Getting Here

Harvard strongly encourages visitors to consider alternative transportation options when traveling to the Smith Campus Center, which is centrally located in Harvard Square. Taking transit, biking, or walking supports the University’s goals to transition away from fossil fuel use and build a healthier, more thriving campus community.

Directions to the Smith Campus Center can be found by visiting the Harvard Information Center’s website.

Public Transportation: The MBTA Harvard Square stop on the Red Line is located just outside the Smith Campus Center. Several bus routes also run through Harvard Square with stops adjacent to or near the Campus Center. For schedule information and to plan your route, please visit the MBTA website

Blue Bikes bike share: There are several Blue Bike bike share stations located in Harvard Square, including the “Harvard Square at Mass Ave/Dunster" station which is conveniently located in front of the Smith Campus Center on Massachusetts Avenue. For rental information and a system map, please visit the Blue Bike website.

Bicycle Parking: The number of bike racks in and around the Smith Campus Center have been increased by 60%. Bike racks are now conveniently located on Holyoke, Dunster, and Mt. Auburn Streets. There are a limited number of covered bike racks located inside of the Smith Campus Center garage. 

Sustainable Commuting: Harvard has developed award-winning programs to encourage its commuters to take sustainable transportation options and avoid driving into work when possible. These include subsidized transit passes, Blue Bike bike share memberships, and a bike commuting benefit.

Parking: Limited on-site garage parking is available in the Smith Campus Center garage, managed by ProPark Boston. For more information about short term parking in and around Harvard Square, see the private-owned parking options or visit the Harvard Parking Office.

For more information on sustainable commuting for Harvard affiliates, please visit the Harvard CommuterChoice Program.