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Recent Questions About Fall

If I take a leave of absence this fall (2020), will I be guaranteed housing when I request to return to campus?

For students from all classes, one of the factors that you should consider is a practical one – the availability of housing upon your return. It is always possible that we will have too many students seeking to live on campus and we may not be able to house everyone on campus. In the event there is excess demand for housing in academic year 21–22 or thereafter, Harvard will establish and share a process by which students may apply for undergraduate residential housing. 

Can I rent an apartment through Harvard University Housing (HUH)?

Undergraduate students are generally not eligible for housing through Harvard University Housing (HUH).  Students who are veterans, married, and/or have children may be eligible for Harvard-affiliated housing through HUH. Given the leasing period for HUH housing, students are strongly encouraged to make such a request during the spring term (between March 1 and May 1) if they are requesting housing for the following academic year. Undergraduate requests and inquiries related to this policy should be directed to the Director of Housing and Residential Operations, and...

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As the Harvard College Student Engagement Office, we uphold a mission to support a campus experience where students can thrive both personally and socially at Harvard College, where we build an environment for engagement that is both inclusive and vibrant. As a team, watching current events unfold, we know that our community is not thriving.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and so many others due to police brutality and systemic racism are unacceptable. We firmly believe that Black Lives Matter. 

To our Black students, student organizations, staff, faculty, and community members: we see you and we are listening. To others committed to uplifting Black voices, dismantling systemic racism, and seeking justice, we are here to support you.

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–Harvard College Student Engagement Team

Take Action: Fighting Anti-Blackness Community Resource Bank

The Harvard College Women's Center has compiled a list of resources dedicated to fighting anti-Black racism. There is also a Google form for you to submit additional resources that the Women's Center will then post to their website for all community members to access. 

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