Moving In and Out of Housing

Moving into housing

You must move in on Opening Weekend between 9 am and 6 pm on Saturday, June 21, or between noon and 4 pm on Sunday, June 22.

You are encouraged to arrive before 3 pm on June 21.

If you arrive in Cambridge before June 21, see the Cambridge Office of Tourism website for hotel listings.

See the summer arrival guide for more information.

Picking up your room key

Pick up your room key and check into your room before you complete all of your other Opening Weekend check-in activities. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport with you to Cambridge.

If you are living in one of the following Houses, pick up your key at the location listed below:

House Entry
Adams C-2
Eliot I-Entry
Kirkland H-17
Quincy 58 Plympton Street

If you are living in one of the buildings listed below, pick up your room key at Harvard Hall:

  • Apley
  • Claverly
  • Grays
  • Greenough
  • Hollis
  • Holworthy
  • Hurlbut
  • Lionel
  • Matthews
  • Mower
  • Pennypacker
  • Stoughton
  • Straus
  • Thayer
  • Wigglesworth

Directions and parking

For driving directions to Harvard and the dormitories and Houses, see Campus Map and Directions. And for parking and shuttle information, see Parking and Transit.

Late arrival for students living in Summer School housing

Students living in Adams, Eliot, Kirkland, or Quincy who arrive in Cambridge on June 21 after 6 pm or after 4 pm on June 22, must seek other accommodations. See the Cambridge Office of Tourism website for hotel listings.

Secondary School Program students who arrive after 6 pm on June 21 or after 4 pm on June 22 should follow the instructions that are posted on the program’s FAQ page.

Student handbook

The Summer School Student Handbook is available in online services closer to the summer term; you will also be given a copy when you arrive. The handbook provides detailed information on the academic policies and rules of conduct that apply to resident and nonresident students. It also describes resources available at Harvard and in the greater-Boston area that will help make your summer a rewarding one.

You can currently read some of these policies and rules on the Harvard Summer School site in Student Responsibilities and Regulations.

Moving out

You should move out of your residence after you have taken your final exams. Residences must be vacated no later than noon on Saturday, August 9. Student ID cards and access to the residences will expire at this time.

There are no exceptions to these check-out times, so plan your travel arrangements accordingly.