How to Harvard

28 Vocab Words for the Class of 2028

Class of 2028: let us be the millionth to say, welcome to Harvard! Here in the ivory tower, we have a lot of lingo that we will immediately throw around without explaining anything. We, that is, meaning people other than Flyby Blog, the best/coolest/most fun section of The Harvard Crimson (the school newspaper you’re currently reading — we’ll give you that one for free). So, trust us to give you everything you need to know to not be lost, literally and figuratively, during this weekend and the next four years!

We’re Not Really Strangers: Visitas Edition

Before you commit immediate friendship transgressions by asking questions like “What other colleges did you get into?” or “Are you going to Bulldog Days after this,” let us be your guiding star. We’re Flyby, your trusty navigators through the treacherous waters of small talk. Because let’s face it, you’re not here to only collect LinkedIn connections and merch you’ll never use; you’re here to get to know the Harvard ~community~ and meet other members of the Class of 2028.

How to Make the Most Out of Visitas: Do’s and Don’ts

So, you got into Harvard, but what now? Visitas! Here’s how to maximize your experience at Visitas as a pre-frosh from a current freshman. Warning: these tips may cause you to fall in love with Harvard and immediately commit.

Best of: Flyby's Visitas Features

Since there are only so many Visitas-related one-liners we can write without repeating ourselves, here are a few timeless classics for you to reread instead of having us rehash prior years’ jokes for you (though we’re amazing at that). You’re welcome.

How to: Speedrun Course Registration

Course registration is among us, and with that comes all the anxiety and excitement of new possibilities and wonders. So many new, beautiful things to learn and discuss. But let’s be real: you probably just want to get it over with. Here’s Flyby’s tips on how to speedrun course registration.

How to Harvard: Making an Academic Comeback

Maybe your latest chem midterm did a number on your grade, or perhaps it was those absences from your attendance-required lecture adding up. Whatever the reason, if you’re in need of an academic comeback to save your semester, Flyby’s got your back with these tips to make your dreams come true.

How To: Saltburn Your Way Into A Relationship

The dating pool (or should I say bathtub?) is shallow, and anything would be better than yet another lonely Valentine’s Day. A recent film gave a step-by-step set of instructions on how to make a relationship happen, and maybe more?

Take the Commuter Rail for a Weekend of Rest and Relaxation

Winter is really showing up this time of year, so fight against the cold and the Sunday-scaries: take a weekend trip — or at least fantasize about one. See which nearby destination (accessible by the train!) is best for you!

Study Methods For The Unhinged

Flyby Blog is back with another piece to help you all become better students this final period. Read this piece on the most effective study methods known to Harvard students, but only for those unhinged enough to try.

Top 5 Things to Do in New Haven

Confused as to what there is to even do in Connecticut? Don’t blame yourself, we didn’t originally know either… but now we do! Here are six different things to do in New Haven during your time at Harvard-Yale this year!

Section-Kid Those Daylight Savings: What To Do With Your Extra Hour

Daylight savings is upon us. It would be silly to spend our extra hour in the Twilight Zone sleeping instead of getting something done. Most of you will probably spend that time sleeping, but for those of you who really want to stay on that Harvard grind, here’s how to use that extra hour.

How to Wake Yourself Up in The Morning

October is here. The air is defrosting. And the apologetic emails to your section leader upon sleeping through class are no longer working. Come one, come all, to share in our Flyby wisdom, where we teach YOU how to wake yourself up in the morning.

How To: Choose Which Clubs to Comp

Choosing clubs is hard, and comping the student orgs you maybe might potentially actually really want to be in is exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be; Flyby’s on your side with a few tips to make comping season as painless as possible.

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