One Western Avenue - Riverside Area Graduate Commons Program

One Western Avenue - Riverside Area Graduate Commons Program


Harvard graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families who live in this properpty are part of the Riverside Area Graduate Commons Program (GCP) and are encouraged to participate in its intellectual, cultural, and social events. This unique  interdisciplinary program provides a “home away from home” by creating a community for residents, along with opportunities to have fun, collaborate across disciplines, and—through the Meet the Scholar program—have unparalleled access to Harvard faculty in a small group setting.

The academic aspect of the program is guided by the Riverside Area Faculty Directors, Professor Guhan Subramanian and Helen Clement, who live in 10 Akron Street and Professor Vinny Manoharan and Michelle Carter who live in Peabody Terrace. They also share in the social and cultural event planning done by our full-time professional staff and Resident Community Advisors.

Events and Common Room Reservations

  • View the Events Calendar.
  • Request a common room reservation. (note that the Soldiers Field Park common room will be closed for renovation as of 8/1/18. Residents of Soldiers Field Park may reserve the One Western Avenue Common room, per Graduate Commons Program regulations.)

Learn more about Graduate Commons.

Contact the Program Manager.