Campus & Community

Annenberg Hall by the numbers

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Harvard Rituals

Annenberg Hall, arguably the most extraordinary 9,000 square feet on Harvard’s campus, has served since 1874 as a gathering place, dance hall, Commencement location, reception venue, exam hall, and, since 1994, as the dining hall reserved for freshmen in Harvard College. With the hall serving approximately 3,400 meals each day, students eat more than 1,500 local apples, 2,000 slices of pizza, and consume more than 40 gallons of New England clam chowder a week, all while surrounded by 20 paintings, mostly depicting Civil War soldiers; 25 sculptures and busts; and 18 windows that make up a veritable museum of 19th century American stained glass. Window No. 19 remains unfinished and will be completed in memory of Roger Annenberg ’62 for whom the hall is named.