JedBartlett wrote:Quick question to any current students (or others):
What is Harvard's social culture like? What are the people like? What is the atmosphere like?
I'm genuinely curious. Thanks!
I know you asked this in the other thread, but for anyone who didn't want to click around, here are my thoughts...
We have a huge student body, so the social scene (as others have said) is going to be what you make of it. With that said, as a 1L the social scene is largely comprised by the people in your section. To some degree, it becomes very high-school. It really depends on the culture your section takes on--and no one can tell you what that's going to be.
I know a couple sections this year that are very laid back and incredibly easy going. I do, however, also know of a section that is incredibly cliquish --to the extent that they are rivals and choose to exclude one another from events or activities.
But, that social scene tends to change once you start choosing your own classes and break away from your section and once you join a clinic/SPO/journal/organizations. I'd say that pretty much at least 4 nights a week there's something going on, and for me I legitimately can't attend all of the things that I'd like to.