Travel and Venue



The June 2017 ComSciCon national workshop will be held at the Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) at 59 Shepard St in Cambridge, MA, June 8-10th, 2017. For detailed directions, please see the SOCH website.

When you arrive, we will have a ComSciCon check-in booth inside the main entrance, where you can pick up a name badge and ComSciCon swag!

This view shows the entrance to the SOCH building, from Shepard Street, in Google Street View:

Getting to Cambridge

By Plane

Cambridge is served by Boston Logan International Airport. The trip from Logan to Cambridge is roughly 20 minutes by taxi or 40 minutes by public transportation (the T). To travel by T, take the Silver Line bus from the airport to South Station and then transfer to the Red Line subway. Take the Red Line "inbound" towards Alewife.  See directions below for accessing the workshop accomodations and venue from the subway.

By Train

Trains into Boston stop at South Station, Back Bay, and North Station.  To travel by subway (the T) from South Station, take the Red Line "inbound" towards Alewife and get off at the Harvard Square Station. From Back Bay or North Station, first take the Green Line "inbound" toward Park Street and then transfer to the Red Line (see above).  See directions below for accessing the workshop accomodations and venue from the subway.

Boston & Cambridge Public Transportation

Please check the MBTA website for bus and subway schedules.


For non-local attendees, a single occupancy room will be provided free of charge in the Harvard graduate dormitories the nights of June 7-10th. Rooms will be in Richards Hall, located at 24 Everett St, Cambridge, MA. Upon your arrival in Cambridge, please check in at the dormitory (after noon on Wednesday, June 7th), where members of our organizing committee will be ready to check you in.   

For panelists and speakers, a room will be provided at the Harvard Square Hotel, located at 110 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge. This is a short walk from the Harvard Square station (see second map below).

Travel from Boston Logan Airport: 

Get on the Silver Line bus (SL-2) at your terminal. The bus only goes in one direction and is free of charge. At South Station, you will transfer to the subway (you don't need to leave the station or pay). Follow the signs to the Red Line subway, and take the inbound train, towards Alewife. Disembark at Harvard Square station.  

To walk to Richards Hall, see the map below and follow these walking directions.  Cross Harvard Yard to reach the Science Center quad. Continue past, with the Science Center on your right, until you pass the Law School library on your left. Turn right after the library, and you will see the GSAS Dorms and Richards Hall.


Travel from South Station: Most long-distance trains and buses arrive at South Station. The train station separate is separate from the subway, so you will need to pay ($2.50) to enter.  Follow the signs to the T and get on the Red Line towards Alewife.  Follow the walking directions from Harvard Square station described above.


Travel to the Workshop Venue

The Harvard SOCH building is located about a 10 minute walk from the Richards Hall dorm, and a 15 minute walk from the Harvard Square Hotel. 



Parking at the workshop is available at the nearby Observatory Lot, located at 60 Garden St (corner of Garden St and Linnean). Parking passes are required for all days of the workshop, so if you will be driving to the workshop, please contact the organizers at and let us know what days you will need a pass for.