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.
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 processes vary by Property Office, with arrangements being required two to seven days in advance.
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.
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.
As you are not allowed to use nails, screws, or otherwise make holes in the walls, we recommend the use of 3M Command or similar products for hanging pictures. If an item is too heavy to be safely secured without nails, screws, etc., you will not be able to attach it to the wall.