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Monday, September 12, 2016

Another summer come and gone

Another summer come and gone, and Harvard students have descended upon Cambridge. Tan and rejuvenated from their summer vacations, they move into their dorms in Harvard Yard or their storied houses along the Charles River. There’s anxious freshman, waiting to see what the next four years have in store and to find out who among them will be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Then there’s the confident seniors, ready to rule the campus and make the most of their last year inside Harvard’s ivy covered gates. And there’s pretty much everyone in between. No matter what type of Harvard student we are, we are all united by one thing – style. Check out our style guide to see what we’re rocking on campus to get us through the start of classes!

The Spirit Jersey trend is going strong on campus 

Our unisex and women's crest t-shirts are a consistent wardrobe staple among students

Our super-soft vintage crew t-shirt has seen a recent surge in popularity

And how could we forget our iconic rugby shirt?
 Click on the links in the caption to check out these popular items in our online store! Get 15% off your order with code BACK15.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Meet the Manager: Daniela Veloza, Harvard '18, Operations Manager

Welcome to the first episode of The Harvard Shop's Meet the Manager video series! Every other week, we will release a video about a different student manager so that you can find out exactly what goes on behind the scenes at The Harvard Shop. Learn about their life at Harvard, their roles at The Harvard Shop, and other fun facts about them!

Featured this week is Daniela Veloza, our lovely Operations Manager. Hailing from Florida, she's currently a rising junior studying economics with a minor in religion.

Check out Daniela's favorite item at The Harvard Shop, the Women's Arc Tee, and enjoy 20% off store-wide with code "DANIELA20".

Thank you for supporting a student-run business and stay tuned for the stories of this amazing group of Harvard students!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Meet the 2016 Management Team!

Allow us to introduce The Harvard Shop's 2016 management team with a photo shoot in the historic Harvard Yard! Our management team is comprised of eight undergraduates from Harvard who work part time during the school year and full time in the summer. Together, they procure, design, and market every product that is sold through our three stores in Harvard Square and the online retail site. 

Starting this week, we will be starting our Meet the Manager vlog series, where you can get to know our student managers on a more personal level!

Standing from left to right: Sarah Zia, Marketing Projects Manager; Kayla Thompson, Personnel Manager; Kylie Zhang, Partnerships Manager; Leo Fondriest, Procurement Manager; Joe Crafa, Stock Manager; Max Shen, Web and Marketing Manager; Daniela Veloza, Operations Manager. Sitting: Harrison Choate, Managing Director

Stay tuned for our Meet the Managers vlog series!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Our youngest models ever

Last month, we had the pleasure of shooting with two of our youngest models ever, Owen and Miles! Look at them model our newest baby and toddler products with confidence!

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Check out the rest of the photo shoot here!

Products pictured: Harvard Baby/Toddler Fleece, Harvard Baby Blanket, Harvard 'H' Booties, Harvard Crest Bib

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

You did it! Last week, Harvard held its 365th Commencement, awarding a total of 1,661 Bachelor's degrees. With Class Day speaker Rashida Jones '97 (most known for her role as Anne Perkins in Parks and Recreation) and Commencement Day speaker Steven Spielberg, the Yard was abuzz with thousands of family, friends and loved ones congregating to celebrate the amazing achievements and accolades of the Class of 2016! Congrats, grads!

Harvard President Drew Faust leads the procession to the Commencement exercises

Steven Spielberg speaks to the Harvard Alumni Association and members of the Class of 2016 during his Commencement address
Of course, no Harvard commencement is complete without The Harvard Shop's pop up shop! For Class Day and Commencement day each year, our 20-something team of managers sets up a temporary store inside Harvard Yard so that our Moms, Dads, and grads can deck out in crimson. Our tent was fun, active, filled with music, and was a change to the often melancholy and contemplative mood that comes with graduation ceremonies. 

The Harvard Shop pop up shop in full flight

Our bestselling accessories and glassware

Even the Dean of Harvard College, Rakesh Khurana, purchased an item from our tent!
Who says you can't have a little fun while working?


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Last weekend, the Harvard campus saw one of its biggest foot traffic spikes all year-- admitted students weekend. The campus preview weekend, called VISITAS (like "Veritas"), is the first time that admitted students from all over the world gather on campus to immerse themselves in what Harvard has to offer, from research opportunities to top-notch faculty and an amazing community of passionate students. 1400 prospective freshman decked in red Harvard bags attended this year, making it the largest VISITAS yet. 

As an annual tradition, The Harvard Shop hosted our T-Shirt Design Competition amongst the incoming class and welcomed the Class of 2020 with a T-shirt giveaway event boasting the winning design by Rohan Jha from Hawaii, which also became the profile picture of the official Class of 2020 Instagram page! 

Unveiling the winning T-shirt design!
As an entirely student-run organization, The Harvard Shop and its parent company Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) also garnered a lot of interest among the prospective freshmen, providing >500 students with the opportunity to take on jobs from Marketing to Product Design to Management. Here are some snapshots of the team getting ready to welcome the prospective class with free food, t-shirts, and hands-down the best on-campus jobs ever!

The Harvard Shop's 2016 Management Team
HSA President Stephen Xi introduces The Harvard Shop and Harvard Student Agencies
The event was a huge success, with the shirts running out in less than half an hour and more pre-frosh streaming in to grab free food, coupons from our local partners, and sign up to hear about opportunities at The Harvard Shop and Harvard Student Agencies!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A New Member of the Family

Here at The Harvard Shop, we love and treasure all our store locations equally. That's why we are so happy to welcome a new member to the family. We'd like you all to meet our new store at 34 JFK Street in The Garage.