About Us

Join us for a challenging and enriching experience at Harvard this summer. Our more than 300 courses are taught by Harvard professors and visiting scholars during the day, evening, and online.

  • High school students: Apply to our Secondary School Program for an immersive seven-week college experience at Harvard. Or apply to the Pre-College Program, where you can take two week, noncredit courses on the Harvard campus.
  • Visiting college students: earn course credit toward a degree or prepare for graduate school with advanced coursework.
  • Adults and professionals: take a course to advance your career or personal interests.
  • Harvard students: fulfill a degree requirement and study on campus, online, or abroad.

The Harvard Summer Experience

Get a taste of what it’s like to be a student at Harvard Summer School in this video.

Harvard Campus and Community

Cambridge, Boston, and Harvard are lively in the summertime, and there are many University resources and activities to enjoy.

Living on the Harvard Campus

Live in campus housing around Harvard Square, and you will be a short walk from classes, the dining hall, shops, and restaurants.

Libraries, Museums, Athletic Facilities

Fifty-seven miles of bookshelves … Who needs a treadmill? You could get lost in the expansive Widener Library. The University also has wonderful museums and computer labs, and gyms, pools, tennis courts, and boathouses.

Fun and Relaxation

Participate in organized excursions, intramural sports, and musical groups. You can walk, bike, or ride the subway to downtown Boston. There is also plenty to explore in Harvard Square.

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our Mission

The Summer School is open to students from around the world interested in a Harvard summer.

a welcome from the dean

our mission statement