About the graduate commons program

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 by hosting events that spark your intellectual curiosity, challenge your physical being, and make a difference to your community.


Though COVID-19 has presented many challenges to our usual ways of doing things, it has not weakened our resolve to deliver high quality events like our Meet the Scholar series, yoga classes, game nights, networking happy hours and more.  

The minute you sign your HUH lease, GCP programs are available to you - even if you won't move in for a while. We highly encourage you and all members of your household to check out our Welcome Season calendar, and to begin making connections with your soon-to-be neighbors. Our events are open to all HUH residents, current and future, which means you can begin expanding your One Harvard Network from your immediate cohort to all twelve graduate and professional schools. 

Keeping Harvard Healthy

As a reminder, the University has required all affiliates returning to campus to be vaccinated against Covid-19.  This does not apply to unaffiliated family members living in HUH or those with an approved exemption. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Harvard University Health Services is pleased to be able to offer additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Vaccine appointments continue to be open to all students, staff, faculty, researchers, and HUHS patients and can be scheduled through the HUHS Patient Portal with your Harvard Key. Learn more about the clinics here.  


Harvard is only providing testing for students and personnel who are living in on-campus in dormitory style housing or who will have a regular on-campus presence. Note that Harvard University Housing apartments are not considered on-campus dormitory style apartments. See the Harvard COVID19 webpage on Testing & Tracing for testing protocols and frequency. Additional information will be shared with students by their School.