The 哈佛学院 Move-In Day to do list for the Class of 2023 just got a bit longer. Get dorm key. Check. Get student ID. Check.

Register to vote. Check.

Entering campus life and civic life will now happen simultaneously for first-year students, as part of an enhanced 哈佛票的挑战 aimed at the 2020 U.S. election season. The renewed challenge to civic engagement is being fueled by a grant from President Lawrence S. Bacow’s Administrative Innovation Fund, and it will be run jointly by the 政治研究所Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.

“I think for Harvard, it’s literally mission-central. It’s baked right into our mission of creating citizen leaders,” IOP Director 马克·吉伦 says of the renewed voter push. “The 哈佛票的挑战 really deepens the kind of personal experience that students will have with civic engagement. And this whole move-in day effort really speaks to that.”