Living Off Campus

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You don’t have to live on campus to take classes at Harvard this summer. You can find listings for off-campus housing online, in local newspapers, and by word of mouth. If you are interested in living on campus, please visit On-Campus Housing for more information.

Off-campus accommodations

Harvard Summer School students are eligible to sublet a Harvard University Housing room or apartment during the time of their Harvard affiliation. Visit www.harvardhousingoffcampus.com, click on the "Housing" tab at the top, and then filter by "HUH Sublet" to find a sublet. You and the resident from whom you are subletting will then need to submit a sublet application to Harvard University Housing. Learn more about the sublet process. You may also visit Harvard University Housing's resources page for information regarding private market housing options. 

Secondary School Program students: you should discuss your options with a member of the program staff.

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


Secondary School and Pre-College Program students: You will dine only in Annenberg Hall (also known as "The Berg").

General Program students: You will dine only in Cabot and Pforzheimer dining halls.  

Meal plans are available to registered Summer School students living off campus and include three meals a day, seven days a week. The rates are:

  • $2,540 for the seven-week session
  • $1,270 for a three-week session

If you live off campus and are interested in this meal plan, call (617) 495-2942 and request a meal plan application form.

If you live off campus and are not interested in the meal plan, you may still purchase individual meals. You must present your Harvard University ID card to purchase individual meals and may pay with cash, credit card, or Crimson Cash. Guests are also allowed to purchase individual meals, but they must be accompanied by a Summer School student with a Harvard ID card. An additional seven percent meal tax is charged for those guests who do not present a Harvard University or other Student ID.

The individual meal rates are:

  • Breakfast: $11.59
  • Brunch: $15.09
  • Lunch: $15.09
  • Dinner: $18.60
  • Continental breakfast (Sunday only): $8.13


If you have a dietary restriction, such as a food allergy or intolerance that requires an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at (617) 998-9640 or email accessibility@dcemail.harvard.edu

For more information about the accommodation process, please visit Accessibility Services

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