Mark Zuckerberg live-streams a visit to his Harvard dorm room

Looks like even Mark Zuckerberg gets nostalgic.

The Facebook founder and CEO live-streamed a visit to his old dorm room at Harvard University’s Kirkland House late Tuesday afternoon, gaining at least 85,000 viewers on his Facebook Live feature.

The social network king talked at length on the stream, chatting with current students in the room and telling stories about his time at Harvard, including the early development of Facebook. His wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan — who also attended Harvard — was also on the live-stream, adding commentary of her own.

“While I was here, I just loved building all these different social tools,” Zuckerberg said in the video.


Zuckerberg launched the social networking behemoth Facebook inside Room H33, which has since been called the most coveted dorm room in America. He later dropped out of the school and moved to Silicon Valley to build the company.

Zuckerberg said Tuesday the visit to his dorm room was his first since he left 13 years ago.

He’s also slated to give the commencement address to Harvard on Thursday, adding that he will finally get a degree (albeit an honorary one) and joking that his parents are likely pretty pleased about that.

The live-stream came the same day that Zuckerberg and Chan visited Quincy High School to make a donation to the school. (Chan grew up in Quincy and was valedictorian of QHS’s Class of 2003.)

In the past week, Zuckerberg and Chan, who live in California, have been back east celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary — and the couple hasn’t been shy on their trip. They were seen this weekend hiking Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak, in addition to their visits around Massachusetts today.

Mark Shanahan of the Globe Staff contributed to this report.