Campus Visits and Tours

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SEAS 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 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.

Dates & Times

The Summer 2014 tour schedule is listed below.  The SEAS tour will last approximately 1 hour followed by an optional, informal question & answer period with SEAS staff and students.

  • Wednesday, July 16th @ 12:15 p.m. check-in and 12:30 p.m. tour begins
  • Wednesday, July 23rd @ 12:15 p.m. check-in and 12:30 p.m. tour begins
  • Wednesday, July 30th @ 12:15 p.m. check-in and 12:30 p.m. tour begins
  • Wednesday, August 6th @ 12:15 p.m. check-in and 12:30 p.m. tour begins
  • Wednesday, August 13th @ 12:15 p.m. check-in and 12:30 p.m. tour begins
  • Wednesday, August 20th  @ 12:15 p.m. check-in and 12:30 p.m. tour begins

The Fall 2014 tour schedule will be available by mid-September.  At that time, we will list the new tour dates in the section above.

*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.

Location

Maxwell Dworkin Plaza between Pierce Hall and Hauser Hall (Harvard Law School)

Address:  33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA  02138  (SEAS Campus MapGoogle Maps | GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.378784 | Longitude: -71.116824)

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).

Highlights

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).

Registration

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.

SEAS Contact Information

Email:  VisitInfo@seas.harvard.edu

Phone:  (617) 495-2833

Harvard College Admissions Information Sessions and Tours

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