In addition, Harvard families might visit at other times of year to see a Harvard athletic event or performance, or to explore greater Cambridge and Boston.
Here we have compiled some useful information to assist in planning your visit.
There are a wide variety of accommodations around Harvard Square. The following organizations maintain lists of area hotels:
Note: During First-Year Family Weekend and Junior Family Weekend, room blocks at a few Cambridge hotels will be reserved at a special rate for Harvard families, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the Junior Family Weekend page for information.
Complimentary parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street parking lot for our visiting families for Junior Family Weekend and First-Year Family Weekend, courtesy of the Dean of Students Office. This parking is available from 5 PM Thursday, 2/28-2PM Sunday, 3/3 for Junior Family Weekend. Please inform the attendant you are here for Family Weekend. For additional visitor parking information, please visit the Harvard Parking Services website.
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Transportation (Getting Around)
Shuttles are available on campus. View the schedules and real-time vehicle locations.
For information about dining on-campus with your student, please visit the Harvard University Dining Services website.
Harvard Square offers a wide range of delicious dining options from burgers and sandwiches to gourmet fare. For more information, please visit the Harvard Square Business Association’s most current list.
Please enjoy complimentary wi-fi access while you are on campus by choosing “Harvard Guest” when connecting to the internet.
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