Parents

Can we send belongings ahead of time?

Yes. Once students receive their Harvard Yard Mail Center addresses in August with their rooming assignments, they may begin shipping items. You will be able to pick up any packages shipped in advance in the Science Center, 1st Floor, Tuesday, August 27 through Saturday, August 31, 8am-6pm. After this time, package pick-up hours return to their normal schedule of Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

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When should families leave?

Once Orientation begins, students will have a full schedule of events and meetings keeping them busy. We recommend that families reconnect to say goodbye in time for students to attend a mandatory evening meeting beginning at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 27.

Can you recommend a local bank or hotel?

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 ...

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When do first-years need to move out of the dorms, and how does move-out work?

All members of the Class of 2023 will need to be fully moved out of their rooms by 12:00pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

At this time access cards will be deactivated, and students will no longer be able to get in and out of the dorm. To facilitate move-out, the Yard gates will be open to vehicles at designated times.

Sending boxes home early will make move out easier. For students preferring not to take all of their belongings home with them, the College recommends private storage services such as...

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