About Freshman Week

Welcome to the official website of Opening Days for the Class of 2021! Freshman Week, as it is commonly called, begins on Move-In Day and extends through the first week of classes. This week acts as the official welcome and orientation to Harvard, and the Crimson Key Society is honored to be a part of it! Crimson Key is responsible for planning and hosting all of the social events during Freshman Week. Many of these events, such as the showings of Love Story and the First Chance Dance are long-standing traditions.

During Freshman Week, make sure to stop by the Information Tent in Harvard Yard, where Crimson Key members will be available to answer questions and personally welcome you. There will also be lawn games available!

We hope this week acts as an introduction to the diverse and exciting campus community- welcome to Harvard!

Ticketing Information

Tickets are required for admission to the Freshman Talent Show and the Love Story screenings. You can get Freshman Talent Show tickets free-of-charge with your Harvard ID at the Sanders Theatre Box Office on the evening of the show, starting at 6pm. Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Love Story tickets will also be free-of-charge, and first-come, first-serve; you can wait outside the Science Center starting at 8pm to receive free admission with your Harvard ID.

Freshman Talent Show Audition Sign-Ups

Talent Show auditions will be conducted Friday, Aug. 25 from 12-4pm, Saturday, August 26 from 12-4pm, and Sunday, August 27 from 12-4pm. Please sign up for a 10-minute audition window by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email .

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