There are several banks in the immediate area which are easily accessible from campus. We do not, however, have any specific recommendations to offer. They are all very good, and we recommend that each individual investigate the options when arriving in Cambridge. If you're looking to get an early start, you might try using the internet to find what nearby banks have to offer. The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce website or the official website of the City of Cambridge could help you get started, or you could try using Superpages, Boston.com or another online directory to find out how to contact banks in the area. There are many hotels and bed-and-breakfasts within walking distance of Harvard Square; again, we make no specific recommendations and invite you to browse the sites mentioned above.