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. You can learn more about Harvard's Allston campus plans here.

The University maintains its properties with a commitment to tradition and consideration for the environment. Harvard’s sustainability initiative successfully reduced carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2008 to 2016. The office continues to offer information and tools to departments and individuals seeking to help make Harvard sustainable for the long term.

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, Harvard's Travel department website lists resources and 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 ice skating from January through March, and much 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.