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

2019 Jul 26 - 10:38am
Graduate Commons Day of Service - GCP GIVES BACK!

The 2019 Graduate Commons Day of Service will support the Charles River Conservancy and is scheduled on Thursday, August 15th, 2019, from 8:30am-12pm at Riverbend Park. We ask that each student commit to volunteering from 8:30-12pm. We invite all Graduate Commons Day of Service volunteers to a post-service lunch from 12pm-1:30pm in the Peabody Terrace Common Room.  Sign-ups begin August 1st. 

2019 Jun 3 - 10:18am
Welcome to our new residents!

We are so excited that you've chosen to live with Harvard University Housing! Graduate Commons Programming has ended for the semester.  We will host a few summer events in June and July before ramping up for the fall semester in August.  NOTE: New residents will be added to our registration system and room reservation system after July 1.  If you would like to reserve a space or attend any summer events prior to that date, please contact

2019 Apr 29 - 3:14pm
Graduate Commons Commencement Week Common Room Lottery

Due to high demand for common rooms during Commencement Week, the Graduate Commons Program hosts a lottery.  Please reach out to your Program Manager or check your Friday newsletter for building specific information.  All requests are due Friday, May 3rd at 5pm.   All GCP policies still apply. 

2019 Mar 26 - 12:11pm
10th Anniversary Meet the Scholar Series is underway

The Graduate Commons Program is hosting five scholars this semester in celebration of our 10th anniversary.  Each scholar represents one of our foundational pillars:  Building Community, Learning Outside the Classoom, Bridging Divides, Service to Self and Others.  Take a moment to read about our series here.

2018 Dec 17 - 4:34am
GCP Winter Break
Thanks for spending your time with us this fall.  GCP Programming for the semester has officially ended. We will resume programming again when we return in January 2019. 
Planning an event? Please note private Common Room reservation requests will not be accepted between December 21 and January 7. New online reservation requests will be responded to when the GCP office reopens after Winter Break. 
2018 Sep 4 - 1:24pm

Learn more about what we've done and how we are celebrating. 


2018 Aug 23 - 11:27am
2018 Welcome Events are Underway!

Graduate Commons has been busy planning all summer long to welcome our new and returning residents back to Cambridge.  Join us at one of our upcoming WELCOME EVENTS across campus!

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Photo: Cronkhite Gradute Center Welcome and Building Orientation

2018 May 22 - 12:48pm
Congratulations to the Harvard Class of 2018!

Graduate Commons would like to wish all our 2018 graduates a wonderful commencement week with family and friends!  Please stay in touch by joing our LinkedIn alumni group.  Congratulations!

2018 Mar 24 - 1:59pm
GCP System is now available for use (2pm on 3/24/18)

The Graduate Commons Program room reservation and even registration system is now available for use.  If you experience any issues when logging in, please reset your password.  If problems persist, send an email to  Thank you for your cooperation in this effort to better serve you. 

2018 Mar 22 - 5:05pm
Graduate Commons System Outage on Saturday, 3/24/18

The Graduate Commons Program room reservation and event registration system will be down on Saturday, March 24th for a system-wide upgrade.  This will not affect your ability to attend any events scheduled over the weekend.  All residents will be notified once the system is operational again.  Thank you for your patience.


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