Dining Services

Looking forward to summer 2017? 

Information will be posted on a rolling basis:

  • By December 1: programs for high school students information 
  • In mid-January: general course listings, housing information, and deadlines

You can see a preview of 2017 dates in the calendar.

The housing fee includes a meal plan. As an on-campus resident, you dine in Annenberg Hall and enjoy menus that reflect the international character of the Summer School.

Meals are served three times a day, seven days a week during your program session, beginning with the evening meal on Saturday, June 18, and ending with the evening meal on Friday, August 5. For students living on campus in three-week session I only, the last meal is dinner on Thursday, July 7. For students living on campus in three-week session II, the first meal is dinner on Sunday, July 10 and the last meal is dinner on Thursday, July 28. 

If you are a student in the Pre-College Program, the first meal is dinner the day you check in to your residence hall, and the last meal is lunch the day you check out of your residence hall. See the Pre-College Program calendar for residence hall check-in and check-out dates.

If you live on campus, you must participate in the meal plan. If you have special dietary requirements, visit the Dining Services website, where you can complete a form to specify any dietary needs and allergy concerns. You may also call (617) 495-5555 if you have further questions.

Guests must be accompanied by a Summer School student and may pay for meals with cash, credit card, or a Crimson Cash account. 

If you do not live in Summer School housing, you may purchase a meal plan. See Living Off Campus.

Dining schedule


  • Full breakfast: 7:30–10 am

  • Lunch: 11:15 am–2:15 pm

  • Dinner: 4:30–7:15 pm


  • Continental breakfast: 7:30–10 am

  • Brunch: 11:15 am–2:15 pm

  • Dinner: 4:30–7:15 pm

Ramadan Programming

In collaboration with the Harvard Islamic Society and Harvard University Dining Services, Harvard Summer School will be providing Ramadan programming for any interested students. The programming will include breakfasts, nightly meals, and space for religious observance. Additional details regarding meals will be sent to all students prior to the start of Ramadan, but please rest assured that all of your dining needs will be met.

If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Greene, Assistant Dean of Students, at greene@dcemail.harvard.edu.

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