Quick Answer: Can You Live Off Campus Freshman Year At Harvard?

You must live in Harvard housing your first-year at the College.

A very small percentage of students choose to live off-campus their following years.

Most students and alumni consider the House system one of the hallmarks of their Harvard experiences.

Are freshmen required to live on campus at Harvard?

All first-year students are required to live on campus. Most upperclassmen also live in College housing; those who choose to live elsewhere must submit the Housing Contract Cancellation form via the Residential Portal.

Do most Harvard students live on campus?

The House System

More than 97 percent of Harvard undergrads choose to live on campus for all four years, creating a strong campus community and undergraduate experience.

How much does it cost to live off campus at Harvard?

Rooms, Meals and College Necessities: Here’s What It’s Going to Cost

ExpenseOn Campus
Room and Board$16,660
— Housing$10,300
— Meals$6,360
Other Living Expenses$2,991

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Where do Freshman live at Harvard?

Every freshman is guaranteed housing and lives in one of the all-freshman dorms that are either in Harvard Yard or very near it.