Venue Information


We are excited to announce that The Harvard Invitational competition will be hosted in the fantastic venue of the Northwest Building of Harvard University!

The competition is located in the basement of the Northwest Building at Harvard University, providing a wide-open space of 4500 sq feet. The building is very central on the Harvard University, is easily accessible by public transportation, and has plenty of food options nearby.

To reach the ballroom floor, enter the building through the 52 Oxford St. entrance (shown below), and proceed down the stairs directly to the right upon entrance.


Northwest Building


Complimentary Wi-Fi access and complete cell phone coverage are available throughout the building. The Northwest Building and the ballroom are wheel-chair accessible.


Directions and Parking


The Northwest Building has multiple entrances. To reach the ballroom enter through the 52 Oxford Street entrance, and go to the basement by taking the stairs on the right directly upon entrance

Driving directions can be found here.

On street parking can be difficult to find. One-day parking permits can be purchased online from Harvard University Parking Services. When buying the parking permits, you will need to create an account. On the account creation page, choose "Visitor to Campus" for Department and enter "7700" as the Department Code.The closest parking garages to the Northwest Building are those at 52 Oxford St, Broadway, and 10 Everett Street. 

To best way to reach the building is via public transportation. The Northwest Building is located on Harvard University Campus, which is easily accessible off of the Red Line of the T at the stop "Harvard Square." Take the Church Street exit and walk NNE through Harvard Yard to the Science Center. Then proceed away from the Science Center on Oxford St. The Northwest Building is just beyond the Harvard Museum of Natural History, on the right hand side of the street. 

Thank you for joining us at Invitational 2017!

It was a pleasure to host all of our competitors, judges, officials, guests, and friends this year at Harvard. If you have any questions or comments on the competition, or would like to request any additional information, please email

If you would like to purchase pictures from the event, please take a look at our two official photographers' websites:

A Stash of Photos:

Through the Picture Photography: