Hi everyone! Elise here, it’s my favorite time of year in Cambridge, and after several weeks on the road, I’m really happy to get back to campus. My colleagues and I have had some exciting travel adventures this fall and have talked with students all across the country and throughout the world. Here are just a few of the places Harvard Admissions Officers have visited in the United States over the past few months: Montgomery, Alabama; Anchorage, Alaska; Los Angeles, California; Tallahassee, Florida; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Providence, Rhode Island; McAllen, Texas; Washington D.C., Sioux Falls, South Dakota– and the list goes on! Beyond the US, we’ve visited China, South and Central America, 4 African nations, 4 Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom. See photos below from the recruitment trip to Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania that our International Director of Admissions Robin Worth took last month:
Back on campus, the academic year is in full swing, and Harvard Yard is buzzing with activity. New England is stunning in the fall, and I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am to be here. When the leaves begin to change, Harvard Yard glows with brilliant yellows, reds, and oranges, enough to take your breath away. Photos to come– I promise! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had lots to celebrate at Harvard. Two weeks ago, students and alumni from all over gathered together to wish Harvard a Happy Birthday. If you haven’t already, check out what Caroline and Kate had to say about Harvard’s 375th Anniversary! This past weekend was Head of the Charles, the world’s largest Regatta, and thousands of students and families flocked to the banks of our beloved Charles River to compete, watch races, and partake in the festivities.
Here in the Admissions Office, we’re gearing up for the Early Action application deadline next Tuesday, November 1. If you’re planning to apply to Harvard under the Early Action deadline, make sure you have your materials in by November 1. We’ll look forward to reading your application! And while we’re on the topic of applying, please humor another quick plug to check out our new Application Tips section of the Admissions website for some great helpful hints.
Lastly, as you may have noticed, we have some new faces on the blog. Visit the updated “Meet your Bloggers” page for bios of our new writers. Our students can’t wait to tell you about their experiences! I’d like to offer a big welcome to our new writers– Natalie, Shannon, Kemie, Scott, Jeanie, Shaun, and Reid. And we’re delighted to have some familiar faces– Caroline, Jesse, and Kate– on board again this year. Stay tuned for posts from each of these students throughout the next few months, and let us know in the comments section if there are topics you’d like for our writers to cover. We’re here for you!
That’s all for now– good luck with your applications!