Harvard has the most modern and rich resources needed by the university community – libraries, laboratories, museums and research centers that allow you to conduct scientific work in almost any field and on any subject.
There are unlimited possibilities for a Harvard student, both in classrooms and beyond. The university offers over 8,000 courses in hundreds of departments and an endless array of research programs.
Student dormitories and “houses” inside Harvard are an integral part of the university atmosphere. Freshmen are lodged in hostels around the perimeter of the famous Harvard Yard, in the heart of the campus. At the end of the first year, they move to one of 12 student “houses” for the next three years.
The most important Harvard traditions include student’s “Graduation Clubs”, or “final clubs”, which unite last-year students – eight male and five female. For some time they are not official Harvard student clubs, but they still retain a significant influence on student life.
Each student can choose a sporting lesson, and the University’s First Division Sports Program is the largest and most diverse in the country. Harvard sports teams compete in Ivy League competitions. Each rugby season closes with The Game, an annual match between longtime rivals, Harvard and Yale.
Upon graduation, students join the Harvard Alumni Association, which around the world has about 360,000.
Student career development
At Harvard, a career can be built not only on an increasing basis – by receiving promotions in the sequence adopted at a particular department – but also in a less traditional way. Once at Harvard, a student will almost always discover career opportunities that advise his experience, skills, and talent.
The most popular resources for continuing education at Harvard are:
The Center for Workplace Development (CWD), trained by students, faculty and staff at Harvard University.
Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP), which encourages Harvard employees to receive further education. TAP gives you the opportunity to improve existing skills or get a diploma in a new field.