For more than 25 years, the GSAS Student Center has offered social, intellectual, and recreational activities designed to help GSAS students make connections outside of the classroom, lab, or library. From its convenient location at Lehman Hall in Harvard Yard, the Center welcomes students from all GSAS departments and disciplines. The Center manages the GSAS Student Center Fellows, advises the GSAS Student Council (GSC), supports the GSAS Student Groups, contributes to GSAS Welcomes orientation programming, coordinates January@GSAS winter session programming, and oversees the GSAS Engage website and Lehman Hall operations. The GSAS Student Center welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions, please contact stucenter@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-2255 in advance of the event. 

GSAS Student Center Fellows

GSAS Student Center Fellows are GSAS students who create programs for graduate students. Some of the Fellows programs take place virtually, at Lehman Hall, in the Boston-area, or elsewhere in New England. All GSAS students, including those based in Longwood and Allston areas, and their partners, spouses, and children, and guests, as well as students living in GSAS residence halls are welcome to participate.  

The GSAS Student Center Fellows work in various program areas to create events such as film series, wine tastings, meditation sessions, short story clubs, days of service, family music-making classes, ski trips, dance lessons, or bike trips. The GSAS Student Center is also home to a literary magazine, language tables, and several musical performance ensembles. To explore all the Fellows program areas visit Engage

GSAS Student Council

The GSAS Student Center team advises the GSAS Student Council (GSC), the student government for GSAS students. The GSC advocates for, supports, and recognizes GSAS students in academic, administrative, and residential matters.  

Through monthly Open Meetings, the GSC brings together students across disciplines in order to raise matters of mutual concern. The group also provides a vehicle for GSAS students and administrators to have a meaningful dialogue about the issues that shape the graduate experience at Harvard. 
Additionally, the GSC awards grants for travel and research, funds GSAS student groups and organizations, and sponsors student-led Mini-Courses during January@GSAS, Harvard’s winter session. Each year, the group also celebrates and highlights student leaders and faculty who positively impact the graduate student experience. Connect with the GSC through Engage.

GSAS Student Groups

The GSAS Student Center oversees GSAS Student Groups (GSG). Student groups greatly enhance the graduate student experience by providing opportunities to connect with a community of students who share common interests and goals. 

GSAS student groups gather around topics ranging from cultures, sports, and hobbies to community service and advocacy. The groups create spaces where you can engage in activities that promote personal growth, develop leadership skills, and build community. Join student groups, RSVP to events, and explore social and learning opportunities on Engage

To learn more about existing groups or how to start a new group, contact the GSAS Student Center.  

Lehman Hall Directory


  • Café Gato Rojo (B-1): Visit this student-staffed coffee shop  

  • Office of Student Services (B-2): Access valuable resources for resolving student concerns 

  • Office of Residential Life (B-2): Explore your options for on- and off-campus housing 

  • Computer Lab (B-2A): Open to all GSAS students, request the door code from the staff in the B-2 administrative offices 

  • Restrooms: Women’s (B-3A), Men’s (B-6M), and gender inclusive with a diaper changing table (B-10)


  • GSAS Commons (103): A dining hall open to the entire Harvard community at lunch and open to GSAS students and residents for dinner. Food in the GSAS Commons is provided by Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS).

  • Fireside Room (101): A cozy space for events and a quiet study space when not in use 

  • Private Dining Room (102): A quiet space for a meal or a meeting 


  • Fellowships & Writing Center (203): Access support on fellowship advising and applications and academic papers, dissertations, and speaking

  • Graduate Student Lounge (204): A versatile space that is both casual, with a widescreen TV, and formal enough to host medium-sized events. The GSAS Student Council holds open meetings in this space on a monthly basis.  

  • Common Room (201): A great space for social events or lectures. A piano is available for students when the room is not in use. 


  • Office of the Dean of Students (312): The dean of students has an office in both Smith Campus Center and Lehman Hall. 

  • Library (313): A quiet place to study and read 

  • Library Conference Room (313A): A conference room for a study group or small meeting space 

  • Game Room (301): A lounge with ping pong, billiards, and more ways to unwind 

  • GSAS Student Center Offices (306): Visit for questions about Lehman Hall, the GSAS Student Center Fellows, the GSAS Student Groups, and Engage website, event tickets, and friendly conversation 

  • Restrooms: Women’s (302W) and Men’s (302M) 

Reserve space in Lehman Hall through FAS RoomBook.