Overview of Events
|*Buses depart by Lowell House on Mt Auburn St
Seniors can buy up to one ticket for non-seniors to Senior Week events.
|May 11||Picnic on the Charles
(rain date: may 12)
|5pm||by Dunster House, Banks of the Charles||—||No charge (with HUID)|
|May 13||Six Flags Trip||9am||Agawam, MA*||Holyoke Box Office||$40|
|May 14||Senior Scavenger Hunt
(rain date: May 15)
|Love Story Viewing||8:30pm||Science Center B||—||—|
|May 15||Moonlight Cruise||8pm||Bay State Cruises, Long Wharf, Boston||Holyoke Box Office||$30|
|May 16||Senior Talent Show||8pm||Sanders Theatre||Sanders Theatre (updated)||No charge (first-come,
first-served at door)
|May 17||Luau||4pm||The Quad||—||—|
|Last Chance Dance||10pm||Royale||Holyoke Box Office||$20|
|May 18||Casino Night||3pm||Foxwoods Casino*||Holyoke Box Office||$30|
|May 19||Senior Soirée||9pm||Science Center Tent||Holyoke Box Office||$30|
|May 20||Senior Olympics||3pm||Athletics Area||—||—|
|Senior BBQ||6pm||Athletics Area||Holyoke Box Office||$15|
Senior Week Tickets
All Senior Week tickets are available at the Box Office and are SEF-eligible. Tickets must be prepurchased and/or prereserved. For convenience and savings, ticket packages are available. Senior Talent Show tickets are no longer included with the packages as the tickets are now being distributed at Sanders Theatre (they’re still free, though).
We will only sell bundles until May 5. Afterwards, we will end bundle sales and only sell individual tickets. Buy your bundles before time runs out.
Super Bundle: $150
Six Flags Trip, Moonlight Cruise, Last Chance Dance, Casino Night, Senior Soirée, and Senior BBQ (the BBQ is free with this package)
Convenience Bundle: $95
Moonlight Cruise, Last Chance Dance, Senior Soirée, and Senior BBQ
Friday, May 11
Picnic on the charles
5:00–7:30 pm, Dunster House Courtyard Rain date: Saturday, May 12
Celebrate the end of finals with a casual dinner on the bank of the Charles. Please bring your HUID.
Sunday, May 13
Six Flags Trip
9:00 am, Agawam, Mass.
Once you graduate, eating 4,000 calories in fried dough and spending all day riding roller coasters may not be as socially acceptable. Before that happens, come spend the day at Six Flags New England with the rest of the senior class! Buses depart from in front of Lowell House on Mount Auburn Street at 9:00 am and leave the park at 4:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office for $40 (this includes entrance to the park and bus transportation). Dress code: casual.
Monday, May 14
Senior Scavenger Hunt
12:00 noon, Tercentenary Theatre Rain date: Tuesday, May 15
Compete in teams of four to six people in the Senior Scavenger Hunt. Win points by completing tasks on the “Official 2012 List of Awesome Things We Want You to Do.” The winning team will earn eternal glory and prizes. More information will be available on harvard12.org/senior-week closer to the date. This event is free. Dress code: casual/team spirit.
Love Story Viewing
8:30 pm, Science Center B
Enjoy a viewing of Love Story accompanied by Crimson Key at the Science Center. This event is free. Dress code: casual.
Tuesday, May 15
8:00 pm, Bay State Cruises, Long Wharf, Boston
Don’t miss the boat! This annual cruise around Boston Harbor is on the city’s largest ship! T Directions: Red Line to South Station, then take the Silver Line to the World Trade Center stop. Limited tickets are available at the Box Office for $30. Tickets include the three-hour cruise and transportation back to campus (you are responsible for transporttion to the ship). You will need a 21+ valid ID (state ID or passport)—no exceptions. This event will sell out. Dress code: festive.
Wednesday, May 16
Senior Talent Show
8:00 pm, Sanders Theatre
Come see your fellow classmates shine onstage and view a 2012 slideshow! Tickets are required, but they are free and available at the Box Office on a first-come, first-served basis. Dress code: casual.
Thursday, May 17
4:00 pm, The Quad
Enjoy a lazy May afternoon on the Quad Lawn, Harvard’s own island paradise. Take “chillaxing” to a whole new level: enjoy live music, festive food, cold beer, and, most important, friendship and good times with the rest of the senior class. This event is free and open to all seniors. Dress code: tropical.
Last Chance Dance
10:00 pm, Royale, 279 Tremont Street, Boston
Come party at Royale. T Directions: Take the Red Line to Park Street and then walk south on Tremont Street. Tickets are available at the Box Office for $20. This includes cover, hors d’oeuvres, and bus transportation back to campus (you are responsible for transportation to the club). You will need a 21+ valid ID (state ID or passport)—no exceptions. Dress code: spotlight (green = single and ready to mingle, yellow = could be convinced, red = taken).
Friday, May 18
3:00 pm, Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, Conn.
Depart for an evening of gambling, games, and fun. Tickets are available at the Box Office for $30 (includes transportation and gaming/food vouchers). Only students aboard the buses will receive vouchers. Buses depart from in front of Lowell House on Mount Auburn Street at 3:00 pm and leave the Casino at 10:30 pm. You will need a 21+ valid ID (state ID or passport)—no exceptions. Dress code: no shorts or flip-flops.
Saturday, May 19
9:00 pm, Science Center Tent
Come enjoy a festive time with your fellow seniors. Unlimited dancing and libations will be provided for your enjoyment! This event is for seniors only and will sell out. Limited tickets are available at the Box Office for $30. To be served alcohol, you will need a 21+ valid ID (state ID or passport)—no exceptions. Dress code: cocktail fancy.
Sunday, May 20
3:00 pm, The Hill (behind the baseball stadium), Soldiers Field Athletics Area
The awesome Greek competition reinvented, Harvard-style. Houses square off in unique events to see who deserves the golden cup! To participate, please contact your House representative. Come cheer on your House— the event is free, refreshments will be provided, and fans are welcome.
6:00 pm, The Hill (behind the baseball stadium), Soldiers Field Athletics Area
Indulge in an all-you-can-eat BBQ (with vegetarian options) on The Hill! Beer and nonalcoholic drinks will be available. Don’t miss this last chance to get your yearbook signed and relax with your friends before the craziness of Commencement! Tickets are available at the Box Office for $15.
Have Fun, Not UHS Fun: A Cautionary Word About Alcohol and Proper Identification
As you all know by now, you must be 21 years old in order to be served a drink containing alcohol. Anyone who wishes to drink a beverage containing alcohol may do so only if he or she is able to produce a valid, proper state or government-issued picture ID. In compliance with the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the College and its agents will not serve or provide alcoholic beverages to any student or other individual below the legal age.
Your birth date appears on your College ID; however, this is not a valid ID for proof of age. Seniors should carry both a valid College ID and state or government-issued ID at all Senior Week events, both on and off campus. If you wish to drink alcohol at any of the events where alcohol will be served, you must be prepared to show your state driver’s license, a state liquor ID, or a valid passport. For the Cruise and Dance, you will need at least one of the IDs listed above in addition to your Harvard ID.
No one is allowed to bring alcohol to any of the events described in this book. Additionally, the presentation of false identification will be, as always, considered a violation of University rules and Massachusetts law. Students violating these rules will be subject to disciplinary sanctions.