“This is the happiest day of almost everyone’s life who’s here. Every experience that the freshmen are having is special. Usually we live in the past or the future … to have the ability to live in this present moment is rare. It’s like a dream We’re just so, so happy! She is so excited! She loves to learn and if you love to learn this is a spectacular place to be!”
— Annette Jacob, who shared her thoughts while helping daughter Jillian Jordan ’13 move into Holworthy Hall in Harvard Yard.
Harvard Rituals: Move-in Day
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Laura D'Asaro '13 (behind couch) and Miriam Psychas '13 move their "new" couch into their Straus dorm. The couch was purchased at Harvard Habitat for Humanity.
Dean Evelynn Hammonds greets Teddy Guild '13
Dean of Harvard College Evelynn Hammonds (left) greets Teddy Guild '13 as he moves into Grays Hall.
Harvard Habitat for Humanity sells furniture for charity
Alan Ibrahim '11 (left) sells furniture to Brett Harshbarger '12 and Blair Harshbarger '10. The money raised from the sales goes to Harvard Habitat for Humanity.
The Harvard Band performed for freshmen
The Harvard Band performed for freshmen.
Members of the Class of 2013 return from the FOP
Fiona Wood (left) and Emma Banay, both members of the Class of 2013, return from the First-Year Outdoor Program (FOP) in Harvard Yard.
Cars process through Johnston Gate
Cars process through Johnston Gate, and past Harvard Hall as members of the Class of 2013 move into their dorms in Harvard Yard.