As members of the Harvard community, we have a collective responsibility to keep one another safe and healthy. All GSAS affiliates are expected to follow University and FAS guidance, including meeting the vaccine booster 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 each week at the frequency outlined on their Crimson Clear account, which is determined by vaccination status. 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 closed to in-person traffic until January 24, 2022. Arrangements to meet with staff remotely can be made via email.

Lehman Hall

The GSAS Student Center in Lehman Hall will be closed until January 24, except to allow meal plan holders to collect grab-and-go meals.

After January 24, the Center will be 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 beginning January 24:

  • 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 January and the spring 2021 term.Read more