As campus reopens, we have a collective responsibility to keep one another safe and healthy. On this page, you will find information about access to GSAS spaces and information for international travelers.

All members of the GSAS community are expected to follow University and FAS guidance, including meeting the vaccine requirement, following the assigned testing cadence, and wearing FAS-approved masks. Unless we work together to uphold these responsibilities, we put ourselves and one another at risk. Please note that repeated noncompliance with these expectations may lead to restriction of access to classrooms and buildings, notification to graduate program administration, or referral to the GSAS Administrative Board for disciplinary action.

Students accessing campus need to test every 7 days if vaccinated and every 3 days if unvaccinated. If you plan to be away from campus for all or part of the fall term, please complete this brief survey so that this requirement can be reviewed. If you have questions related to the testing requirement, please email

Access to GSAS Spaces

While COVID-19 health and safety protocols are operating on campus, access to GSAS spaces will be limited to Harvard affiliates.

Smith Campus Center

GSAS offices are open to in-person traffic for Harvard affiliates and invited guests. No appointment is required.

Lehman Hall

The GSAS Student Center is open to GSAS students and Harvard community members with an HUID. Visitors enter through the main doors at the top of the center stone stairs. Individuals who need ramp and elevator access should call the Center at 617-495-2255 for lower-level entry. Details on building hours and activities:

  • Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., weekends 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Center open for in-person social events and bookings. 


Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

GSAS Commons

Open for Harvard affiliates with HUID, Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  

Café Gato Rojo (academic year only)

Reopening spring 2022 

Library (academic year only)  

Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Closed on weekends  

Digest of COVID-19 News emails sent to students.Read more
To keep Harvard community members safe and healthy and to ensure that campus remains open, we all have a shared responsibility to act prudently, safely, and in accordance with public health directives. The Community Expectations Related to COVID-19 represent the heart of this collective project.Read more
Information on what GSAS students need to do during the fall 2021 term.Read more
GSAS held a fall term town hall on August 30, 2021, which can be viewed below. Most answers to...