First-Year Experience

We provide new students with guidance, programming, and resources to help them transition from high school to college.

6 Prescott Building Exterior

Together, our team ensures academic and social well-being and growth for first-year students. Stop by our office to meet with your Resident Dean,  borrow gaming or cooking equipment, or  sign up for a music practice room, among other things.

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We create conditions for students to:

  • Build a strong foundation of skills and strategies needed to be successful in college
  • Navigate from the first year to their future at Harvard College and beyond
  • Foster intellectual curiosity and build connections based on personal interests
  • Engage substantively and reflectively in the living and learning communities that surround them
  • Recognize and seek guidance at appropriate moments for themselves and their peers
  • Respect the multiple voices and perspectives of our community and commit to productive dialogue

First-Year Experience Office

6 Prescott Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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