Harvard-Yale: Be Safe, Be Smart, Have Fun!

November 17, 2016

Dear Harvard College Students,

This weekend we look forward to hosting members of the Yale community on our campus as we celebrate the long-standing rivalry between our schools. This will be my first Harvard-Yale weekend and I look forward to seeing many of you on campus and at The Game! We encourage you to enjoy the festivities responsibly and to look out for the health and well being of your peers from Harvard and Yale alike. Below are a number of reminders and helpful updates as you make your plans. Website and App: Visit thegame.fas.harvard.edu and download the Harvard-Yale College Guide for information about the weekend.

Featured Events (View a full schedule)

HYpe: The Harvard-Yale Dance
Friday, November 18, 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., Memorial Hall

Join the College Events Board and the Undergraduate Council for an inaugural campus-wide party to celebrate Harvard-Yale! Free and open to Harvard and Yale undergraduates with College ID. More information…

Harvard-Yale Breakfast
Saturday, November 19, House Dining Halls and Annenberg

A special pancake breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.. A lighter, continental breakfast will be available from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Yale undergraduates are welcome and can attend for free.

Undergraduate Tailgate
Saturday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beren Center Tennis Courts 

Hosted by House Committees, the First-Year Social Committee, and the Yale Colleges, the event will feature food, music, and beer and wine for individuals 21+. (If you plan to drink, bring a valid state ID or passport and your HUID. Get your bracelet on the first tennis court as you enter the tailgate). No outside alcohol permitted. More information…

The Game
Saturday, November 19, 12:30 p.m. kickoff, Harvard Stadium 

Cheer on the Harvard Crimson as they go for their TENTH straight victory over the Yale Bulldogs! Ticket required for entry. All persons, bags, and personal items are subject to inspection before entering Harvard Stadium. No backpacks of any type allowed. No bag or item larger than 12” x 12” x 12” will be permitted inside the stadium.

Resources and Assistance

Amnesty Policy: As a reminder, the Harvard College Amnesty Policy is in effect at all times.


Safety Cards: Pick up a card with resources and other helpful information in your dining hall. The same information is also at your fingertips in the Harvard-Yale College Guide!

On Game Day: If you or your friends need assistance, Crimson EMS will be staffing a tent during the undergraduate tailgate on the tennis court nearest to the entrance. In the stadium, notify HUPD, TeamOps, or venue staff if you or someone you are with needs help.

Have a safe and fun Harvard-Yale! Go Crimson!

Best regards,
Dean Katie O’Dair