As an alum of the university, I know a few things about Harvard, student life and the bustle around Harvard Square. Come on a walk of the campus and surrounding hangout spots. Along the way we'll discuss student traditions, celebrity alums, secret societies and more. Our walk will include top gems in Harvard Yard, a visit to the Coop student store, and a cocktail at one of the favorite restaurants in Harvard Square.
Chicago born, Minneapolis raised, DC native. Studied political science and creative writing. Enthusiast of historical non-fiction, chocolate chip cookies, crime dramas and gin. Preferably not all at the same time, but I wouldn't say no.
At the triangle in the middle of Harvard Square, we are greeted by waves of students, hippies, goths, professors, musicians, skateboarders …
The Harvard Coop Bookstore may seem like an odd choice to visit this early into our tour, but we come for a few reasons:
We emerge onto Old Harvard Yard, the center of the university. We'll walk around a bit, but first, note the first building on the right.
Whatever you do, do not touch the bronze statue of John Harvard. Sure, plenty of others are rubbing the shiny toe, but they aren't the stud…
Widener Library is the most popular undergraduate library on campus, whether for scholarly reasons or for more-sociable ones.
Wigglesworth Hall (or "Wiggs") is the second largest freshmen dorm on campus, forming a southern barrier between Harvard Yard and the traff…
The Harvard version of a secret society is a "finals club." These include the A.D. Club, Fly Club and Spee. But Harvard's most prestigious …
The funniest building on campus reflects the personality of its inhabitants. This is the headquarters of the Harvard Lampoon, the comedic m…
We end our visit to Harvard at the Russell House Tavern, probably my favorite restaurant in Harvard Square.
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I walked a lot today & this made my experience so much richer! Thanks for the history & info!
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