in Housing Assignments

Harvard freshmen expressed disappointment and frustration Thursday after their House assignments were delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.


'Better Than Nothing': Houses, Harvard Affiliates Rush To Facilitate Move-Out

As Harvard’s Houses scramble to assist College students in their departures, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana provided several updates regarding the upcoming move-out in an email to students Wednesday night.


Harvard College Annual Housing Day Indefinitely Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Harvard College will indefinitely postpone Housing Day — an annual tradition in which freshmen students are assigned to an upperclassmen house — to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke wrote in an email to students Monday.


Open Letter to Freshmen: How to Prepare for Housing Day

Housing Day is one of the best days of the school year, period. But how exactly does Housing Day work? Presenting, an open letter to freshman in preparation for the day you've all been waiting for!


Best Housing Day Signs

As the weather begins to heat up, so does blocking drama. With Housing Day right around the corner, we’ve gathered some of the best Housing Day signs from the archives to get you excited about the house you’ll get sorted into (and maybe transfer out of…).


New ‘HouseCall’ App to Tackle Spread of Infectious Disease on Campus

Members of Global Alliance for Medical Innovation, a student-run organization, are working to develop a mobile application for symptom reporting to Harvard University Health Services in collaboration with Organismic and Evolutionary Biology professor Pardis C. Sabeti.


Students Note a Cacophony of Mixed Opinions on Lowell Bells

The bells are rung by the Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers, an organization of “earplug-wearing and weather-braving” undergraduate bell ringers — and are officially known as “Klappermeisters,” according to the Lowell House website.


Undergraduate Council Discusses Changes to Student Organization Funding Under Executive Session

The Harvard Undergraduate Council discussed funding options for student organizations under executive session — a private, off-the-record session of the Council, whose meetings are normally open to the public — at Sunday’s meeting.


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