Take a student-led supplemental tour focused on Harvard’s undergraduate programs in engineering and the applied sciences (including applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering sciences, and mechanical engineering).
The tour, led by SEAS staff and students concentrating in the sciences and engineering, provides an overview of pursuing a technical degree in a liberal arts context, undergraduate research opportunities, related student groups and competitions, and support for entrepreneurship and innovation.
The SEAS tour will not cover the Harvard College (undergraduate) admissions process. To learn more about admissions and financial aid, please visit the office of Harvard College Admissions and Financial Aid. You may also attend the Harvard College general informtaion session and tour.
For those who are unable to attend one of our in-person, SEAS-hosted tours, consider using our self-guided virtual tour at www.seas.harvard.edu/tour. Two of our buildings are also featured in the Harvard College virtual tour at college.harvard.edu/admissions/visit.
The dates and times for tours in the academic 2014-15 year are to be determined (TBD).
*NOTE: If you are coming from the Harvard College Tour, you have a few minutes to grab a quick bite to eat prior to the SEAS Tour. The Greenhouse Cafe at the Science Center and HLS Pub are the closest restaurants. A complete listing is availale online at the Harvard University Dining Services webpage.
Maxwell Dworkin Plaza between Pierce Hall and Hauser Hall (Harvard Law School)
Rain Location: Maxwell Dworkin Ground Floor Lobby
As the final stop of the science and engineering tour is at the far end of the north campus, visitors should allow extra time to return to the central Harvard campus or Harvard Square (both are approximately a 10-15 minute walk, see Google maps here).
Particular highlights include stops at the design labs in Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory (home to computer science and electrical engineering), undergraduate instructional labs in Pierce Hall (home to many engineering departments), and Bioengineering labs at 60 Oxford St (home to Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Wyss Institute).
Specific information about dorms, athletic facilities, and libraries will not be included in this tour. The route takes visitors to an area of campus that is to the north of historic Harvard Yard (beyond the Science Center and adjacent to Harvard Law School).
For our current schedule please refer to the SEAS Tours Registration Tool. The SEAS Tour is limited to 90 registered attendees. The SEAS Tours Registration Tool will only show available dates and times for tours with reamining space. If a specific date does not appear, we no longer have room and encourage you to sign up for an alternate date.
- Cancellations: If you are no longer able to attend the tour, please email your name and scheduled tour date to VisitInfo@seas.harvard.edu
- Waitlist: To be added to the waitlist, please send the following information via email at VisitInfo@seas.harvard.edu: Your first and last name, # of attendees, preferred tour dates.
Phone: (617) 495-3163
Note: The SEAS tour does not cover the same topics and route as the standard Harvard College admissions tour. Students and parents who desire a complete overview of the College may want to consider taking both tours.
Contact: Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid | (617) 495-1551