Guide to Campus

With three main campuses, and holdings elsewhere, Harvard occupies about 5,000 acres within Massachusetts. There are also several academic centers in other parts of the U.S. and in other countries.

Harvard College and a number of graduate schools are in Cambridge. Harvard’s Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Dental Medicine and related facilities are in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.

Harvard Business School and many athletic facilities are in Allston. Allston is also where the University is expanding its campus over the next decades to meet its academic and research needs, with the recently opened Science and Engineering Complex along with new housing, shopping and arts/performance spaces. 

The University maintains its properties with a commitment to tradition and best practices in green building and design. Harvard’s Office for Sustainability manages the implementation of tools and resources that provide a framework for constructing and operating healthy, efficienct spaces that enhance the health and productivity of occupants.

If you’re looking for a nearby place to eat, many campus restaurants are open to the Harvard community. If you’re planning a meeting or event (including personal events), Harvard Events Management offers a range of resources as well as information on facilities for rent on campus.

If you want to get outside and enjoy the campus, Common Spaces sponsors events, performances, food trucks (year round), a weekly Farmer’s Market from June through November (co-sponsored with Harvard Dining), free winter activities, and more, primarily on the main Cambridge campus.

For information on safety and security at Harvard, please visit the Harvard University Police Department website and read Playing it Safe. If you need an escort to walk in or around campus at night, consult the Harvard University Escort Program.