Senior Soirée
May
21
to May 22

Senior Soirée

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Rain or shine; Tickets: $40; includes entry fee and refreshments

Dress: Soirée soigné (outdoor cocktail)

21+; HUID, valid government ID (license/state ID or passport) and ticket required

Make the most of the last night of Senior Week! This soirée will make for a festive evening of dancing and refreshments that you and your fellow seniors won’t forget! This event is for seniors only and will sell out.

Non-alcoholic beverages available. Beer and wine 21+.

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Chillin' on the Charles
May
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chillin' on the Charles

Leverett’s McKinlock Courtyard and Charles River Banks

Tickets: Not required; admission is free

Dress: Casual

Enjoy one of your last lazy senior spring afternoons along the Charles with lawn games, music, and good company. This is a free event—just bring your friends and a beach towel to unwind before the craziness of Commencement and the fun yet to ensue at the Senior Soirée!

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Senior Talent Show
May
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Senior Talent Show

Tickets: Free; tickets provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the Sanders Theatre box office starting at 6 p.m.

HUID required

Dress: Casual

Come watch your fellow classmates shine on stage during the Senior Talent Show! Enjoy performances of all kinds and celebrate the creativity and diverse talents of our Class. Get ready to laugh and reminisce with throwbacks to the Freshman Talent Show. Tickets are required, but they are free and available at the Sanders Theatre box office on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the event, starting at 6 p.m.

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Adventures in Boston- Scavenger Hunt
May
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Adventures in Boston- Scavenger Hunt

2016 Senior Scavenger Hunt

 

I. RULES OF THE HUNT:

1.     The team with the most points wins.

2.     You must provide the answer, signatures, or photo or video proof for all tasks as noted in task list.

3.     Before the scavenger hunt, you must follow @harvard_2016 on Instagram, make the designated Instagram account for your group public, and use #harvardscav2016 and the hashtag of your group name on every photo and video you upload. Your team name hashtag should follow the format #harvard2016_teamname. Also mention @harvard_2016 in each photo or video caption and include the task number. If the hashtags are incorrect, you will not receive points for the completed task. e.g., Task 4 #harvardscav2016 #harvard2016_drewfastdrewfurious @harvard_2016.

4.     Cheating and illegal acts are not allowed.

5.     Consent is sexy.

6.     Check-ins are mandatory.   

7.     Report to Boston Common by 5:00 PM sharp. All teams not present by 5:00 PM will be disqualified.

8.     In event of a tie for first place, the tie will be broken by a special Bonus Task to take place before 6 PM on Friday (today).

9.     You cannot ask questions or for clarification. Just interpret the task to the best of your ability.

10.  On the back of this paper, add up your own points (to the best of your ability). Indicate which tasks your team completed and their point totals.

Note: This list was compiled with the intent of minimizing costs, most locations including museums are free to Harvard students, although transportation costs will not be covered.

 


II. MANDATORY CHECK-INs:

 

CHECK-IN 1: Full team attendance required at Widener steps at 1pm. Once roll call is finished, the Hunt will begin!

 

CHECK-IN 2: Find Jen Liu and Reylon Yount at the Boston Common for the last stop, no later than 5pm so that SCC can tally up team scores. They will be at the Commons starting at 4pm!

 

“The Official 2016 Bucket List”

 

III. THE TASK LIST:

 

1.     TASK: Write your winning team name here: __________________________________ (10 points)  

2.     TASK: Have 3 people follow the @harvard_2016 Instagram Account and upload a photo of your team Scavenger Hunting with your team name as a hashtag and the hashtag #harvardscav2016 (e.g. #harvardscav2016 #harvard2016_drewfastdrewfurious). (30 points)

3.     PHOTO: Find a number 16 in Harvard Square and stand in front of it making the shape of the number 16 with your bodies, in the style of legendary Sesame Street character Grover (10 points/photo)

4.     VIDEO: Scream at the top of your lungs from the top of the MIT dome (40 points)

5.     VIDEO: Conga line down any portion of Newbury Street. (25 points) Include random non-Harvard people in said conga line. (5 points per non-Harvard person)

