Your Room

Room assignments

Housing will be assigned to eligible students who submit full payment of tuition, housing, and all other fees by the housing request deadline of May 18. If all spaces are filled before May 18 we will stop taking housing requests.

The Summer School reserves the right to make any changes in room assignments that it deems advisable.

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Summer School does not release information about roommates. Roommate requests cannot be honored.

Students are assigned by program to the Houses and dormitories listed below:

  • Adams House
  • Cabot House
  • Canaday Hall
  • Eliot House
  • Grays Hall
  • Greenough Hall
  • Hollis Hall
  • Holworthy Hall
  • Hurlbut Hall
  • Pforzheimer House
  • Quincy House
  • Stoughton Hall
  • Thayer Hall
  • Weld Hall
  • Wigglesworth Hall

See Campus Map and Directions and Moving In and Out of Housing for more information.

Residence furnishings 

Provided for you:

  • Bed (extra-long twin)
  • Mattress
  • Pillow
  • Dresser
  • Bookcase
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • One telephone with emergency service per suite or floor
  • A window fan per suite

You should bring:

  • Desk lamps
  • Wastebaskets
  • Bed linens for extra-long twin mattress:
    • Flat sheet: 66" x 102" or 167 cm x 259 cm
    • Fitted sheet: 39" x 80" or 99 cm x 203 cm
  • A cell phone or calling card to make local and long distance calls

Students are not permitted: halogen lamps or cooking appliances (except microfridges rented from Harvard Student Agencies). Cooking appliances include coffee/teapots, hot pots, popcorn poppers, etc. The electric voltage for small appliances is 100-V, 60 cycles.

Available for rent, purchase, or use on campus:

  • Bed linens (see HSA below)
  • Fans
  • Laundry machines located in many dorms and in the Houses
  • Laundry services (see HSA below)

You may also find what you need at the shops in Harvard Square.

Rooms are not equipped with cable television service.

Air conditioning

Residences are not air conditioned, and portable air conditioners are not allowed on campus. However, air conditioners will be installed for students approved for accommodations for a documented disability that requires air conditioning. The request for accommodation form and current supporting documentation of your disability must be submitted as early as possible, and no later than Monday, May 18.

Harvard Student Agencies

Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) provides many services to summer school students, including linen rentals, laundry service, refrigerator/microwave combinations, water coolers, and fans.

HSA notifies you if more than one of the same items are ordered for your room or suite. If you decide to share appliances with your roommates upon arrival, you may contact HSA to cancel your order.

HSA recommends you place orders early, as items sell out quickly. For most products, early orders are guaranteed to be in your room upon arrival. Representatives are available during Opening Weekend to accept orders as well. You may place orders throughout the summer at the HSA office at 17 Holyoke Street.

HSA is an independent student contractor, and payment or cancellations must be made directly to that office. If you have any questions about items available for rent, e-mail, call (617) 496-3412, or see the HSA website.