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As an EPB student, your life will be centered around the city of Cambridge, which combines the attractions of a cosmopolitan city with the charm of a New England town. Cambridge is organized around traditional town greens, tree-lined squares, and the banks of the Charles River. The areas immediately surrounding the University, including Kendall Square, Central Square, Harvard Square and Porter Square, offer one-of-a-kind shops, international restaurants, bookstores, cafés, and music stores.

Complete information regarding many aspects of graduate student life can be found on the GSAS web site:

Items covered by this site include (but are not limited to):

Dudley House (a gathering center specifically for graduate students)

  • Housing
  • Living in Cambridge & Boston
  • Minority Students
  • Student Organizations
  • Counseling, Academic and Other Resources
  • Student Services Office
  • Student Affairs Office
  • Religious Life at Harvard

Additional information regarding life in Cambridge can be found at:

You might also want to consult the GSAS Student Survival Guide, written a few years ago by graduate students to provide advice for entering students.

2005 daVinci Group retreat. For additional images explore the Retreat Program & Photos section.