6.     PHOTO: Do a headstand in the middle of the Boston Public Library (30 points)

7.     PHOTO: Write and give a thank you note to members of HUDS staff (20 points/thank you card)

8.     PHOTO: Build a tower with a cup from every ice cream or froyo place in the Square (25 points)

9.     PHOTO: Go to the top of the tower at Mt. Auburn Cemetery and pose with the Boston skyline behind you. (60 points)

10.  PHOTO: Find the graves of the namesakes for each Harvard House. (50 points each)

11.  PHOTO: Find the graves of Josiah Quincy and Ben Franklin’s father. (50 pts each)

12.  PHOTO: Your team in stately poses at the grave of John Harvard. (40 points)

13.   VIDEO: Reenact three scenes of three movies that supposedly take place at Harvard. (25 points for each movie)

14.  PHOTO: Locate your favorite dim sum spot in Chinatown. (50 points)

15.  PHOTO: Take a photo in front of your favorite works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, MFA. In the caption, include a haiku about the work. (10 points/ art piece, must be from different exhibits)

16.  PHOTO: Take a photo in front of your favorite works of art at the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum. In the caption, include a haiku about the work. (10 points/ art piece, must be from different exhibits)

17.  PHOTO: Take a photo in front of your favorite works of art at ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art. In the caption, include a haiku about the work. (10 points/ art piece, must be from different exhibits)

18.  VIDEO: Pose with the flowers and do an interpretative dance at the Boston Public Garden (10 pts)

19.  VIDEO: Impersonate the Swans at the Boston Public Garden (10 points)

20.  VIDEO: Speak like a whale outside of the New England Aquarium (20 points)

21.  PHOTO: Walk around the Harbor Walk on the Boston Central Wharf and impersonate a sea creature (30 pts)

22.  PHOTO: Identify unique plants species at the Arnold Arboretum and record its scientific name (20 pts/ plant)

23.  PHOTO: Have a picnic at Arnold Arboretum (100 pts)

24.  VIDEO: Eat a hot dog and impersonate a Red Sox fan (Boston accent) outside of Fenway Park (40 pts)

25.  PHOTO: Check out the Lawn on D and perform an interpretive dance to “Fair Harvard” (30 pts)

26.  PHOTO: Take selfies with strangers at Faneuil Hall (5 pts/selfie)

27.  VIDEO: Visit the Old State House and speak with British accents (20 pts)

28.  VIDEO: Reenact the Boston Tea party at the Old South Meeting House (20 pts)

29.  PHOTO: Visit the Old North Church and tell us the tale of the “lantern story” (20 points)

30.  VIDEO: Try free samples of beer at Samuel Adams Brewery and curate a list of your favorite beers complete with description (50 pt)

31.  VIDEO: Chill at Frog Pond and harken back to childhood days at the playground (10 pts)

32.  PHOTO: Splash around in the fountain near the Boston Mapparium. (25 points)

33.  PHOTO: Build a human pyramid in the middle of Downtown Crossing. (30 points; 30 points if a stranger participates).

34.  PHOTO: Your team looking classy at the top of the Prudential Center. (70 points)

35.  VIDEO: Sing 20 seconds of “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music in front of Do-Re-Mi Karaoke in Allston. (50 points)

36.  VIDEO: Do a 20-second flash mob to your favorite song at an MBTA stop. (30 points; 20 points for each non-team member that gets involved)

37.  VIDEO: Get a group of 16 tourists to do a choreographed dance for 16 seconds. (100 points)

38.  VIDEO: Do the Dougie with a Nobel prize winner. (100-150 points, depending on the quality of the Nobel Prize winner’s Dougie)

39.  PHOTO: Make a valentine for a Match ‘16 crush of someone on your team. (69 points) Give the valentine to that person. The photo you upload on Instagram does not need to show the person’s name. (Love points and potentially a legacy baby)

40.  VIDEO: Recreate your dance moves from circa-2013 from First Chance Dance on the 3rd floor of the KONG (30 points)

41.  PHOTO: Link arms while members of your team eat Mike’s Pastry cannoli’s from the North End shop (30 pts)

 

 

 

 

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Last Chance Dance
May
19
to May 20

Last Chance Dance

Tickets: $30; includes entry fee, snacks, and return transportation

Dress: Club attire (no shorts/sneakers); 21+; HUID, valid government ID (license/state ID or passport), and ticket required.

Don’t miss out on your “last chance” to connect with the Class of 2016. You are responsible for transportation to Royale. To reach the club using the T, take the Red Line to Park Street, then walk south on Tremont Street.

