Harvard College attaches great importance to the involvement of students，parents into their children’s college education and life. Each year, before freshmen go to campus, their parents will receive a “Parents Handbook“ from the College. This handbook gives parents a supplementary guide to the undergraduate curriculum and the range of services and resources available to their children. Then in the next four years, parents will have two chances to have a further understanding of the university in which their children will study and live for four years.
哈佛学院很重视让学生父母参与学生的大学教育和生活。每年在新生报道前，学 生父母会收到哈佛学院寄来的“父母手册“。这个手册对本科课程和学生需要的服务 和资源提供指南。在接下来的四年里，父母将有两次机会进一步了解哈佛大学这个他 们的孩子将要学习和生活四年的地方。
In the first semester of the first year, as is tradition, Harvard College offers a window into the lives of its freshmen during Freshman Parents Weekend. Among the opportunities offered are tours of Harvard Museum of Natural History, Widener Library, and Houses. In addition to the tours, Freshman Parents Weekend offers a program that includes faculty lectures and panel discussion about academic and student-life issues. There are discussions covering topics that include the Program in General Education, the diversity of the new class, as well as community life on campus.
哈佛有一个传统，在第一年的第一学期，双亲周会提供机会让父母了解孩子在哈 佛的生活，包括参观哈佛自然历史博物馆、怀纳德图书馆和学舍。此外，还有全体教 员的演讲和有关学术和生活问题的专题讨论会。讨论会的话题涉及通识教育、课程的 多样性以及学校的社团活动。
The whole schedule has been designed to give parents an experience of what it’s like to be a student here at Harvard and to experience the community of Harvard, and to let parents feel connected to what their students are experiencing and have some context when they talk to their students.
整个日程的安排会让父母体验到哈佛的 学生是什么样的，体验哈佛是什么样的，让 父母感觉与自己孩子联系在了一起，并让他 们在与孩子谈话时有共同语言。
Then in the second semester of the third year, parents come back to join their children during Junior Parents Weekend, and learn what to expect during the last year at Harvard. As is the case during Freshman Parents Weekend, tours and open houses are offered in the libraries, museums，and student centers. But Junior Parents Weekend also focuses on the challenges and opportunities that students will face as they prepare for life beyond Harvard, Parents will have discussion with career advisers the various aspects of career exploration and next step planning, including jobs, fellowships, graduate programs, and business, medical, and law school. They will listen to seniors discussing their time at the College and how they made the most of their experience. Junior Parents Weekend is a great time to see what the College can offer closer to graduation.
在第三年的第二学期，父母再次来参加大 学三年级学生的双亲周活动，了解在哈佛的最 后一年有什么期待。和新生双亲周一样，父母 可以参观图书馆、博物馆和学生中心。但三年 级的双亲周更强调学生在离开哈佛后将会面临的挑战和机会。父母可以和就业顾问谈论 就业的各个方面以及下一步的发展计划，包括工作、奖学金、研究生计划、商学院、医 学院和法学院等，听四年级学生讲他们在哈佛的生活，怎样充分利用在哈佛的学习经历。 三年级双亲周是一次美好的经历，父母可以知道在学生即将毕业时学校能提供什么机会。
Many first-year students and their parents tour Widener Library, the University’s flagship reference center for the humanities and social sciences. Opened in 1915, Widener is home to mazes of metal stacks that contain its vast holdings. Parents take in the library’s grandeur and its impressive reading rooms, its specialty collections, and the grand stairwell accented by two John Singer Sargent paintings-treasures that their children will enjoy for the next four years.
许多新生和新生父母会参观威德纳图书馆，它是了解哈佛大学人文和社会科学的 旗帜。威德纳图书馆建立于1915年，拥有很多藏书。父母能看到这个图书馆的宏伟、 令人难忘的阅览室，特色馆藏，豪华的楼梯井，井上有两幅萨金特画——这是学生们 今后四年将会享受的宝贵财富。