Housing Eligibility

Housing Eligibility

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to live in Harvard University Housing. Please click the appropriate tab(s) below for more information.

  • Full-time, registered, tuition-paying, Harvard graduate degree candidates* with An Affiliation valid through March 1, 2018 at a minimum.

  • *Harvard Extension School students, Summer School students, and Undergraduates are not eligible to lease HUH units. They may apply to sublet them during approved sublet periods.
  • If you are a newly accepted, incoming eligible graduate student, please apply after March 1.
  • A spouse/domestic partner, child, parent, or sibling of an eligible affiliate may live with a Harvard University Housing resident as an Authorized Occupant.
    • Authorized Occupants may not lease an HUH unit or live in with one without the affilated resident.
    • The affiliate must include the Authorized Occupant on their Harvard University Housing Application and then complete and submit an Authorized Occupant Form as part of the lease.
    • Authorized Occupants are not permitted to live in Cronkhite Graduate Center or 4-6 Mount Auburn Street.
    • Maximum occupancy rules apply.

Full time Harvard University Faculty or Employees

  • Full time is considered 35 hours/week at a minumum.
  • Employees who possess, or will possess upon the start of employment, a valid (active) Harvard University I.D. number, receive a Harvard University paycheck and full University benefits.
  • Those who have a full time Harvard appointment (or offer for such) as a non-Harvard-paid visiting faculty member, visiting scholar, visiting fellow, non-benefits-eligible postdoctoral fellow, Harvard teaching hospital employee, or a similar affiliation category and possess or will be issued a valid (active) Harvard University I.D. number.
  • Those who have a Person of Interest role or a Harvard University library I.D. card number are not eligible.
  • If you are currently affiliated with Harvard and are starting a new job, you must submit your new appointment letter to us so we can confirm eligibility.
  • Affiliation must be valid through March 1, 2018 at a minimum.
  • Faculty and employees are not eligible to live in the Cronkhite Graduate Center.
  • A spouse/domestic partner, child, parent, or sibling of an an eligible affiliate may live with a Harvard University Housing resident as an Authorized Occupant.
    • Authorized Occupants may not lease an HUH unit or live in with one without the affilated resident.
    • The affiliate must include the Authorized Occupant on their Harvard University Housing Application and then complete and submit an Authorized Occupant Form as part of the lease.
    • Authorized Occupants are not permitted to live in Cronkhite Graduate Center or 4-6 Mount Auburn Street.
    • Maximum occupancy rules apply.