Visit Harvard University Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to Harvard University makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of Harvard University without visiting the school in person. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the Harvard University vibe, campus and community without visiting Harvard University in person – a virtual tour of the Harvard University campus! If definitely want to visit Harvard University in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for Harvard University to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit Harvard University?

Visiting Harvard University depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit Harvard University twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of Cambridge as well. Remember that Cambridge is also catering to 7333 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit Harvard University?

The Harvard University admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in Cambridge. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge at Harvard University
  • The Mary Prentiss Inn at Harvard University
  • Porter Square Hotel at Harvard University
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge at Harvard University
  • Harvard Square Hotel at Harvard University
  • Irving House at Harvard at Harvard University
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel at Harvard University
  • Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square at Harvard University
  • The Charles Hotel at Harvard University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge at Harvard University

What do families do in Cambridge when they visit Harvard University?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around Cambridge. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at Harvard University and see for yourself how the student make use of Cambridge.

What buildings should I look at when I visit Harvard University?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.