Historical Tour

Join the Crimson Key Society for an hour-long tour highlighting the history of Harvard, from its inception in 1636 to the present.

Tuesday, August 23rd: Meet outside the Science Center Plaza Tent, near the Parent Reception
  • 11am-12pm: Historical Tour
  • 12pm-1pm: Historical Tour
  • 1pm-2pm: Historical Tour
  • 2pm-3pm: Historical Tour
Thursday, August 25th: Meet at CKS Info Tent
  • 10am-11am: Historical Tour
Sunday, August 28th: Meet at CKS Info Tent
  • 12pm-1pm: Historical Tour

Practical Tour

This hour-long tour is designed to orient new students to Harvard's campus and the Square. From upperclassmen houses and social spaces, to University Health Services and local eateries, students will get the inside scoop! Come learn all of the Harvard lingo. Meet at the Crimson Key Information Tent in Harvard Yard.

Wednesday, August 24th
  • 11am-12pm: Practical Tour
Saturday, August 27th
  • 1pm-2pm: Practical Tour
Sunday, August 28th
  • 2pm-3pm: Practical Tour

Academic Buildings Tour

This tour will orient new students to all of Harvard's academic buildings. Some classroom buildings are easy to find, but do you know where the Geological Labs are? How about CGIS? Come learn about these, and more, in preparation for your first shopping week! Meet at the CKS Information Tent in Harvard Yard.

Thursday, August 25th
  • 4pm-5pm: Academic Buildings Tour
Saturday, August 27th
  • 12pm-1pm: Academic Buildings Tour
Sunday, August 28th
  • 3pm-4pm: Academic Buildings Tour

Women's History Tour

This tour branches into both the Yard and the former Radcliffe campus, tracking the progression of women at Harvard. Learn about the history of the two schools and how they eventually became one. Meet at the CKS Information Tent in Harvard Yard.

Thursday, August 28th
  • 11am-12pm: Women's History Tour