About Us

Join us for a challenging and enriching experience at Harvard this summer.

Our more than 300 courses are taught by Harvard professors and visiting scholars during the day or evening (a few are available online).

  • High school students: apply to our Secondary School Program for an immersive college experience at Harvard.
  • Visiting college students: earn course credit toward a degree you can transfer to your university.
  • Harvard students: stay around campus to take courses this summer or study abroad.
  • Adults and professionals: take a course for enjoyment or career advancement.

The Harvard summer experience

Get a taste of what it's like to be a student at Harvard Summer School in this video.

Harvard campus and community

Cambridge, Boston, and Harvard are lively in the summertime, and there are many University resources and activities to enjoy.

Living on the Harvard campus

JFK slept here … Live in campus housing around Harvard Square, and you will be a short walk from classes, the dining hall, shops, and restaurants.

Libraries, museums, athletic facilities

Fifty-seven miles of bookshelves … Who needs a treadmill? You could get lost in the expansive Widener Library. The University also has wonderful museums and computer labs, and gyms, pools, tennis courts, and boathouses.

Fun and relaxation

Participate in organized excursions, intramural sports, and musical groups. You can walk, bike, or ride the subway to downtown Boston.