Guest Tickets FAQ

A limited number of guest tickets are ON SALE NOW until Thursday 4/20 for $20 at the Harvard Box Office, located in Farkas Hall. Please read the FAQ below for all information about Guest Tickets!

Guest tickets may only be purchased by Harvard College Students with a limit of one guest ticket per Harvard College ID. Guests must present a valid government-issued ID in addition to their ticket at any gate in order to gain entry to the event

Q: For whom can I purchase my Yardfest guest ticket?

A: Guest tickets are intended for anyone OVER THE AGE OF 18 with a VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID who is a GUEST of a CURRENT HARVARD COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE.

Q: Who can purchase a Yardfest guest ticket?

A: Yardfest guest tickets can only be purchased by current Harvard College students for their guests. Once a Harvard College student has purchased a guest ticket, it is their responsibility to deliver that ticket to their guest.  

Q: How much does a Yardfest guest ticket cost?

A: Yardfest guest tickets cost $20

Q: Are guest tickets SEF-eligible?

A: No

Q: Where can I purchase my guest tickets?

A: Guest tickets can be purchased at the Harvard Box Office, which is located at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge MA.  Box office hours are 12 noon-6pm Tuesday-Sunday, and the box office can be reached at 617-496-2222.

Q: Can I purchase my guest ticket online?

A: No. Guest tickets can only be purchased in person at the Harvard Box Office

Q: How many guest tickets can I purchase with my Harvard College ID?

A: Harvard College Students may purchase one (1) guest ticket with their Harvard College ID.

Q: How does my guest enter Yardfest?

A: Guests will be able to enter Yardfest at any entrance designated for Harvard College Students.

Q: What is the procedure for guest entry?

A:  Guests can enter through any gate designated for Harvard College Students, accompanied by their Harvard College student host.  WE REPEAT, GUESTS MUST ARRIVE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR HARVARD STUDENT HOST.  Follow the signs for the guest-sign in table.

Guests will need to present a valid government-issued ID in addition to their guest ticket. The Harvard College student host will need to present their Harvard College ID. A photo of your Harvard College ID as well as your guest’s ID will be taken at the gate for our records. We want every guest to be safe and every Harvard College student to be a good host, so by purchasing a guest ticket, you are assuming full responsibility for your guest!

At this point, the guest ticket will be taken and exchanged for a wristband. This wristband allows for them to enjoy the free meal, and it allows for re-entry should they chose to leave the event briefly and return.

Q: Will I need to present anything other than my guest ticket to get in?

A: Yes! Guests will need to present a valid government-issued ID in addition to their guest ticket, and the Harvard College student host will need to present their Harvard College ID. A photo of the Harvard College ID as well as the guest’s ID will be taken at the gate for our records, and The Harvard Student will be asked to sign in their name and the name of your guest. We want every guest to be safe and every Harvard College student to be a good host, so by purchasing a guest ticket, you are assuming full responsibility for your guest!

At this point, the guest’s ticket will be taken and exchanged for a wristband. This wristband allows for them to enjoy the free meal, and it allows for re-entry should they chose to leave the event briefly and return.

Q: Can anyone under the age of 18 attend Yardfest with a guest ticket?

A: Unfortunately, guest tickets are only valid for use by those 18 or older.

Q: Can I buy a guest ticket for my prefrosh?

A: Unfortunately, prefrosh are not allowed to attend Yardfest. Visitas programming for prefrosh will begin the next day!

Q: Does my guest get to eat dinner for free at Yardfest?

A: Yes! Dinner is included with the purchase of a guest ticket.

Q: Is re-entry for guests allowed once their ticket has been taken?

A: Upon sign-in at the entrance, the guest’s ticket will be taken and exchanged for a wristband. This wristband allows for them to enjoy the free meal, and it allows for re-entry should they chose to leave the event briefly and return.

Q: How long are guest tickets on sale?

A: Tickets will be on sale until Thursday, April 20th at 6:00pm. Tickets will NOT be sold at the entrance to Yardfest.

Q: Will tickets be sold at the entrance?

A: No. Buy your ticket in advance!