Non-alcoholic beverages available. Alcohol 21+.

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Camp Harvard
May
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Camp Harvard

Activities: 5:00-6:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00–7:30 pm

Rain or shine

Tickets: Not required; admission is free

HUID required

Dress: Camp casual

Escape the “in tents”-ity of Senior Week festivities with some throwback summer camp activities on the Quad Lawn. Unwind with live music, cold beer, and festive food with your fellow seniors! Please note that dinner will be served only at Camp Harvard; all dining halls will be closed this night.

Non-alcoholic beverages available. Beer 21+.

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Senior Garden Party
May
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Senior Garden Party

Tickets: Free but limited; available on a first-come, first-served basis 

HUID required

Dress: Garden party

Visit the world-renowned Glass Flowers gallery before it opens to the public at this light-fare garden party! The museum’s capacity is limited, so get your ticket early. 

Non-alcoholic beverages available. Beer and wine 21+.

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Freshman Year Flashback
May
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Freshman Year Flashback

Tickets: Not required; admission is free

Dress: Casual

What did you say about yourself on your freshman year advising and housing forms? Did you call yourself an early bird or a night owl? How “social” did you consider yourself? What did you want in a roommate? Come revisit your personal housing and advising forms for the very first time. Reminisce and laugh with Housemates and roommates about who you have become four years later!

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Moonlight Cruise
May
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Moonlight Cruise

Tickets: $30; includes entry fee and return transportation; rain or shine

Dress: Dressy Casual

21+; HUID, valid government ID (license/state ID or passport), and ticket required.

Don’t miss the boat! Cruise around Boston Harbor on the city’s largest ship. Tickets are limited and this event will sell out. To reach the ship using the T, take the Red Line to South Station, then take the Silver Line to the World Trade Center stop. The pier is one block from the World Trade Center stop (beyond the Seaport Hotel). 

Cash bar. Non-alcoholic beverages available.

Beer and wine 21+.

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Senior BBQ
May
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Senior BBQ

McCurdy Outdoor Track (behind Harvard Stadium)

Rain or shine

Tickets: Not required; admission is free

HUID required

Dress: Athletic/casual

Enjoy a BBQ dinner with vegetarian options following the Olympics. Please note that dinner will be served only at the BBQ; all dining halls will be closed this night. There will be a chance to make your Senior Gift in person at this event!

Non-alcoholic beverages available. Beer 21+.

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Senior Olympics
May
16
3:30pm 3:30pm

Senior Olympics

McCurdy Outdoor Track (behind Harvard Stadium); Rain or shine.

Tickets: Not required; admission is free and includes a free T-shirt (quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis).

HUID required

Dress: Athletic 

Want to be an Olympic champion? Come relive the glory of your grade school PE days. Houses will square off in a variety of games to see who dominates at the Senior Olympics. No athletic ability required or expected!

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Six Flags
May
15
9:00am 9:00am

Six Flags

Six Flags New England, Agawam, MA; Buses depart from Harvard Stadium; Rain or shine.

Tickets: $40; includes transportation and entry fee

Dress: Casual

You may not have many chances left to eat tons of junk food and scream like a child with hundreds of friends, so join the Class of 2016 at Six Flags New England! Buses will depart from the football stadium lot promptly at 9:00 a.m. and will leave the park at 4:00 p.m. Get ready for the rides of your life!

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Senior Outdoor Reflection Trip (SORT)
May
14
to May 16

Senior Outdoor Reflection Trip (SORT)

1:00 pm and 6:00 pm departures; returns Monday at noon. White Mountains, New Hampshire (backcountry and frontcountry options); Rain or shine.

Tickets: $60; email harvardSORT2016@gmail.com for information.

Dress: Camp appropriate

Join fellow seniors for a two-night reflective trip in the great outdoors!

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HRO Spring Concert: Senior Section
Apr
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

HRO Spring Concert: Senior Section

Join fellow 2016'ers in enjoying Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for its final concert of the academic year, under the direction of Federico Cortese! The HRO will be performing Claude Debussy's "La Mer" and Igor Stravinsky's "Petrouchka."

Tickets are $10/15 for students and $20/25 for general admission and can be purchased online here https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=hro, at the Harvard Box Office, from HRO members, or at the door. When you arrive, just let us know that you want to be seated in the senior section.

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