Come See Harvard for Yourself
Visiting is a great way to get the feel of everyday life at Harvard College. Take the opportunity to meet our current students and explore the Cambridge/ Boston area.
We know that many students will not be able to visit colleges before applying. As an alternative, we strongly recommend our virtual tour. In addition, examining our website will yield a vast amount of information about Harvard past, present, and future.
Information sessions and tours
Please note that our Visitor Center will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th. Information sessions and college campus tours have been cancelled from November 20th - 29th. The sessions and tours will resume when the office opens on Monday, November 30th.
Registration for information sessions and tours is optional but strongly recommended. It will enable us to better estimate room capacity, as well as to alert registrants to any possible schedule or venue changes. Find upcoming tours and information sessions. Admissions officers, often with undergraduates, present information and answer questions about admission to the college, financial aid, academics, extracurricular activities and residential life at Harvard. Tours are led by current undergraduates and provide a perspective on daily life on campus. Admissions tours last approximately 75 minutes and focus on undergraduate life at Harvard. They are intended for students considering entrance to the College. For historical tours, visit the Harvard Information Center.
Please allow one hour before scheduled events to find parking and navigate your way to Agassiz House. Contact the Visitor Center at 617 495-1551 with any questions.
Tour the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Take a student-led supplemental tour focused on Harvard’s undergraduate programs in engineering and applied sciences. (Groups of 10 or more must email email@example.com to schedule a separate tour.) Tours last approximately 60 minutes. For our current schedule please refer to our Visitor Center Calendar.
Attend a Class
When you visit, take advantage of the opportunity to sit in on an undergraduate class. The Admissions Office will help you find a class that fits your visiting schedule.
Virtual tour of Harvard College
Take our online guided tour to see the Harvard campus at any time, from any location. Student guides lead you through the places in which they live and learn, including dorm rooms, classrooms, Widener Library, the freshman dining hall and more.
Seniors Only: Stay Overnight
Spend one night with a student host to see firsthand what residential life is like at Harvard. Get a taste of classes and residence halls, meet current students, and see Cambridge and Boston.
Come Monday through Thursday while classes are in session. Register online at least three weeks in advance to arrange a visit.