Harvard Transportation is (mostly) free to students, but with a narrower radius than public transit. It’s a good option when you’re heading home after-hours or when a blizzard is raging.
Harvard Shuttle Buses run throughout the year (except during holiday and semester breaks), looping throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses. If you happen to live at Peabody Terrace, you can pick it up at Memorial Hall and get a ride to your doorstep. Check the web site for schedule information, and be sure to download the shuttle-tracking TransLoc app.
M2 Longwood Medical Shuttle takes students, faculty and staff between Cambridge and the Medical Campus. It runs along Mass Ave, over to Beacon Street, through Kenmore Square and to Brookline Avenue. The M2 offers quick and easy access to Newbury Street. The shuttle costs $3.25 and accepts Crimson Cash.
Harvard Accessible Van Service is designed for persons who, because of mobility impairment or a medical condition, find it difficult to get around campus. This service operates year-round throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses and is available to everyone in the Harvard community. If you need to use it because of a temporary or permanent disability, contact Kelly Teixeira Wisnaskas in Gund 422.
Evening Van Service is the best thing ever to have happened to GSD students—it transports anyone in the Harvard community safely about the campus. Just call and give your destination information, and the shuttle will arrive at school and bring you directly to your front door. The van stops at 12am during the summer. It also has bike racks.
Harvard University Campus Escort Program (HUCEP) teams, who are trained and supervised by the HUPD, provide walking escorts to students, faculty, and staff seven nights a week during the academic year and cover the Yard, River, and Quad areas. Teams are identified by their brightly colored vests, labeled HUCEP. Escorts respond to calls for service through the HUCEP hotline [(38) 4-8237 or (38)-HUCEP], and can be flagged down by students, faculty, and staff in need of an escort. Escort teams also are encouraged to ask solo walkers if they would like an escort to their destination.
10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Sunday – Wednesday
10:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Thursday – SaturdayNight Safety
Take a look at the HUPD website for tips on staying safe. Register for text notifications from HUPD. MessageMe sends text messages to students, faculty and staff in the event of a campus emergency.
– Store HUPD in your phone: (617) 495-1212
– Walk with someone.
– Bike or take mass transit/evening van service
– Remain alert! Don’t stare at your phone.
– Don’t wear headphones