There are some very nice things about Harvard.
Along with the chance to make millions in questionable industries, rub elbows with the descendants of presidents, and get to know a lot of well—in the words of Misha Glouberman in the Paris Review, “if you go to Harvard, the eyes of the country are on you in a certain way. So if you want to write a book about taking Prozac and being slutty, that’s not as marketable as a book about taking Prozac and being slutty at Harvard”—really interesting people, there’s also the weird chance to see all the Harry Potter movies in advance.
According to a piece by Xi Yu at The Crimson:
The final installment of the Harry Potter movies will be screened in Harvard Square a day early, giving more than 1,600 Harvard employees and students the chance to see the much-awaited movie before its release in the United States.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” scheduled to be released to the American public at midnight Friday morning, will be screened seven times in Harvard Square on Thursday evening as a result of an arrangement between AMC Theatres, Warner Bros., and a division of Harvard Human Resources called Outings and Innings. …Outings and Innings has been organizing the Harry Potter pre-screenings since the release of the first movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001.
Because this move will be released in July, however, the actual benefits of being a Harvard student are a little limited here; most students are away from college for the summer.