Welcome and Arrival Information

Welcome and Arrival Information

Welcome to Harvard University Housing and thank you for choosing to live with us. To help make a smooth transition to Harvard University Housing, please read the information below on planning your arrival.

Find information about your property by selecting it from the drop-down menu or by using the menu to the left. Once in the property you must use the left hand menu to navigate.

COMING SOON: Property Welcome information for 65 Mount Auburn Street, 20-20A Prescott Street, and 22-24 Prescott Street.

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Here is some information to make your arrival at Harvard University Housing go smoothly.


If you are bringing your school-age children, be sure to check public school registration requirements well in advance of your arrival.


Dogs living with you in your pet-friendly apartment must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the City of Cambridge every year. View the pet and service animal policies.

International students

Consider "unlocking" your phone prior to leaving your home country. This will enable you to use a SIM card from a company such as campusSIMS or US Mobile in your phone. Those sim cards may be available at the Property Management Office. Also, take a moment to visit the Harvard International Office web site.

Key Pick-up

Be sure to read the information sent to you by the HUH leasing staff regarding key pick up, especially if you will arrive outside of HUH Property Management Office hours. Click here for specific key information for your property.


If you plan on bringing a moving van or truck it will NOT fit under the overpasses (10' clearance) on Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road, and Memorial Drive. Plan your route in advance to avoid a hazardous and costly problem.

Parking arrangements for trucks and vans must be made in advance.

Please visit your property page and click on "Amenities & Features" for information about parking your car.

Furniture and Lighting

Most HUH units have NO furniture--the unit is empty except for a stove and refrigerator. You need to bring, buy, or rent a bed, other furniture, and household items. Click here to learn what is included in units that are designated as furnished. In many HUH units, rooms do NOT have overhead lights, so you also may need table or floor lamps.


You will probably want to stock up on groceries and some household items as soon as you arrive. Visit your property page, click the "Maps & Neighborhood" link and then check "Grocery Shopping" for a list of groceries close to your building.