Academic Opportunities

All Harvard College students may take summer school courses for credit to count towards their degree, in accordance with guidelines and regulations in the Harvard College Handbook for Students, and provided that the courses are included on the Summer School 2021 Courses Available for Harvard College Degree Credit list. All instruction will continue to be remote.

Harvard Summer School and Important Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

Harvard Summer School course registration opened on March 2 and the registration deadline is on June 17.

June 21: Harvard Summer School courses start.

August 6: Courses end.

Co-Curricular Programs

Summer often serves as a time for Harvard College students to explore opportunities that expand upon the education they receive in the classroom. Many Harvard College students pursue internships, research positions, and public service opportunities during the summer months. To support these endeavors, Harvard College will offer a variety of co-curricular programs in the summer of 2021, which are available to interested students by application.

Crimson Clear

In response to COVID-19, Harvard University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to attest to their wellness using Crimson Clear prior to entering campus facilities.

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Residential Life

Summer 2021 housing availability will be determined by current public health guidelines, and we will work to safely accommodate as many students as possible. Harvard College students who reside on campus will be expected to abide by pandemic-related public health protocols. Eligible students do not need to reside on campus to take advantage of the summer 2021 tuition waiver for the Harvard Summer School.

For more information on housing visit the Dean of Students Office website.

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International Students

Any student who has questions related to visa or immigration-related issues is encouraged to contact Jessica Heffernan, Adviser to International Students and Scholars within the Harvard International Office, at

Summer Employment

Though there is no expectation of a work contribution to meet the cost of attendance for the summer term, this does not mean that students cannot or will not choose to work. The Student Employment Office and the Office of Career Services continue to provide resources for students regarding summer employment opportunities including many remote positions, career advising, and guidelines for remote employment.