Cambridge & Boston

The Heart of the City

Harvard's campus traverses the Charles River from the heart of Cambridge to nearby Allston. A haven within the bustling city, Harvard Yard is the historic hub where nearly all first-years live and attend classes. Harvard Square is filled with one-of-a-kind shops, international restaurants, bookstores, cafés, and theaters. 

A comprehensive network of public transportation connects you to the neighborhoods of Boston: the winding streets of the North End, the iconic brownstones of Back Bay and the South End, and the museums and cultural attractions of Fenway. Buses and trains bring you to cozy seaside villages from Cape Cod to Maine, ski slopes, forests, and scores of local cultural venues and historic sites.

Students walking on campus

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Students walking on campus

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Expanding Our Campus

Scheduled to open in 2020, the state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Complex will expand Harvard's campus with an additional 500,000 square feet of classrooms, active learning labs, maker space, and common areas.

Rendering of the new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston, MA

Resources

From libraries and research laboratories to our museums, everything needed during your intellectual journey is at your fingertips.

Campus Resources

Museums

From the Harvard Art Museums—contained in Renzo Piano's stunning building that is itself a work of art—to the natural beauty of the Arnold Arboretum, art, history, science, and culture are always on display at Harvard’s many museums.

student looking at Art in the art museum

Student Services

The College offers a wide variety of services meant to support you in all aspects of your time as an undergraduate student.

List of Student Services

Take a Virtual Tour

Student guides lead you through the places they live and learn, including dorm rooms, classrooms, Widener Library, the first-year dining hall and more.

widener library