|Au Bon Pain's selection window|
|MIT's wacky architecture|
After the tour concluded, we grabbed a bite to eat at MIT's on-campus market and caught a cab to Harvard. The driver pulled up to a beautiful entrance near Aggassiz House. My group walked through sidewalks surrounded by beautiful brick buildings and took our seats in the intimate proscenium stage. Two students along with an admissions officer. They all talked about their favorite aspects of Harvard including the freshman dorm selection process, advising, and their academic programs. One thing that appealed to me the most was shopping week. Unlike the class enrollment of most institutions, Harvard students are able to try a class during "shopping week" before they take it. This narrows down the courses that they want to take and who they want to take it with. I thought that this was a really important aspect because I've experienced being stuck with a teacher that I wasn't compatible with and due to the strict regulations on class scheduling at my school, I wasn't able to change it. Soon, the presentation ended and we began our private tour. We got to see the John Harvard statue (a.k.a. "The Statue of Three Lies"), Baker Library which is Harvard's largest, and even the peaceful suburban dorms. Then, our tour ended and we all went to a campus shop called The COOP and got stocked up on our signature Harvard apparel.
|Harvard's Annenberg Dining Hall|