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Articles: Students

Illustration of students choosing different paths through college

Illustration by Gwen Keraval


Why (and how) to help undergraduates make the most of their extracurriculars


Photograph of boats at anchor on the approach to Boston’s Logan Airportn

The view on the approach to Boston’s Logan Airport
Photograph by Meena Venkataramanan

A 2021 graduate returns to campus for a belated Commencement that feels more like a reunion.


Michelle Wu behind a lectern

Michelle Wu
Photograph by Jim Harrison

The Boston mayor shares her story at the College’s Class Day 2022.


The ROTC graduates salute the flag during the national anthem

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Eight graduates commissioned into the armed services at ROTC ceremony


Noah Harris, Lindsay Sandwal, Benjamin Porteous, and Caroline Engelmayer

From left: Noah Harris, Lindsay Sanwald, Benjamin Porteous, and Caroline Engelmayer 
Photographs (from left to right) Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC, and Kris Snibbe/HPAC; Jon Chase/HPAC; Rose Lincoln/HPAC

Three 2022 graduates—and one from 2020—do the honors.


The Harvard shield

After much debate, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences votes to adopt a system of previous-term registration for classes.


Harvard Undergraduate Council logo

The logo of the now-defunct Harvard Undergraduate Council


Amid controversy, the representative student body is replaced.


The seven 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

The 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. students discuss subjects from aliens to infrastructural aesthetics.


Harvard undergraduates standing happily in Commencement regalia

Celebratory students at Commencement 

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Speakers, ceremonies, and celebrations

May-June 2022