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Explore Lehman Hall

Conveniently located in Harvard Yard, Lehman Hall is where you can find a quiet space to study, host a study group, or attend a fun student event.

Find Your Center at Lehman Hall! Grab a cup of coffee at Café Gato Rojo or meet a friend for lunch or dinner in The Commons at Lehman Hall. Head to the Library to study. Play ping-pong, billiards, and board games or watch TV in the Game Room. Attend a Student Council open meeting in the Graduate Student Lounge. You are welcome to hang out in any room if it isn’t reserved (check the iPads by the doors). You can also connect with Harvard Griffin GSAS staff who can help you navigate the many resources available to support you on your academic journey. 

You can learn about the history of Lehman Hall in this article. 2024 marked the building's one-hundred-year birthday!

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Lehman Hall Building Hours

Spring term - starting January 2, 2024

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday: noon - 10:00 p.m.

Traveling to the Student Center

The Student Center at the Harvard Griffin GSAS is located at Lehman Hall, 8 Harvard Yard Cambridge, MA 02138, inside Harvard Yard. Lehman Hall is located between the Wadsworth Gate and the Straus Gate.   

The building is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday (except on Harvard University closed dates).  

From Cambridge, navigate to Harvard Square and enter through the Wadsworth Gate on Massachusetts Avenue. Lehman Hall is the first building on the left.  

From our Lower Allston campus, take the Harvard shuttle from the Science and Engineering Complex stop until you reach Harvard Square, then walk along John F. Kennedy St. until you reach Massachusetts Avenue and the Wadsworth Gate. Lehman Hall is the first building on the left.  

From our Longwood campus, take the M2 shuttle at the Vanderbilt Stop on Ave Louis Pasteur, get off at the bus stop at Massachusetts at Holyoke, then walk down to the Wadsworth Gate. Lehman Hall is on the left. There are also several MBTA bus routes that connect Longwood and Harvard Square. 

From Logan Airport, take the Blue Line or the Silver Line to the Red Line. Get off at Harvard Square. After going up the escalator or elevator to the street level, cross the street to the Wadsworth Gate. Lehman Hall is the first building you will see inside Harvard Yard. 

Visiting the Student Center

Lehman Hall is open to active Harvard Affiliates (ID holders) and their guests. At the main entrance, visitors will be asked to tap their Harvard ID for entry.  

Entrance – Lehman Hall can be accessed through the main door on the first floor at the top of the stairs. Lehman Hall also has a ramp entrance on the right side of the building’s main entrance stairs, which opens onto the garden level. There is a buzzer to the left of the ramp entry. 

Stairwells – There are two parallel staircases on the north and south sides of the building that go from the garden level to the third (top) floor.  

Elevator - All four floors of Lehman Hall are accessible via an elevator that runs from the garden level to the third floor of Lehman Hall. The elevator measures approximately 4 feet wide and 2.11 feet in depth. 

Restrooms - Male/female designated restrooms are on the garden level and third floor of Lehman Hall.

All-Gender Restroom – Lehman Hall has a gender-inclusive restroom at the garden level. Additionally, the gender-inclusive restroom is fitted with a diaper changing station. A diaper changing station is located in the All-Gender Restroom on the garden level.

Building Directory – Each floor at Lehman Hall has a directory to support wayfinding to rooms and spaces within the building. 

Braille Room Numbers At Lehman Hall, the room number signs and elevator numbers include braille. 

iPads – Our reservable rooms have iPads installed at the doors show case the availability or event booking of a room. It has a text-to-speech feature to read out reservations. To hear the voice reader, swipe down on the face of the iPad.  

Reserve Space

Want to reserve a space? Book a room through FAS RoomBook or contact the Student Center at Harvard Griffin GSAS at Harvard Griffin GSAS student leaders can also book a space in Lehman Hall as part of the Engage event submission process.


The Student Center at Harvard Griffin GSAS welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations for events, or have questions, please contact or call 617-495-2255 in advance of the event.

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