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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

Important Announcement: From November 1, 2016 through December 1, 2016 all Tuesday and Thursday information sessions and tours will be limited to 70 visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our prospective students and guests.

Registration for information sessions and tours is 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. 

Group tours

We no longer offer private tours or information sessions to groups of 11 or more. Groups of 10 or fewer may join our information sessions and the regular tour. One person from the group of 10 or fewer may register up to four guests, but every group member must be registered. Impromptu arrivals (without prior registration) or groups of 11 or more will not be allowed into the information session or campus tour.

Groups of 10 or fewer must check-in at the Visitor Center at least fifteen minutes prior to their scheduled event. Groups that arrive more than 15 minutes late will forfeit registration and will not be allowed into the information session. 

We will not accommodate smaller units of larger groups. For example, a large group which seeks to enter the information session or join the campus tour by reducing their larger group into smaller segments will not be accommodated.

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 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

High school seniors can register for an overnight visit 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, October through November. Register online at least three weeks in advance to arrange a visit.

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Visiting Groups

Schools and other educational organizations must request a group tour of the Harvard campus.


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