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Visitors Information

Do you offer tours?

We invite you to take our virtual tour of the HGSE campus and surrounding area, hosted by current HGSE students and alumni. The tour provides an insider's look at the classrooms and facilities located in the heart of Harvard Square.

While in-person tours are not offered on the HGSE campus, the Admissions Office hosts on-campus small group sessions and one-on-one appointments with Admissions representatives. They provide prospective applicants with information about the school, academic programs, student life, and the application process. You also may be interested in observing a class while you visit HGSE.

If you would like to participate in any of these opportunities, please visit the Events & Opportunities page to register.

Where can I find directions to the HGSE campus?

HGSE is located in Harvard Square on Appian Way, a short walk from the Harvard Square T-stop on the Red Line. It is easily accessible by all modes of transportation.

Please see the following links for more thorough information on navigating your way to HGSE:

Is parking available at HGSE?

All day on-street parking is very limited at HGSE. As an alternative, there are nearby public parking facilities within walking distance of the HGSE campus.

Do you have a list of places to stay in the area?

There are several local accommodations, including hotels and bed and breakfasts, within a two-mile radius of HGSE's campus.

Can I still attend an HGSE event after the RSVP deadline has passed?

We strongly encourage you to attend an event, even if the RSVP deadline has passed.  Please contact the Admissions Office at gseadmissions@harvard.edu so that we may anticipate your arrival.

Are there current graduate students or alumni that I can contact?

Our Admissions Ambassador Program provides opportunities for you to connect with Alumni and Student Ambassadors to hear about the HGSE experience firsthand. You can also connect with alumni to learn about where an HGSE degree can take you.

We invite you to request a connection with an Admissions Ambassador via email. To do so, please complete the ambassador request form. You will receive an email from ambassadors@gse.harvard.edu, introducing you to an alumnus/a aligned to your preferences. Please note that it could take up to one week to respond to your request.

Due to the small size of the cohort and the high level of interest, we are unable to accommodate requests to connect with doctoral alumni. Doctoral students, however, will be represented at various on and off campus events and virtual sessions throughout the year.

How can I connect with HGSE at a distance?

HGSE offers a series of virtual information sessions that enable prospective students to learn about HGSE remotely. For further details and to RSVP to these events, please visit our Events & Opportunities page.

We are also invite you to tune into HGSE on YouTube and to follow us on Twitter.

What can I do in the area?

Please explore the various opportunities described on our "Living in Boston" page.