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Gorgeous Lowell centers student life around three things: tradition, the dining hall, and the courtyard. Numerous annual events take place in the dining hall: the Winter Waltz, the lighting of the Yule log, the Lowell House Opera, Spring Swing, formal high table for seniors, and the May Day Waltz—a black-tie-at-dawn experience ushering in the spring season. And no Lowellian can forget about the ringing of the loud, atonal Russian bells at 1pm every Sunday afternoon (Cambridge city ordinances allow this to go on for only 15min., but it feels like hours to hung over residents). One of Lowell House's most popular events is the weekly Thursday afternoon tea in the Masters' Residence—the house masters have introduced samosas, hot chai and their kids to the repertoire. Despite its sprawling arrangement of alphabetical entryways, Lowell is a unified, friendly House.

Dining Hall & Facilities Lowell's dining hall is enormous and bright with a towering ceiling. Many things may change in the dining hall (like the quality of the coffee), but rest assured—the volatility of Vicky's mood will always be a constant. On the second floor of D-entry, the gorgeous wood-paneled library is stocked with classic reads, comfy nap-time couches, a computer room with photocopier, coffee and tea, and milk and cookies every Sunday evening. Not just popular for studying, Lowellians spend quiet leisure time here reading a variety of materials, from the Wall Street Journal to Out. To entertain its large population, Lowell House has seven squash courts, a darkroom, a number of pianos, a JCR, a pool table, a kitchen, TV and VCR, an all-night study room (yeah, Harvard), and a sporadically operating grill. For some real good times, explore the vast arrangement of mysterious subterranean tunnels.

Claverly Hall Claverly is satellite housing for Adams, Lowell, and Winthrop. The oldest extra-yardhousing at Harvard, Clav was formerly "Gold Coast" housing for rich boys and their servants. It features a grandiose, glass-roofed staircase, an Edwardian elevator, a TV/VCR room, laundry facilities, and large wood-paneled double and triple suites with fireplaces.


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