Cronkhite residents are encouraged to participate in the intellectual, cultural, and social events offered through the Gardenside Area Graduate Commons Program (GCP). This unique interdisciplinary program provides a “home away from home” by creating a vibrant and respectful community for Cronkhite residents, including opportunities to have fun, collaborate across schools and 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 Gardenside Area Faculty Directors, Professor Christopher Winship (FAS/HKS) and Nancy K. Winship, who reside in 29 Garden Street, and Professor Nancy Hill (HGSE) and Rendall Howell, who reside in 5 Cowperthwaite. They also share in the social and cultural event planning done by our full-time professional staff and Resident Advisors.
Graduate Commons events take place in the Cronkhite Center lounge areas and Dining Room. The lounge spaces are open for small gatherings (up to 12 people) by the community on a first-come, first-served basis when a GCP event is not scheduled.