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 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! 

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.


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