In Person Details

Daily Schedule

Program check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the first day. A typical day begins at 9:00am and ends by 5:00pm. A light continental breakfast and an afternoon snack are served daily.

Classroom Location and Parking

Program locations vary by year. See the Harvard University campus map to orient yourself to the area. Cambridge has local resident permit-only parking on most public streets. We therefore encourage participants to use public transportation. If you must travel by car, please refer to parking information below.

Living Accommodations

Executive Education participants are responsible for their own living accommodations. See below for information on hotels and other housing options.

Program Materials

All programs distribute materials (advance surveys, readings, presentations, etc.) via a password protected website, which participants receive access to upon registration.


Unless otherwise specified, business casual attire is appropriate for all Executive Education classes and functions.


To ensure the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, the State of Massachusetts requires that educational visitors are immunized against common contagious illnesses. Please ensure that your immunizations are up to date prior to arrival on campus.

Program Conduct

We reserve the right to exclude or remove any participant deemed by the instructor or staff to be disruptive to program activities and teaching. For more details, here is our Code of Conduct specific to in-person programs.

Traveling to Us

View the Cambridge Area Hotels Map

The Charles Hotel
1.800.882.1818 / 617.864.1200

The Sheraton Commander Hotel
1.866.500.0293 / 617.547.4800
For Harvard rate use code “HVD.” Rate subject to availability.

The Harvard Square Hotel
1.800.458.5886 / 617.491.2222

The Hotel Veritas
1.888.520.1050 / 617.520.5000

Irving House at Harvard

A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

Porter Square Hotel

AC Hotel By Marriott Boston Cambridge

Hotel 1868

Mary Prentiss Inn

Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
1.800.874.0663 / 617.783.0090
Complimentary shuttle to Harvard Square available.

Courtyard by Marriott, Cambridge
1.888.236.2427 / 617.492.7777
$5.00 shuttle to Harvard University available.

Freepoint Hotel
* Harvard discount rate here.

Le Meridien Hotel
1.800.543.4300 / 617.577.0200

The Marriott Residence Inn Cambridge
1.800.331.3131 / 617.577.2545

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
1.800.228.9290 / 617.494.6600

Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville
Cambridge Hotel Boston Somerville – Harvard University

The Harvard Visitor’s Travel Portal is also available. Services include hotel booking at discounted Harvard rates, car rentals and other ground transportation services, campus tour reservations, maps and directions.

Public Transportation

The Office of Executive Education and Gund Hall are both located within walking distance from the Harvard Square MBTA subway/bus station. See directions and map below. Driving is not recommended due to limited parking in the Cambridge area. If you choose to drive, see Driving Directions below.

View the Harvard University Campus Map to locate specific Graduate School of Design buildings.


Take the MBTA Red Line or bus to Harvard Square. Follow directions below from Harvard Square to Gund Hall.

From Logan International Airport to Harvard Square

From all terminals, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, take the Red Line subway outbound (Alewife) to Harvard Square. Follow directions below from Harvard Square to Gund Hall.

From Harvard Square to Gund Hall (Harvard Graduate School of Design)

From the Out of Town News stand in the center of Harvard Square, walk east along Massachusetts Avenue, passing Harvard Yard on the left and the Smith Campus Center on the right.  Within a few blocks the road forks. Turn left onto Quincy Street and walk two blocks, crossing Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Gund Hall is at the corner of Cambridge and Quincy Streets.

Go to for maps, schedules, fares, and an interactive route planner.


Bluebikes Bike Share Program

Bluebikes is a bike sharing system providing thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville and the surrounding area. Bikes can be picked up and returned at any of the hundreds of stations across the network, including many supported by Harvard University — one right in front of Gund Hall. Choose between an Annual Membership, Monthly Membership, 72-Hour Pass or 24-Hour Pass.


Harvard University On-Campus Visitor Parking

A limited number of daily passes are available for purchase from Harvard University Parking Services. Log in as a Visitor — you will need your license plate # and the GSD department code 1001.

Harvard Square Commercial Parking Garages

Commercial Parking Garage Map