SEAS Tours (Undergraduate only)

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 information session and tour.

Please note that registration is required for both the SEAS Tour and Harvard College Information Session & Tour so be sure to register as soon as you have a visit date in mind.

What dates will SEAS Tours be offered this Fall?

Friday, Oct. 4 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Oct. 11 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Oct. 25 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Nov. 1 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Nov. 8 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Nov. 15 from 8:15-9:15 AM

Friday, Nov. 22 from 8:15-9:15 AM

 

How do I register for a SEAS Tour?

Click here to register online for SEAS Tours through Eventbrite.

  • Cancellations:  If you are no longer able to attend the tour, please cancel your registration via Eventbrite or email  VisitInfo@seas.harvard.edu with your name and order number with at least 48 hours notice.
Where do the SEAS Tours depart from?

Tour check-in takes place in the Maxwell Dworkin Ground Floor Lobby between Pierce Hall and Hauser Hall (33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA  02138).

*NOTE: You will have the opportunity to attend the Harvard College Admissions Information Session and Tour which will take place at the Harvard College Admissions Visitor Center located in the Agassiz House in Radcliffe Yard (5 James Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). 

Where should I park for a SEAS Tour?

Public Parking

Public parking is available at metered spots on Oxford Street or Massachusetts Ave. Parking meters run from one to two hours, and will take quarters only. SEAS cannot make change and does not maintain a supply of coins, so please bring quarters with you. A further advisory: Cambridge parking violations start at $25.00, and meters are monitored closely by transportation officers. We do not reimburse visitors for parking tickets. 

Daily Parking Permits for Visitors

You may purchase a Daily Visitor Parking Permit online for Harvard garages on Oxford Street and Everett Street (weekdays only). You will need a printer to complete this transaction. When prompted, select:

  • Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Department Code: 2006

Permits may also be purchased from Harvard University Parking Services at Smith Campus Center on the 8th Floor, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue and their offices open at 8:00am. For additional questions, please call (617) 496-7827.

Special Event Parking for Visitors (Invited Guests)

To obtain reserved parking for visitors or special events submit a request by email to event_parking@harvard.edu. In your message, include the name/description of event, time and date, how many vehicles are expected, preferred parking location, and contact information. 

You can also provide this information on a form available at Harvard University Parking Services. The events coordinator will respond to your request with information on space availability and parking rates. 

Please send your query about reserved parking at least two weeks before your event; requests sent without sufficient notice will be subject to additional charges.

More Parking Information

Parking policies at Harvard are the responsibility of the Harvard University Parking Services, (617) 496-7827. For detailed parking information, please visit the Parking Services website at www.transportation.harvard.edu/parking.

Can I bring additional guests that were not registered?

We kindly ask that you do not bring additional guests beyond those that registered for your selected tour time. Any cancellation that is made is automatically designated to the next person on the waitlist, up until the start of the tour. All tours are capped at a certain level due to the availability of tour guides and the capacity for guests in the lab spaces which make it difficult to accommodate additional requests.

What other options are available if I can not make a SEAS Tour?

Given the limited availability of the SEAS Tours, we strongly encourage you to consider the following options:

For more questions about SEAS undergraduate programs and visits:

Email:  VisitInfo@seas.harvard.edu

Phone: (617) 495-3163