Welcome Class of 2025

Learn what you need to do before arriving at Harvard.

 

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The Dean of Students Office is dedicated to building a campus residential and social community that is welcoming, open and accessible to all students.
 

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Upcoming Dates and Events

Advice for New Students

Looking for advice about those first few weeks on campus? The Harvard College Office of Admissions & Financial Aid asked around and found five upper-level students to share their perspectives. These juniors and seniors offer valuable advice for anybody new to campus.

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Meet the Staff

 


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Anti-Racism: Learning, Healing, and Taking Action

We offer the following resources for all DSO staff or Harvard College community members who want to educate themselves about this complex and painful reality and how you can take action. These resources are sourced from Harvard College students, student organizations, DSO staff, and offices within the DSO.

View anti-racism resources

 

Take Action: Fighting Anti-Blackness

The Harvard College Women's Center has a list of resources dedicated to fighting anti-Black racism. There is also a Google form for you to submit additional resources that the Women's Center will then post to their website for all community members to access. 

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2020-21 Dean of Students Office Goals

This year the Dean of Students Office will work intentionally to become an antiracist organization. 

View our goals

The Houses

The Houses serve as the foundation for the undergraduate experience at Harvard College. Ninety-eight percent of all undergraduates live in one of the twelve residential Houses.  Each House accommodates 350-500 students with its own dining hall, common rooms, and facilities for academic, recreational, and cultural activities.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 12 HOUSES

 

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