Summer Games
June 9, 2017 – June 11, 2017 all-day
Harvard University Athletic Complex
Harvard University
65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02134
Matt Ruxton
508-485-0986 x222

Event Guide

EVENT Guide  contains all event information such as venue locations, Competition Schedules, general schedules, directions, parking, meals, emergency contacts, and housing instructions. Please review before attending  the games.


Opening Ceremony


Come out and join the SOMA Block Party, with live music and games. Block party starts at 6:30pm followed by Opening Ceremonies and Torch Run. SOMA Block Party is sponsored by Finish Line and Papa Gino’s.

Parking Information


  • Parking at Boston University is free in the following parking lots: Babcock St,  & Agganis Arena Garage . Individuals who wish to park at Boston University must display the SOMA Parking Pass in their windshield.
  • DOWNLOAD BU Summer Games Parking Pass


  • Parking at Harvard is limited. Please park in the Harvard Business School lot or Soldiers Field Garage off Western Ave. Parking is $7 a day, for those who pre-purchase a parking pass it is $5 a day. Please note that if you plan to pre-purchase and  are attending both days you will need to purchase two passes.
  • To purchase a parking pass visit the Special Olympics Page on the Harvard Parking Website and follow the instructions
  • Please note that their are other events at the Harvard Business School and the City of Cambridge that utilize the available parking at the Business School, as well as construction at the Business School. Please plan accordingly
  • More parking information can be found in the EVENT GUIDE


Housing assignments will be sent to all location programs. Please contact the Ops Dept. if you are unsure of your assignment

Family Housing will be offered at Harry Agganis Way again. The deadline has passed for families to reserve rooms.


Interested in volunteering during the Summer Games? Here is a list of POTENTIAL JOBS you may do at the games. To sign up to volunteer visit our online registration