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 Dec 16 - 3:56pm
Winter Break

Graduate Commons offices will close at 5pm on Friday, December 16th and will re-open on Monday, January 9th.  We will everyone a safe and restful Winter Break! 

Should you have any operation issues, please check with your property management office for assistance.  Thank you. 

2022 Nov 22 - 12:50pm
Thanksgiving Closure

All GCP Offices will be closed from Wednesday, November 23th - Sunday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We wish all of you a restful holiday! 

2022 Nov 4 - 3:26pm
Winter Break Common Room Reservations

Private common room reservations will end for the fall semester on Sunday, December 18th and will resume on Monday, January 9th. No reservations will be taken during this time. Thank you.

2022 Oct 27 - 12:14pm

Thank so much you for attending an event during the Graduate Commons Program Welcome Season, 2022! Please take a few minutes to complete this feedback form to share your experience. We use the data collected in this form to improve future events and programming.

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.  


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