Summer Courses & Programs at Harvard

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For reasons of health and safety, all 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities will be offered online. The feedback from our 2020 virtual programs from students and faculty was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021. Learn more in the Summer School Updates and Resources.

High School Students

Both seven- and two-week programs will be offered in 2021. Start planning today!

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Adult & College Students

Study at Harvard and build new knowledge for your college major or career.

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Harvard College Students

Learn about the academic opportunities for Harvard College students

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Harvard Summer: A Photo Essay

L. Brent Gilmore, Harvard Extension School degree candidate, shares his summer experience in pictures.

Midway through my final year, I decided to enroll at Harvard Summer School, so I’d be around during the summer in Cambridge—which I’d often heard were so special. I came seeking to spend my remaining time at Harvard with greater intention and appreciation. Conveniently, I’d recently started to renew my devotion to photography."

See Brent's photos