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Explore Harvard


See Yourself at Harvard

Harvard may be the oldest college in the country, but it's certainly not a museum. Our community's spirit and exuberance are alive in every corner of the campus, and we can't wait to show you what makes Harvard a school like no other.

Regardless of whether you can visit campus, there are many ways to explore beautiful Harvard Yard, learn from enthusiastic students, and discover life in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts. Check out the options below. 

Visiting Campus

A campus visit consists of a one-hour information session led by an admissions officer and 1-2 current undergraduate students, followed by a one-hour campus tour led by a student. In general, visiting parties are limited to groups of 5.

If you visit campus without registering for a session/tour, you can download a self-guided map to navigate campus and learn about Harvard's landmarks. 

SEAS Tours: Supplemental tours of our School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are available directly through the school. Click on the link in the section below to learn more and register. These tours take place in the Science and Engineering Complex at 150 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134. 

Special Group Visits/Tours: We are able to host groups from college access programs and select high schools on a limited basis. To submit a request, please complete the Group Visit Request Form below. For all other group tour requests, contact the Harvard University Visitor Center, which offers historical campus tours led by current students. Please note that Visitor Center tour guides are happy to answer questions about their individual experiences at Harvard, but they cannot comment on or answer any questions related to admissions.

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Online Information Sessions

We invite you to learn more about Harvard College by attending one of our online information sessions. In our online information sessions, an admission officer and an undergraduate student will present information and answer questions about academics, student life, admissions and financial aid at Harvard College.

In Your Area

Harvard partners with other colleges and universities to host combined information sessions so prospective students can learn about multiple institutions in one event. These sessions are hosted across the United States, and are typically held each fall and spring. Click below for more information.

Birds eye view of campus

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.

Take the virtual tour

Connect with Current Students

From world-renowned professors to world-class friendships, students at Harvard find a community that embraces them, challenges them, and exposes them to new ideas daily. With so many opportunities afforded to our students, the Harvard experience is unique for every undergraduate.

Do you have questions about what it’s like to be a student at Harvard? Our student coordinators are here to provide a first-hand perspective about affordability, diversity, student life, and more. We encourage you to reach out to our students by submitting a contact form and a student will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Keep in mind that response times may be delayed during student breaks from May to late August, in December, and in January.

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Places we love

People from the Harvard community share their favorite spots on campus - from the Harvard Forest to the new Smith Campus Center.

Smith Campus Center
aerial image of Harvard athletic facilities

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