Canaday houses 255 students as well as the Harvard College Women’s Center. It's Harvard’s newest and largest first-year dorm as well as one of the most conveniently located in the Yard. Highlights of living in Canaday include:
- A wide variety of rooming configurations - Canaday is divided into seven vertical entryways consisting of a variety of suites from singles to sextuplets.
- Some rooms on the top floors also have skylights, which give them great natural light.
- Canaday’s courtyard also serves as a great space for all students to congregate.
- Close to: Annenberg Dining Hall; the Science Center; key classroom spaces; and the University Plaza, which holds food trucks, pop-up concerts, wellness activities, and a weekly Farmer's Market.
Built in 1870, Thayer lies at the heart of Harvard Yard. Thayer is also home to Room 13, ECHO, and Contact, peer counseling groups that offer a safe and supportive space for all students. Famous former residents include poet e.e. cummings and actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Highlights of living in Thayer include:
- A social and tightly-knit community fostered by the building's wide hallways and elevator.
- Room configurations include shared doubles and triples with hall-style bathrooms and spacious common rooms complete with decorative fireplaces.
- Close proximity to Annenberg Dining Hall, the Science Center, and the bustling University Plaza.