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 6-14 @ 5PM, meet in courtyard behind Matthews and in front of Straus
  • Tour Deadline: Saturday March 30th
  • Final Decision: Mid-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 (5pm each day)
Monday, March 3 – Wednesday March 13
Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29 
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

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 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].