Alert: Important Update
The Harvard College Admissions, Griffin Financial Aid, and Student Employment Office is excited that all students of Harvard College have returned to campus this fall! However, the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread nationally and locally. While Harvard health officials have deemed it safe for staff and visitors to be on campus, the office has decided out of an abundance of caution to keep its operations and events virtual until at least January, 2022.
In addition, the office has made the difficult decision to suspend its in-person information sessions and tours throughout the fall, as well as close the Visitor Center to the public. Virtual options will remain available, and staff will continue to respond to inquiries via email and phone.
Our staff have successfully supported students and applicants remotely since the pandemic began, and we know that they will continue to do so, regardless of their office location.
Last Updated: September 15, 11:05am
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.
Even though our campus is currently closed to visitors, there are still many ways to explore beautiful Harvard Yard, learn from enthusiastic students, and discover life in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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.
Student guides lead you through the places they live and learn, including dorm rooms, classrooms, Widener Library, the first-year dining hall and more.
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 in May, late August, December, and 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.
Our Visitor Center is currently closed while our staff are working remotely until September. However, there are still many ways to explore our campus. You are welcome to visit us and experience Harvard for yourself. We hope the following information helps you get here easily.
Click here for a self-guided campus tour map. Please keep in mind that many buildings may be closed for the summer.