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.

We are looking for enthusiastic, welcoming, and friendly people who care about service on this campus and want to share their experience with visitors and new students. Absolutely no requirements for comping except a willingness to engage with Harvard’s history and help strengthen the Crimson Key and Harvard communities.


Application can be found here. It is due Friday, February 14th and must be dropped off in person to the Boylston Mezzanine Lounge between 11am and 4pm. Reach out if this will be a problem!

Information Sessions

Come learn more about CKS and our comp process from current members. Info session times and locations are as follows:

Monday 2/10 at 7 pm in Emerson 210

Tuesday 2/11 at 7 pm in Emerson 105

Wednesday 2/12 at 7 pm in Emerson 210

We look forward to meeting you all at an info session!

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 do outside research and include personal stories to make your tour stop unique!

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 in the front of the Smith Campus Center. 

Our guidebook, Inside Harvard, is another 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 Vice President and Comp Director, Nathan Oalican ’21, at [email protected].