Each year, Harvard’s school newspaper, The Crimson, surveys its graduating class on topics from post-graduation plans to sex and drugs on campus.
Among the nuggets unearthed by the paper, it turns out that 13% of graduating seniors have had sex in the stacks of Harvard’s library, Widener.
Specifically, 14.5% of guys and 11% of girls said they had gotten it on in the 100-year-old building.
That seems like a lot to us.
Having sex in Widener is apparently part of the “Big Three” — a trifecta of illicit tasks some Harvard students try to complete before graduation day.
The other two components are urinating on the statue of John Harvard’s shiny foot (23% of seniors did this), and participating in the “Primal Scream,” which is streaking across campus on the last night before exams begin (32% have done this). Only 4% of graduating seniors completed all three, according to the Crimson’s survey.
On a surprising note, only 38% of students said that they’ve tried marijuana, while 9% admitted to using drugs like Ritalin and Adderall.
61% of Harvard graduates will be employed next year, while 18% are going to graduate school. The most popular field for this year’s graduating class is “consulting,” where students expect to be making $70,000 to $90,000 a year.
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