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FAQs

General

Where can I purchase supplies (pens, paper, etc.)?

Pens, highlighters, note pads, etc. can be purchased at RiteAid on the corner of Linnaean and Massachusetts Ave., or CVS at Porter Square.

A full array of office supplies can be found at Staples, located at 57 John F. Kennedy St. in Harvard Square.

How do I get from the airport to campus?

There are several options available for getting to the workshop from Logan Airport and back again.

Public Transportation, the “T”:  Transportation via the Silver Line and Red Line from the airport to the Harvard Square stop is free.  It takes about 40 minutes.  The walk from the Red Line to the Harvard-Radcliffe Quadrangle, where the workshop will take place, is about 10 minutes.  The return trip cost is approximately $2.50. The T is safe and reliable.

Taxi Cabs:  Taxi Cab service from Logan is plentiful and reliable.  A one-way cab will run about $45.00.  Most cabs will take credit cards for payment.  Depending on the time of day, the trip will take between 20 and 40 minutes. Taxi cabs can drop students off directly at Currier House.

Cars for Hire: Uber has a designated location where travellers can walk up and hire a car to take them to Currier House. Follow the signs for Ground Transportation/Uber once you arrive at Baggage Claim.

Private Shuttles: Several companies will provide private shuttle transportation from the airport to the campus.  We have included a list of shuttle companies below if you wish to arrange private shuttle transport.

Contact: Transportation of New England
Phone: Toll Free (866) 526-4673

What is the commuter schedule?

On the first Sunday, they need to come to Currier House to register between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.  We will begin at 5:3o pm with dinner and Welcome Message from the head coach of the Harvard Debate Team. Orientation will be immediately following. Then, the students will meet with their instructors.  You should plan to pick your student up at 9:00 pm.

They will receive a more detailed schedule from their instructors for the individual programs, but you should plan on arrival at 8:30 am and pick up at 9:00 pm each day.  Commuters should eat breakfast before arriving each morning.  Lunch and dinner are provided.

Is July 4th a holiday for the workshop?

No, July 4th is recognized as a typical class day for the workshop. We turn on a local television station to display the firework show if anyone is interested in watching.

When should students arrive and/or depart?

You should plan to arrive on the starting date of your session, either Sunday, June 25th or Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Registration runs from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm.  We will serve dinner that evening beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by the opening orientation where we go over the rules and expectations of the workshop.  Later, students will break into their individual program groups and meet with their instructors.

If you are unable to book arrival within this window please let us know.   Attendance at the opening orientation is mandatory.

You should plan to depart on the last day of the program, Friday, July 7th, or Friday, July 21nd, 2017.  As this is solely a checkout day, you can book departure as early as you want.  We need everyone to be checked out by 1:00 pm.