Guide to the First Year: A to Z Resource for Life at Harvard
July 5, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Dear Members of the Class of 2022:
We are anticipating your arrival and write to make you aware that theGuide to the First Year for Students and Their Families was mailed last week to your mailing address, and is now available online. While postal delivery is unpredictable, we anticipate that mail sent within the United States should be delivered by July 16, and international mail will be delivered by July 31.
We urge you to read the Guide fully and thoughtfully, as it has been prepared to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Harvard College. Highlights include:
Structure of the curriculum
Dorms and residential system
What to bring and what to leave home
How to receive mail on campus
Overview of resources and services
Social life and extracurricular activities
With the retirement of Dean of Freshmen Tom Dingman last month, the Freshman Dean's Office has been renamed the First-Year Experience Office, operating within the larger Dean of Students Office. You will learn more about the Dean of Students Office in the coming weeks; in the meantime our dedicated Resident Deans and staff are working hard to prepare for Opening Days and remain available to assist you with any questions you may have. Our website and phone number (617-495-1574) have not changed, however please direct any questions to our new email address at email@example.com.
With best wishes, The First-Year Experience Office
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC
Harvard University and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, invite you to welcome Lawrence S. Bacow, 29th President of Harvard University, and to celebrate the public service of Harvard students and alumni in Washington, DC.
You may tour the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery until 7:00 pm, then enjoy drinks and appetizers in the Great Hall. A brief speaking program will begin shortly after 7:00 pm.
All students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the Student Health Insurance Program. However, this can be waived if another form of insurance offers the same or comparable coverage. Waivers must be renewed every academic year.
Verification of eligibility takes at least two weeks; registration prior to attending Harvard is imperative. This is only required for freshmen who will be competing on varsity or junior varsity teams.