First-Year Family Weekend

Experience Harvard College through the eyes of your student. Visit classes, meet other families, and learn about all that Harvard has to offer.


Online registration for First-Year Family Weekend closed on Friday, October 25. First-year students, family and friends are invited to all events. Registration is free and can also be done in person upon arrival. 


About the Weekend

First-Year Family Weekend offers a glimpse into the transformative power of Harvard College that our students experience each and every day. The opportunity to visit classes and engage in discussions with faculty members offers parents a sense of where the intellectual transformation begins for our students. At the same time, the many receptions and the Harvard football game provide a chance to see how the College community comes together in ways that support the social transformation of our students. And finally, we hope the opportunity to meet other students and their families will open a window to the rich diversity of experiences and perspectives that contribute to personal transformation for our students. For those who are able to join us, we wish you a memorable weekend.

Many families have found it helpful to arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday as the programs begin first thing Friday morning and run through late Saturday afternoon.

View the First-Year Family Weekend 2018 Gallery