Harvard University Visit Report by LIMOMOF2
Visit to Harvard University in August 2008 by LIMOMOF2(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
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Information Session: Yes - Presented by an admissions rep and a rising senior. Some great information, but a boring presentation.
Campus Tour: Yes - Tour guide was an interesting guy from El Salvador -a Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies major. He asked people if they had questions, and if no one did, he asked questions he'd prepared his
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Campus Visit Notes for Harvard University
The info session could have been more lively, but it was informative, so definitely worth attending.
The tour involved some long periods of silence where we just walked fast to get to our next stop. That was a little strange as all of our other tour guides talked non-stop. But he was running late as the tour started 10 minutes late.
We only got to go in one building on the tour - and I forgot the name - but it's where the dining hall is located (couldn't see that as it was locked). It's in a beautiful building with lots of stained glass - like a church, but it isn't a church.
At the end of the tour, D waited around to ask the tour guide if there was a swimming test required - there isn't!
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Stayed at the Hyatt Place in Medford, about 10-15 minutes away by car. The room was fine but the breakfast was not.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Ate lunch at the Border Cafe, a Mexican restaurant on Church St. around the corner from the admissions office - very good and fast service. Lizzie's ice cream afterwards - but not the chocolate.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Parked in a lot on Church St. Someone told us it was $30/hour, but it only cost us about $5.00 and we were there for close to 3 1/2 hours.