Harvard Students

Incoming HMS and HSDM Students

A drawing of Vanderbilt Hall overlooking the HMS QuadIncoming first year students who are enrolling in a full-time degree program at the Harvard Medical School, the School of Dental Medicine, or the Division of Medical Sciences will receive a housing application from their admissions office in March. Housing contracts are generally sent out to applicants in June. Room assignments are made at random. Those with physical or medical conditions will be given special consideration. Incoming students admitted in May or later may need to be placed on a wait list, and rooms will be assigned as they become available.

Current Harvard Students

Students who are currently enrolled in a full-time degree program at the Harvard Medical School, the School of Dental Medicine, the Division of Medical Sciences, the T. H. Chan School of Public Health, or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may apply for housing by email at vanderbilt_hall@hms.harvard.edu. Please provide your full name, Harvard Society/School/Department, current mailing address, telephone number, and the date you require housing. Once we receive your request we will place your name on our waitlist and contact you when there is availability. Current students may apply for housing at any time for this current academic year, but we will not accept applications from current students for the next academic year until May 25. Due to the extended Harvard Medical School academic year, we are not taking summer reservations at this time.

Incoming HCSPH, GSAS, AGE, and HMS Master's Program Students

Students who will be entering as full-time degree candidates in a Master's program at the Harvard Medical School, as full-time degree candidates at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health (HCSPH), as full-time degree candidates in the Advanced Graduate Education program (AGE) at the School of Dental Medicine, or as full-time degree candidates at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) are always welcome if space is available. Incoming Harvard students participating in any of the programs listed above may apply for housing by email starting on May 25, at vanderbilt_hall@hms.harvard.edu. Please provide your full name, Harvard School/Program/Department, expected graduation date, current mailing address, telephone number, and the date you require housing. In addition, a copy of your Harvard acceptance letter must be provided in order to be considered for housing. Once we receive your request and the copy of your acceptance letter, we will place your name on our waitlist and contact you when there is availability.

Visiting Students

Visiting Student Housing Application (click here)

Applicants must provide a letter of invitation from their Harvard sponsor in order to be considered for housing.

Applications for the fall will be accepted after June 30.

Please note that availability is extremely limited during the months of June, July, August, and September.