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This information will help you with all logistics related to Winter Break and Wintersession - whether you will be spending time on-campus, off-campus or even abroad. Here you will find information about campus housing, campus dining and other services, and how to register travel abroad.

Campus Services

Dining Services
A limited number of dining halls will be offering meal service during Wintersession (January 13-22, 2017). Specific locations and hours will be listed here. This information can also be found in the OMNI application.

Shuttle Service
Shuttle and van service will run on a special schedule during Wintersession. The schedule will be posted through Transportation Services when finalized.This information can also be found in the OMNI application.

Harvard Recreation
View hours and locations.

Cambridge Queenshead Pub
Check the Cambridge Queenshead Pub website for Wintersession hours.


Visit the Dean of Students Office Housing and Residential Life page for more information about winter recess housing.  Email for all winter recess housing related inquiries

For housing inquiries, please contact


Register Your International Trip

Students planning to travel internationally during Winter Break and Wintersession should visit the Travel Tools site to enter their itinerary in the Harvard Travel Registry.  Entering your information before you go will help Harvard locate students and provide assistance in the event of an emergency.  The Travel Tools site also has information on other pre-departure requirements, passport and visa resources, and Harvard Travel Assist.

Faculty and staff who are planning international trips with undergraduates should contact Robin Mount,, to discuss guidelines and procedures.