Resources & Activities

As a student at Harvard Summer School, you have access to a number of helpful resources and 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.


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

Computer and e-mail accounts

Computer labs are available, on-campus residences and classrooms are on the Harvard network, and Harvard e-mail accounts are available to summer students.


Participate in intramurals, attend concerts, and take day trips to towns in New England.

Athletic facilities

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


Whether you sing or play an instrument, the Harvard Summer Chorus, Orchestra, and Pops Band offer opportunities for performance.

Secondary school students

Students in the Secondary School Program have additional resources for academic and residential support, as well as special activities designed just for them.

Libraries 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.

Parking and transportation

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.