Academics and Residential Life

All undergraduate course instruction this academic year, including sections, will be carried out in the classroom. The experience of the past year has demonstrated that technology can be a powerful pedagogical tool and instructors may use some pre-recorded materials to supplement their in-person teaching. However, they should plan to spend the customary amount of time in the classroom. Instructors may hold office hours online if they feel this will better meet the needs of their students. 

Undergraduate students have resumed living in residence halls. All members of the residential community uphold a shared obligation and commitment to act prudently, safely, and in accordance with public health directives. Learn more on the Dean of Students Office website.


International Students

International students may learn more about visa or immigration-related topics through the Harvard International Office and academic or social support through the Office of International Education.


Harvard Athletics is committed to providing a safe environment for our student-athletes, fans, and staff. Under the guidance of Harvard University and our local health department, Harvard Athletics contests will return to full capacity for the 2021-22 seasons.


For first-year applicants to the Class of 2026 (those applying in the 2021-22 application cycle), please read our latest statement about considerations for the admission application which includes information about standardized testing, our whole person review, and more. For now, the Visitor Center remains closed to the public but we welcome you to sign up for our online information sessions and take a virtual tour.

FAQs for admitted and incoming students

Harvard College Calendar

The Harvard College events calendar is a centralized resource for undergraduates.

John Harvard Statue