By virtue of its immersion in the case method, the richness of its section life, and the depth and breadth of its extracurricular activities, the HBS MBA Program is best appreciated through direct experience. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to visit our campus (but please note a visit to campus is not required or expected). In addition to in-person visits, you also have many opportunities to engage with students, alumni, and admissions staff; please check our schedule of online and in person outreach events around the world.

Class Visit Program

For many of our students, the excitement, energy and unexpected insights generated by case method education make it unlike anything they have experienced before. We invite you to learn about the academic environment at HBS by observing a class in session. The class visit program runs from early September to early December and then resumes after Winter Break starting in late January and continues through late April. 

Due to the number of visit requests we receive, you may only schedule one class visit through the MBA Admissions Office. You may select the class visit time, but not the specific course to observe.

Before you register for a class visit, please be aware of our class visit policies:

  • You must be registered to attend a class. We cannot accommodate walk-in or stand-by visitors and we do not maintain a waitlist for class visits.
  • Visitors need to report to the MBA Admissions Office (in Dillon House) to get their class assignment. You MUST arrive a minimum of fifteen minutes before your scheduled class time. HBS classes always start on time and students and visitors must be seated before class begins. If you do not arrive early, we will cancel your visit.
  • You must be 18 or older to visit a class.

Class visit registration is available now for visits in September. Register here for a class visit.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours

Throughout the year the Admissions Office hosts group information sessions and campus tours to help answer your questions about the MBA program and the admissions process. These events are offered on most Mondays and Fridays each week. When classes are in session, the tours are student-led and the information sessions are co-hosted between Admissions Office staff and students. Group information sessions are primarily Q&A based; please review the MBA Program and MBA Admissions presentations in advance and come with questions. When planning your visit to campus, we strongly suggest you make time to join both the campus tour and the information session together. Campus tours leave from the reception area in the Dillon House. Registration is not required for campus tours or information sessions. These events will not be held when the Admissions Office is closed. Please see exact dates, times and locations.

If you are planning to visit the HBS campus when a tour is not offered, we suggest you listen to the audio tour linked below. 

Listen to the Audio Tour

Student Club Conferences

Each year around 25 student organized clubs host their annual conferences on the HBS campus. If you are planning a visit to the HBS campus while classes are in session, we encourage you to check out the list of conferences in advance and potentially plan your visit at the same time as a conference of your interest. The conferences require advanced registration (including a registration fee).

Map and Directions

For instructions on getting to HBS, parking information, and a map of campus click here.