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Housing Eligibility

To be eligible for on-campus housing, you must meet the following requirements:

There is a limited amount of on-campus housing still available. You may submit a housing request with full payment of tuition, room and board, and all other fees in online services through Friday, June 1. If your housing request was canceled by the Summer School due to ineligibility, you must resubmit the housing request
  • Submit your housing request in online services
  • Register for eligible courses. Students enrolled only in GMAT S-1 or MGMT S-10 are not eligible for housing. 
  • Submit full payment of tuition, room and board, and all other fees. See Tuition, Fees, and Payment.

On-campus housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to adult and college students who submit a housing request and meet all requirements. If you do not meet all requirements by the deadline (or earlier if all spaces are filled with eligible students before this date), you will not be eligible for housing and your request will be canceled by the Summer School. You may check the status of your housing request in online services.

Switching Housing Sessions

For adult and college students, on-campus housing is available for each three-week session and the seven-week session. You may request on-campus housing for the session(s) in which you are registering for a course. Please note, if you register for a course in both three-week sessions, you must request housing for both sessions.

If you have already requested housing and you add or drop a course that results in you attending a different session, the status of your housing request and your room assignment (if housing has already been assigned) will change within one business day, and your room and board charges may be affected. Please note, this applies if you switch between three-week sessions or switch between a three-week session and the seven-week session, or vice versa.

Please contact the Summer School Housing Office at summerhousing@summer.harvard.edu prior to making course registration changes to discuss the impact that adding or dropping a course will have on your housing request. 

  • Submit your housing request in online services.
  • Register for courses. You must be enrolled in 8 credits.
  • Submit full payment of tuition, room and board, and all other fees by May 21. See Program Cost.

Meet all requirements early, but no later than Monday, May 21. If you do not meet all requirements by May 21, you will not be eligible for housing and your request will be canceled by the Summer School. You may check the status of your housing request in online services.

  • Register for a course(s)
  • Submit full payment of the program fee and all other fees by April 16. See Program Cost.

Meet all requirements early, but no later than Monday, April 16. If you do not meet all requirements by April 16, you will not be eligible for housing, and you will be withdrawn from your program.

Immunization Requirement

If you live on campus, you must also comply with Massachusetts and Harvard University immunization requirements.

Gender-Inclusive Housing Requests

Harvard Summer School seeks to provide a welcoming, safe, supportive, and comfortable living environment to all gender identities. If you require a gender-inclusive housing assignment, we can provide you with a personal and confidential assessment of your available options.

It is important to contact us early in the process, but no later than April 16 for Pre-College Program students and May 21 for all other students, so that we may offer the widest range of housing options. 

To discuss your interest and available options, please contact the Summer School Housing Office at summerhousing@summer.harvard.edu.

Married and Family Student Housing

Harvard Summer School does not offer married or family student housing. Please visit Living Off Campus for off-campus accommodations. 

Students with Disabilities

The Accessibility Services Office offers a variety of accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities, permanent and temporary injuries, and chronic conditions. If you are a student with a disability, the Accessibility Services Office engages you in an interactive process to provide you an equal opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from our residential programs. 

To be considered for a specific housing accommodation, you must submit both a request for accommodation form and appropriate medical documentation to the Accessibility Services Office as early as possible, but no later than April 16 for Pre-College Program students and May 21 for all other students. For additional information regarding accommodations, please see Accessibility Services.

Single Room Requests

There are a limited number of single rooms available during the summer. As such, single room requests will only be considered when accompanied by a request for accommodation form and appropriate medical documentation indicating that such an assignment is necessary to allow you to fully participate in the summer school program. Decisions regarding single room accommodations are made by the Accessibility Services Office and may require additional information.

In general, the hope is for students to experience a residential college setting while here, which means having a roommate and participating in residential activities. The Accessibility Services Office will work with you to determine appropriate accommodations in the curricular, co-curricular, and residential spaces. For additional information, please see Accessibility Services.

Housing assignments

Housing will be assigned to eligible students who meet the requirements specified above. In the unlikely event that we fill adult and college housing overnight, priority will be given to those students who met all eligibility requirements earliest. Should this occur and we determine we must cancel your housing request, you will be notified via email within two business days and will receive a full refund of room and board charges.

Please note building, room, and roommate requests cannot be honored.  See Your Room to learn more about room assignments and roommates.

Housing cancellation 

You may cancel your housing request via online services through the full room and board refund deadline for your session. After this date, you must submit a signed course registration changes and Summer School housing cancellation form to the Housing Office. Email and telephone requests are not accepted. No other method of notification, including failure to move in or verbal notification, is accepted. If you drop or withdraw from all Summer School courses, you are no longer eligible for housing (see Course Changes and Withdrawals).

Secondary School Program students: if you wish to cancel housing but remain enrolled in courses, you must contact the Secondary School Program Office for approval.

Pre-College Program students: you must live in on-campus housing. 

Cancellation and Refund Deadlines

If you cancel housing, the amount of your refund depends on the session for which you requested housing and the date your cancellation is submitted online or received at 51 Brattle Street. 

To determine your refund, refer to the housing deadlines listed in your program or session calendar. See Refunds for additional information.

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