Comp the Crimson Key Society!


Along with being an incredible community, CKS does a lot on campus. Members of CKS guide tours, answer questions, and host events for incoming first-years, students’ families, and all those visiting Harvard. CKS also helps host the TEACH program which introduces college to underserved middle schoolers in Cambridge and Boston. 


Application Link

Applications are due in hard-copy on Friday, February 15th in the Mezzanine above Ticknor Lounge from 11am to 4pm. 

Information Sessions

Please attend an info session to learn more about CKS and comp from current members. There are comp info sessions at the following times:

Wednesday 2/6 at 7pm

Monday 2/11 at 7pm

Tuesday 2/12 at 7pm 

Wednesday 2/13 at 7pm

All info sessions will be held in Ticknor Lounge in Boylston Hall. 

Model Tours 

Monday, February 11th – Friday, February 15th @ 5pm 

Saturday February 16th @ 11:00am 12:00pm and 1:00 pm

Sunday February 17th @ 10:00am and 11:00am

Led by members of CKS exclusively for compers! Meet in courtyard behind Matthews and in front of Straus.

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 stop unique.

Other Comp Resources

guidebookYou 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 in the front of the Smith Campus Center. 

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, Fiona Lewis ’20, at [email protected].