A Community Designed to Support You
From the moment our Freshmen walk into Harvard Yard until they graduate they are surrounded by people dedicated to making Harvard “home.” Our students make friends in their classes, in the dining halls, on the intramural fields and through student activities.
The upperclass House System creates a small-college experience within a research university. The dining hall is the center of House life, where students enjoy meals and make life-long friends. House community encourages personal development and preparation for life after Harvard.
First year students live in and around scenic Harvard Yard, the University’s geographic center. Freshmen have ample occasions to enjoy the arts, culture, and entertainment of Cambridge and greater Boston.
There are innumerable opportunities to develop current interests or try out novel ones: from cultural groups to public service; from culinary arts to media and publications.
Harvard’s broad and multi-faceted support network helps students navigate the opportunities here. Our students receive a thought-provoking education along with resources for well-being.