Event Services

The Events Office is your one-stop shop for planning and hosting events at Harvard. We provide a wide-range of services including planning, budgeting, venue selection, logistics, hiring event staff such as ushers, and event production. We're happy to provide simple guidance and advice or coordinate and plan your entire event. Also, in the spirit of Harvard's sustainability goals, we can even help make your event environmentally friendly. We look forward to working with you!

Whether your event requires a simple PowerPoint presentation or sophisticated and integrated multi-media resources, our team will seamlessly coordinate all the audio/visual components of your event.  This includes photography, videotaping, spacial lighting effects, sound systems, monitors and more.
Harvard preferred caterers deliver the excellence you expect from the University. Whether your function is a continental breakfast for twelve people, a gala dinner for one thousand, or anything in between, the Catering team will provide the caliber of food and distinction of service appropriate to Harvard.
Since every event is unique, setting the proper atmosphere and tone is critically important.  Our planning team will coordinate all of your décor and design needs from furniture and flowers to tables, chairs and lighting.  Allow us to provide the creative ideas that will turn your next event into something special and memorable.
All guests have access to Harvard's Wifi. For instructions on connecting, click on the title above or go to the following URL: www.universityevents.harvard.edu/harvard-wifi
Planning an overnight stay for you or your guests?  Our office will work with you to select just the right accommodations for your occasion.  Harvard has a number of preferred hotels including Harvard Square Hotel and Doubletree Inn, as well as the Harvard Faculty Club bedrooms.
The events management office can help you overcome the typical obstacles associated with navigating and parking in an urban environment by coordinating one-day parking permits, organizing and scheduling shuttle buses and more.
Hosting an event in a dense, urban environment can result in some logistical challenges. Our office coordinates security services to help control access to your event, assist guests in and out of traffic and any other function to make your event safe and enjoyable.