Living at Harvard

The residential system creates vibrant, unique, and supportive communities where you can unwind after a busy day and feel at home.

Fall 2020

Traditions and policies have been modified to comply with public health guidelines and minimize risk to students, faculty, and staff. Get information about the Community Council, socializing rules, move-in, and move-out.

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Harvard Yard

Apley Court

Harvard Yard Dorms

First-year students live in four residential neighborhoods called Yards, which are located at the geographic and historic center of College life. Accommodations range from eighteenth-century buildings, which housed the earliest Harvard students as well as George Washington's troops, to our newest twentieth-century accommodations in Canaday Hall.

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The Houses

The Houses serve as the foundation for the undergraduate experience at Harvard College. Ninety-eight percent of all undergraduates live in one of the twelve residential Houses.  Each House accommodates 350-500 students with its own dining hall, common rooms, and facilities for academic, recreational, and cultural activities.

Learn More About The 12 Houses

Dudley Co-Op


Dudley Community

The Dudley Community serves a variety of undergraduate upper-level students from across campus not residing in one of the Houses. This includes: residents of the Dudley Co-op, Visiting Undergraduate Students (VUS) from other universities, and students residing off-campus. Like the Houses, Dudley offers holistic academic advising and support and has facilities, amenities, and programming targeted toward the unique Dudley population. 

About Dudley Community