Welcome to HBS! Perched on the banks of the Charles River like a fish that perches on things (perch?), or like a large riverside business school, the HBS campus is truly a sight to behold. And now, at long last, you’re beholding it. To start this tour, please position yourself at the entrance to Aldrich. Your back should be facing Spangler, your front should be facing Aldrich, and your sides should be facing sideways. Make sure your head is up top. If you experience any difficulty with this, report to the health center in Cumnock.
Please remove your shoes and step inside. You can just leave them there by the door. Yes, I’ll wait.
Before we start our tour, I’d like to congratulate you on making the excellent decision to join the Class of 2015. So I will. Congratulations.
Today is the first day of the rest of your week. Just think: only a few short months ago you were sweating furiously over the 46th iteration of your admissions essays, hounding your recommenders with the ruthless perseverance of Dog the Bounty Hunter, and surreptitiously powering through GMAT problem sets in an office restroom at 11am on a Wednesday.
And now, here you are – walking through these hallowed halls, dressed from head to toe in Lacoste and Longchamp, about to embark upon a two-year journey of self-discovery. Give yourself a pat on the back, or ask the nearest person to help you.