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

2020 Sep 28 - 3:03pm

In its 3rd year, Grad Fest 2020 is shifting to a virtual space to provide all graduate students across all 12 Schools with opportunities to gather, connect to resources, and celebrate their experiences and identities at Harvard. The event is scheduled for October 15 from 6:30-8:30pm. We expect an audience of about 500 students. You can see highlights from last year’s event here

As we prepare, we are creating a few montages for a pre-produced portion of the event. One of these montages will highlight graduate students introducing themselves to the community. ! We hope you can take a bit of time to submit a short video to help us reimagine Grad Fest for 2020. Please find all of the details at the link above! 

2020 Aug 17 - 1:35pm

Join the Graduate Commons community as we kick off another year of turning strangers into neighbors!  Majority of events will be virtual this year with some physically distanced in-person opportunites when we are able.  Hope to meet you on zoom soon! 

2020 Aug 3 - 2:33pm
Common Room Reservations

For the time being, HUH will continue to keep our common spaces, including common rooms, study rooms, fitness rooms, and playrooms closed.  When the State’s Reopening Plan transitions through its prescribed phases, HUH will also explore whether we can safely reopen our spaces in a phased and responsible manner in accordance with local and University guidelines.  Information and use details will be provided to residents as these spaces become available.

2020 May 28 - 9:22am
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
2020 May 4 - 10:14am
One Harvard. One GCP. One Calendar.

Beginning today, Graduate Commons events are open to residents of GCP areas (Gardenside and Riverside), as we make the switch to one combined Graduate Commons calendar.  A new link will appear on the EVENT CALENDAR page on Monday, May 10th.



2020 Mar 30 - 2:53pm
Moved away, but still want to stay connected with GCP virtual programming?

We know many of you have made the transition away from campus during this difficult time.  If you'd like to participate in GCP programming from where you are, you are welcome to join us!  Please send an email to your Program Manager staff member to receive the latest zoom link or event information.  #forevergcp

2020 Mar 27 - 4:45pm
Community Advisor application due date has been extended

For those interested in joining our 2020-21 Communitiy Advisor team, GCP has pushed the application deadline due to the changing COVID-19 crisis. Please reach out to for more information on the positions available.  Applications are now live and are being accepted on a rolling basis. 

2020 Mar 10 - 1:32pm

For the latest information on the coronavirus, please visit the Harvard University Coronavirus main page.  A modified Graduate Commons calendar will be available on March 23 on our Event Calendar tab.  GCP will continue to find ways to build community for our HUH residents.  Send any questions or concerns to

2020 Feb 4 - 6:09pm
Community Advisor and Resident Advisor recruitment is underway!

Are you looking to be more involved in your community? Do you want to give back and be a leader where you live?  BE A COMMUNITY ADVISOR!  Information sessions have been scheduled and are listed in our newsletters and online event calendars.  Please reach out to for more information on the positions available.  Applications are live March 2nd and due back on March 27th.



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