Resident Staff

General and secondary school Program 


Summer School proctors reside in most entryways and hallways of the Yard and Union dorms, and the Houses. Proctors are leaders in Summer School housing; their foremost responsibility is the safety and well-being of their students.

Traditionally, proctors are Harvard students, which is why a student’s best source of information is usually his or her proctor. Proctors greet students upon arrival, lead student orientation activities on the first Sunday evening of the session, and meet regularly with students throughout the summer.

Proctors also organize many entryway activities, such as study breaks. You will learn your proctor assignment upon arrival at Summer School.

Assistant deans

Every Summer School student has an assistant dean to whom he or she can go for advice and counsel in all matters. Assistant deans are assigned to specific Yard and Union dorms and Houses. They manage the proctors and oversee the safety and welfare of students.

Summer School assistant deans also organize dorm- or House-wide activities, such as barbecues. You will learn who your assistant dean is when you receive your housing assignment. Be sure to introduce yourself to your assistant dean when you arrive at Harvard Summer School.

pre-college program 

Two residence directors oversee the proctors who live with students in their residence. Proctors are carefully chosen from an application pool of undergraduate students. They lead orientations and serve as mentors and vital sources of information. In addition to being residence supervisors, the proctors organize activities and build community in the residence hall.

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