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, staff, and their families living in participating Harvard University Housing properties. Learn more by viewing our video.

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

    2015 Apr 14 - 9:49am
    I <3 GCP Lecture and Reception

    Graduate Commons welcomes HKS/FAS Professor Timothy McCarthy to give our LGTBQA Lecture on April 29th in our I <3 GCP event series.   His talk, entitled "LGBTQ Equality and the Paradox of Progress," will discuss history, politics, and culture of the U.S.- based LGBTQ movement from the late-1960s to present day.  Professor McCarthy will speak directly to the contemporary forces of progress and prejudice that make this, in this words, the “queerest of times”.

    2015 Apr 3 - 10:25am
    Lectures that Last showcases Faculty Director Jennifer Lerner

    The Harvard Graduate and Professional Student Government (HGSPG) is proud to present Harvard Lectures That Last. The event brings together renowned professors from the 12 graduate & professional schools to give an 8-10 minute Ted-style talk to the Harvard Graduate Student body. This year, our very own Faculty Director, Jenn Lerner, will be representing the Kennedy School at the event!

    2015 Jan 6 - 3:03pm
    Join our team: Community Advisor Recruitment starts in February!

    Community Advisors are Graduate Commons residents who want to make their community a vibrant and engaging place to live.  GCP Community Advisors plan a number of events throughout the academic year–everything from rock climbing, to tea tasting, to networking workshops, and much more.  The Community Advisor positions are selected after an application and interview process that starts in February.  Applicants must be a current resident of Graduate Commons Properties and in good standing with Harvard Housing to apply.

    2014 Nov 24 - 4:44pm
    Holiday Room Reservations

    Please note that GCP will not be accepting room reservations for the period between December 20th and January 5th.

    2014 Nov 24 - 4:43pm
    Welcome to GCP!

    The Graduate Commons team is excited to host another year of programming!  To learn more about events in your community please read your GCP weekly annoncements email, join your community Facebook group, or contact your Program Coodinator.

    2014 Nov 24 - 4:42pm
    GCP Welcomes New Faculty Directors to 29 Garden Street

    Campus Services and Harvard University Housing are pleased to welcome Professor Christopher Winship and his wife, Nancy K. Winship, as the newest Faculty Directors within the Graduate Commons Program. They are residing in 29 Garden Street and will host events for graduate students and other Harvard affiliates in the Program's newly expanded Garden Area, including properties such as 29 Garden, Botanic Garden, Shaler Lane, Holden Green and the Cronkhite Graduate Center.

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