Graduate Commons Program

Graduate Commons Program

Welcome to Graduate Commons! This unique interdisciplinary program provides a “home away from home” for the Harvard graduate students, faculty, post-docs, staff, and their families living in Harvard University Housing properties.

We are committed to making your Harvard experience a truly remarkable one, both in and outside the classroom by hosting events that spark your intellectual curiosity, challenge your physical being, and make a difference to your community. Programming includes wine and coffee nights, meet the scholar events, yoga classes, game nights, networking happy hours, Boston traditions like the Boston Pops! Holiday concert and much, much more!

Announcements and Events

2021 Oct 12 - 12:56pm
Common Areas available 10/18

Please check the Common Area Information link for information on common rooms, study rooms, fitness rooms, playrooms and private reservations.  A reminder that Covid-19 guieldines are in place in all spaces.  Thanks for your patience. 

2021 Sep 28 - 10:07am
HUH Common Spaces

Due to the recent spike in cases among graduate students on campus, HUH has decided to postpone the opening of our fitness rooms, playrooms, and common room reservations.  This follows contact tracing information showing unmasked indoor activity is the main source of transmission.  We will update HUH residents by email with any new information. 

2021 Sep 15 - 10:33am
Trouble registering for a GCP event?

First time joining an event?  Having trouble registering?  Follow our step-by-step instructions here. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

Still experiencing issues?  Email 

2021 Aug 16 - 9:56am

Come out and meet your new neighbors as we kick off another academic year!  We are offering a mix of inperson and virtual events this year to match your comfort level.  The full GCP Calendar is available here.  

2021 Aug 10 - 10:55am
Study Rooms are now open

Please help us keep these spaces available for private or group study by following the guidelines. 

  • Face coverings should be worn while in the study rooms.
  1. No food or drink allowed.  Water is the only exception.  (Masks may be removed briefly when sipping.)
  2. Capacity limits are based on 6ft distance requirement and should be followed.  Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a 4-hour limit.
  3. No personal items may be left in the study room unattended at any time. 
  4. Cleaning products will be provided in the space.  Please wipe the table area before and after each use. 
  5. Spaces are available 8am-11pm each day.
2021 Jun 8 - 10:24am
Common Areas

Harvard Housing has received many questions about the opening of common rooms, study rooms, fitness rooms, and playrooms. We continue to work with local and University partners to finalize a plan that will allow us to open these spaces safely. We expect a rolling opening throughout the fall 2021 semester, subject to guidance at that time.  We will share reopening dates as soon as they are available via our website and email communications. 

2021 Mar 24 - 1:57pm

Are you interested in joining a dynamic staff and contributing to your community? The goal of the Graduate Commons Program is to bring together Harvard affiliates from across disciplines and cultures, in order to create a more meaningful residential experience.  Community Advisors (CAs) are an integral part of our operation. With their help, GCP is able to host dozens of programs every year to support our Community and help make Harvard home. We're excited to extend this unique opportunity to join us for the upcoming 2021-2022 Academic Year!


2021 Jan 25 - 9:35am

Happy first day of the semester!

As the semester kicks-off, we want to remind our residents that our resident inquiry form is open for their use.  Drop a line if you have questions about programming, Covid-19 procedures, or more. 

2021 Jan 15 - 9:36am

Graduate Commons returns next week with our annual MLK Day of Service event.  Welcome events will begin the last week in January.  New semester, new neighbors, new events.  Check our calendar for more information. 

2020 Nov 25 - 10:47am

This form is to help us make sure residents are receiving accurate, up-to-date information about the University's response and guidance around COVID-19. Our goal is to connect you with the appropriate resources across campus and in the community. Please be safe and healthy this Thanksgiving!


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