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Second Round Overview
Congratulations on making it to the second round of Key Comp! In the second round, you will be asked to prepare a full tour and present it to two different members of Key.

Important Dates to remember:

  • Model Tours: March 5-9, March 19-23 @ 5PM, meet in courtyard behind Matthews and in front of Straus
  • Tour Deadline: Tuesday, April 3rd
  • Final Decision: End of April

Comp Resources
Feel free to use the following resources to prepare your full length tour.

Tour Outline
You can view a suggested tour outline here. This document outlines the bare minimum information that should be presented for each tour stop. We strongly encourage you to go on model tours, do outside research, and include personal stories to make your tour unique.

Model Tours
Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9
Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23 (5pm each day)
Led by members of CKS exclusively for compers! Meet in courtyard behind Matthews and in front of Straus

Information Sheet
We compiled a list of common tour mistakes as well as other valuable information in this document.

Other Comp Resources


You are more than welcome to check out our regular tours, which run every Monday – Saturday at 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM. All CKS tours leave from the Information Center, which is on Dunster St. and Mt. Auburn St. next to Oggi’s Cafe.

Our guidebook, Inside Harvard, is another great resource as you prepare your model tour stop. Find the guidebook at Harvard libraries, the Harvard Coop, and on

If you have any questions regarding Crimson Key comp, feel free to email our Comp Director, Spencer Ma ’19, at [email protected]