First-Year Students

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How the ARC Helps First-Year Students 

College can seem like a new world, especially as you try to navigate the wealth of resources available at Harvard. The ARC is one of those resources! The ARC offers programming specifically for first-year students to help you get the most out of this exciting and unique time. Starting with summer First-Year Fridays where students can ask questions before arriving on campus and continuing with workshops, accountability hours, tutoring, and focused coaching sessions during the semesters, students can access the ARC’s academic supports at any point in their transition to Harvard. We want to help your transition to Harvard be as smooth and successful as possible! 

As a first step, here is a brief list of some special Harvard terms that will soon become very familiar to you.