@guitars: I can't find a schedule anywhere for Junior Parent's Weekend. I would like to book a hotel but until we have a schedule of planned events it is hard to know if I should book a hotel for Thursday and Friday nights, or Friday and Saturday nights, or all three nights. What nights did you book your accommodation, guitars?
Does anyone else have an idea, based on previous Junior Parent's Weekends, if there would be something scheduled for the Saturday night?
Junior Parents Weekend is March 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday). We went last year (as Sophmore parents) and the only thing we did on Thursday was to go to the Compline Service at Appleton Chapel. My recollection is that there were a number of activities on Friday, like lectures, tours and concerts and that some began quite early on Friday. On Saturday there were more talks and dinner at the Houses. Sunday was quiet.
You may need to arrive on Thursday to do everything on Friday, depending on the distance traveled.
Nikiwe, we are taking a red-eye on Thursday night and arriving early Friday morning. We booked our reservations at the Royal Sonesta. We stayed there when we moved our son in 2 years ago. We are returning back to California Sunday night
I'm really looking forward to the activities and just hanging out with our son
Thanks Hat and Guitars for your help.
Coincidentally, guitars, this afternoon I made reservations at the Royal Sonesta as well (3 nights) because Kayak brought up a really great deal through an online vendor, Skoosh. After making the reservation, I am having reservations about Skoosh since I have not heard of it before and there are some mixed reviews online about them!
My son is a sophomore. Last year was the first year (I think) of the new academic calendar, which leaves many weeks from Christmas through late January before classes start. It was my understanding that there might be more Winter Session programs this year. Does anyone know whether that's the case or where to find out more information? Thanks in advance.
mebble - OCS has recruited alumni to offer "January Experiences" (short internships/volunteer opportunities). Your son can browse these on a website they have set up. I'm not sure about on-campus offerings...
We went to the game and it was great, particularly the second half, which began with Harvard returning the kickoff for a touchdown to tie the game. Was happy to learn after the game that the Yalie who was taken off the field on a stretcher appears to be fine.
Does anyone have suggestions for how daughter can get meaningful lab work as a physics concentrator? She claims she has applied to several but they do not respond. I think she needs to be more aggressive and follow up by going in and making an appointment. I thought Harvard was very good about making sure students get meaningful experience. Pay would be nice, but not required. Who would she contact to be certain to get lab work?
It may just be an issue of timing. My daughter was successful last year with the first prof that she contacted. The initial contact was an e-mail she sent over winter break when the profs are not busy with classes. The prof responded by e-mail asking her to come by and talk when she came back to campus and he offered her a spot in his lab shortly after they met. She has just completed her second semester working in the lab and has enjoyed it very much. She has not been paid, but rather has gotten class credit (Physics 90R). Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss this further.
What year is your daughter? Our son's advisor told him not to work in a lab as a freshman; he was able to get into labs as soph and junior- and has been working in the lab this fall (w/o pay or credit) to get something done he can write up. PM me if you'd like.