Living Off Campus

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. 

The Harvard Divinity School also has a limited number of rental apartments available to Harvard-affiliated students during the summer.

If you are a Secondary School Program student, you should discuss your options with a member of the program staff. If you are a Pre-College Program student, you live in on-campus housing.

dining services for students living off campus

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

  • $2,450 for the seven-week session
  • $1,225 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.

You may also purchase individual meals at Annenberg by paying with cash, credit card, or a Crimson Cash account. Guests must be accompanied by a Summer School student. 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 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.

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