Resources and Activities

You have access to a number of helpful resources and activities as a student at Harvard Summer School.


Participate in intramurals, attend concerts, and take day trips to towns in New England. Learn more about summer activities.

Academic support

  • Resources to Support Academic Integrity provides online resources and tutorials, and tips to avoid plagiarism.
  • The Harvard College Writing Center is an invaluable resource for strengthening your writing skills. Peer tutors, who are Harvard College undergraduates, help you properly structure academic papers, develop critical ideas, and improve grammar and syntax. You can contact them at (617) 495-1655 for more information.
  • The Harvard Summer Writing Program offers a series of workshops on topics such as Writing the College Application Essay and Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.
  • The Academic Tutor Program provides tutoring services to Harvard Summer School students. Tutors are typically Harvard College students or recent graduates. They offer a variety of group study sessions and one-on-one tutoring in general academic disciplines.
  • Math help is arranged according to course. Consult your math instructor at the beginning of the session to learn what resources are available.

Computer and e-mail accounts

Computing resources are available in the Science Center and at 53 Church Street. All students are eligible for a Harvard e-mail account too. Find out more in Computer Accounts and Facilities.


If you have a documented disability, the Summer School ensures that you have equal opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from our academic and residential programs. See Disability Services.

Athletic facilities

Gyms, swimming pools, and tennis courts are a few of the campus athletic facilities you have access to in the summer. Learn more about summer athletics.

Libraries, museums,  and cultural activities

With a host of academic and cultural resources, the Harvard campus is an enriching environment in which to learn. There are art and natural history museums, world-renowned libraries, and opportunities to access various religious communities. Learn more about Harvard libraries and Harvard museums.

Parking and transit

We encourage you to get around on foot, bike, or public transportation, as parking in Cambridge is extremely limited. If you do drive, permits are required for parking on University property. See parking and transit.

ID cards

Harvard ID cards provide access to a variety of on-campus facilities and resources. See ID cards to learn more about card privileges and how to get an ID card.

Tour the Harvard campus

The University offers walking tours of campus. See Harvard Tours. Or check out the Harvard mobile tour.

Interested in visiting? Find hotel and tourist information on the Cambridge Office of Tourism website.