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Your Room

Room assignments

View your housing assignment in online services.

Housing will be assigned to eligible students who submit full payment of tuition, housing, and all other fees by the housing request deadline of May 21. If all spaces are filled before May 21 we will stop taking housing requests. We expect to begin releasing housing assignments on June 12.

The Summer School reserves the right to make any changes in room assignments that it deems advisable.

See Campus Map and Directions and Moving In and Out of Housing for more information.

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Summer School does not release information about roommates. Roommate requests cannot be honored.

Secondary School Program students

Secondary School Program students are assigned to Claverly Hall or the following Yard and Union dormitories:

All other students

All other students are assigned to the following:

Residence furnishings

Provided for you:

You should bring:

Students are not permitted: halogen lamps or cooking appliances (except microfridges rented from Harvard Student Agencies). Cooking appliances include coffee/teapots, hot pots, popcorn poppers, etc. The electric voltage for small appliances is 100-V, 60 cycles.

Available for rent, purchase, or use on campus:

You may also find what you need at the shops in Harvard Square.

Rooms are not equipped with cable television service, and bicycles are not allowed in hallways or inside rooms for any reason.

Air conditioning. Residences are not air conditioned, and portable air conditioners are not allowed on campus. However, air conditioners will be installed for students approved for accommodations for a documented disability that requires air conditioning. The request for accommodation form and current supporting documentation of your disability must be submitted as early as possible, and no later than Monday, May 21.

More information about buildings and what is provided in your room will be available later this spring.

Harvard Student Agencies

Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) provides many services to summer school students, including linen rentals, laundry service, refrigerator/microwave combinations, water coolers, and fans.

HSA will notify you should more than 1 of the same item be ordered for your room or suite. If you decide to share appliances with your roommates upon arrival, you may contact HSA to cancel your order. You may bring additional items such as rugs, desk lamps, wastebaskets, and laundry baskets. These items and other dorm essentials will also be available for purchase at the HSA store on 17 Holyoke Street.

HSA recommends you place orders early as items will sell out quickly. Early orders are guaranteed to be in your room upon arrival. Representatives will be available during Opening Weekend to accept orders as well. You may place orders throughout the summer at the HSA office at 17 Holyoke Street.

HSA is an independent student contractor, and payment or cancellations must be made directly to that office. If you have any questions about items available for rent, e-mail, call (617) 496-3412, or see the HSA website.