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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

VISITAS 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!

 






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