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

2022 Oct 4 - 3:45pm

Harvard International Office will offer a Travel Signature Night (Tuesday, October 4th ) ahead of the long weekend at Peabody Terrace from 6-8pm.  Please bring all items with you.  

This Friday is the Diversity Opportunities Job Fair.  All Harvard students are welcome and invited to connect to organizations with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. All event information may be found here.



2022 Sep 1 - 3:08pm
GCP Offices Closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day holiday

We will respond to your request when we return to the office.  Thank you. 

2022 Aug 17 - 2:29pm
GCP Welcome Season Registration Links
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2022 Jun 29 - 2:33pm
July 4th holiday closure

All GCP Offices will be closed Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Thank you. 

2022 Jun 3 - 11:17am

Summer Programming will take place IN PERSON! GCP Summer Programming is scaled back, however, to allow the staff to rest and recharge to prepare for Welcome Season in mid-August. Additionally, the weekly GCP Newsletter will be sent every other Thursday throughout the summer to reflect our reduced programming. New and returning residents are welcome to join!


Please note: GCP Staff will be in the office M-TH (June/July), with some varying vacation schedules. Feel free to contact with any questions. Please allow a little extra time for responses. 

2022 Apr 6 - 8:58am
Commencement Common Room Lottery launches 4/15/22

In order to accommodate as many 2022 graduates as we can, Graduate Commons will hold a lottery for use of the Common Rooms during Commencement Season (May 23- May 29).  Reservations will still be $25 and must follow all Covid-19 protocols.  The link will be available in our April 15th newsletter.  All lottery winners will be notified by May 9th.  

2022 Feb 11 - 11:01am

Are you interested in giving back to your community?  Would you like to help plan events for your neighbors?  Join Team GCP!  Applications are now open for all positions and close on March 4th.  



2022 Jan 19 - 4:44pm

The GCP is pleased to welcome Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Professor of Architecture Grace La and her husband James Dallman. They will become the intellectual leaders of 10 Akron St. beginning fall of 2022 as we say good-bye to Professor Guhan Subramanian and Helen Clement after 6 years of service.  Read the full announcement here.

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2022 Jan 6 - 2:07pm
Covid update - Remote learning and work

Consistent with University recommendations, Graduate Commons Program events will remain virtual through the first few weeks of January. 

The Program will also postpone the re-opening of common room reservations and playrooms, which will remain closed until further notice.  New dates will be shared when they are available. 

2021 Dec 8 - 1:47pm
Wishing you a wonderful winter break!

Graduate Commons offices will close on Friday, December 17th and re-open on Monday, January 3rd.  Please note we will not be responding to calls or emails during this time.  If you need assistance with your HUH unit, please contact your Property Management Office directly.  They will have holiday coverage available. 

Common Room Reservations and Playrooms will be closed during this time as well.  Thank you and Happy Holidays! 


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