Harvard party scene

<p>Hi guys, I am applying to Harvard and it is my first choice, so I was wondering how is the party scene there?? I really don´t party a lot and I don´t want to be in a environment overload with party crazy kids. I mean hang out with friends in bar or something..sure that´s fine. Also, I really love to participate in as much clubs and Ecs available from the university, do you think Harvard is a good place for me considering these characteristics???</p>

<p>Thanks for the help! :)</p>

<p>You will be just fine at Harvard. Most people stay in on weekends and just chill, watch movies, talk with friends, read, grab dinner in the square... I would say about 20% of the student body goes out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. People mostly go to house parties, frats and final clubs... But it's definitely not a majority. I think no matter whether you like to party or not, you will find people like you. </p>

<p>Also, most people at Harvard are involved in 3+ extracurriculars. It's definitely not like high school, these extracurriculars can take you more than 10 hours a week so you cannot really do more than 4 or 5. But the good thing is, because people put so much time in them, they all do pretty legit stuff.</p>

<p>Hope this was helpful!</p>

<p>Go watch The Social Network. Imagine busloads of hot BU girls coming over, kissing, stripping, making out... hmmmm Harvard sounds awesome.</p>

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Go watch The Social Network. Imagine busloads of hot BU girls coming over, kissing, stripping, making out... hmmmm Harvard sounds awesome.

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Hahahhaha came here just to post that</p>

<p>Persman and HarvardC2016: Rather then believe what you see on a movie screen, you should read the below articles:</p>

<p>Final</a> Clubs: Safe Spaces to Party? | News | The Harvard Crimson
Final</a> Clubs and Gender Disparity | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson</p>

<p>I don't think the 20% statistic mentioned in this thread is true. I'm a sophomore and parties are a really important part of my experience at Harvard. I'm not in a finals club or a fraternity and still find tons of parties outside them.</p>

<p>As a non-partier, I would say that parties are there but not a part of campus life that will overwhelm you if you would prefer to avoid them. As Judill said, there are parties on campus. However, I would say that they are not an inescapable part of campus life. There are a lot of other things to do, and many non-partiers willing to just hang out and watch a movie.</p>