In 2015, the Crimson Key Society released the latest edition of Inside Harvard: A Student-Written Guide to the History and Lore of America’s Oldest University. The product of a collaboration between CKS and Harvard Student Agencies this guidebook is the result of many years of incredibly hard work by an extensive group of Harvard students. Including chapters about Admissions and Diversity, Social Life, Arts and Athletics, the guidebook presents a complete picture of the student experience at Harvard as well as a full account of the University’s history.

Inside Harvard is available for purchase at It can also be purchased from local booksellers in Harvard Square like the Harvard COOP and the Harvard Bookstore.

If you would like more information Inside Harvard please contact our Guidebook and Marketing Manager, Molly Martinez ’22, at [email protected]

CKS also publishes a map of Harvard Yard and Square that are distributed to tourists across the Cambridge and Boston areas free of charge. You can pick one up for free at the map stand inside the Smith Campus Center.

If you are a business owner, publicity manager, or you’re simply interested in partnering with Crimson Key Society on our map project, please contact our Treasurer, Reade Rossman ’20, at [email protected]