Campus Visits and Tours

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 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.

Dates & Times

The Spring 2013 tour schedule is as follows:

Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 starting on February 12th through April 25th (no tour on 3/14, 3/19, 3/21).  All tours leave from the College Admissions Visitor Center (5 James Street).

Particular highlights include stops at Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory (home to computer science and electrical engineering) and the Northwest Science Building (a 500,000 square-foot interdisciplinary research facility with world-class undergraduate teaching labs).

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).

Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. For our current schedule please refer to our Tour Registration Tool or see the Admissions Visitor Center Calendar.

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).

Note: This tour does not cover the same topics and route as the standard admissions tour.

Students and parents who desire a complete overview of the College may want to consider taking both tours.

College Admissions Information Sessions and Tours


Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
(617) 495-1551