Most Harvard locations are within a few minutes walk from the center of Harvard Square. The Harvard University campus map indicates the most common destinations, including the Admissions and Financial Aid Office.
Harvard College Admissions Visitor Center
5 James Street, Cambridge, MA
Due to traffic patterns in and around Harvard Square please allow an extra 20-30 minutes of travel time.
Take Exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston). Bear right after the toll booth at the end of the exit ramp. At the third set of lights (over the bridge), turn left onto Memorial Drive. After the second set of lights, turn right onto JFK Street. Go through two sets of lights to reach Harvard Square. At the third set of lights, turn left onto Brattle Street, where there is metered parking.
Parking is difficult, so please allow an extra 30-40 minutes to find commercial lots and garages in the area. Should you decide to take your chances and park at the meters (which we don't encourage), please bring a roll of quarters with you, as we don't have petty cash in the office and the meters won't take smaller coins or credit cards. Also, if you do choose to park at a meter, please pay careful attention to the signs associated with the meter you select as cars are towed by the City of Cambridge on designated street cleaning days.
On-street parking is scarce in Cambridge, but there are several public parking lots and garages. There is also parking available at the Harvard garages on Oxford Street and Broadway on weekdays. You may purchase a pass online. You will need a printer to complete this transaction and when prompted, select: Department: Admin. & Financial Aid, Department Code: 3003. Click here for additional parking information.
As a convenience for our visitors we list below several commercial garages which may offer spaces. None is endorsed by Harvard or by the Admissions Office.
Pilgrim Parking/Church Street
41 Church Street
Harvard Square Garage
15 Eliot Street
University Place Garage
124 Mt Auburn Street
The University Disability Coordinator and Harvard Parking Services jointly manage all parking policy and parking requests based on disability or medical condition. Should you require such accommodations during your visit to the University, please contact the University Disability coordinator at (617) 495-1540 x 1 or email@example.com seven to ten days before your planned visit.
Take the SILVER Line to South Station. Switch to the RED LINE inbound (toward ALEWIFE), go six stops and get off at HARVARD. The subway ride from Logan Airport takes approximately 45 minutes. The fare is $2.00.
The ride to Harvard Square takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs about $35.
Take the RED LINE toward ALEWIFE from South Station six stops to HARVARD SQUARE.