Junior Family Weekend

Image of parents and guardians at Sanders Theater during Junior Family Weekend


Through this program, you will have the chance to glimpse 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 will offer you a sense of where the intellectual transformation begins for our students. At the same time, sampling Harvard’s extracurricular life through sporting events, creative performances and other events, will give you a feel for how our students transform socially.  Hopefully, your time on campus meeting 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. And finally, by attending receptions and lunch in the residential houses, we invite you to experience Harvard’s unique house life where the College community comes together in ways that support all three aspects of transformation of our students – social, personal and intellectual. We hope you have a chance to take advantage of all of these opportunities and we wish you a memorable weekend.

Class of 2020 Junior Family Wekend

Save the Date: Junior Family Weekend for the Class of 2020 will be held Friday, March 1st-Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. We will post updated hotel information as soon as it is available.

Class of 2019 Junior Family Wekend

At the end of February, over 1,100 parents visited campus for Junior Family Weekend. The program gave parents the opportunity to experience all that Harvard College has to offer with a special focus on house life, featuring a presentation about the Harvard House system, lunch in the houses, house receptions, and house tours.

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See highlights from the weekend in our photo gallery