Harvard College aims to provide a residential environment that:
- Enables student learning at the highest levels,
- Provides a safe place for students during the public health emergency occasioned by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and
- Supports student mental health during a challenging time.
In responding to the pandemic, Harvard College is guided by evidence-based public health practices. Because COVID-19 infects individuals by spreading across and within close community networks, it is essential that every one of us in the residential community uphold a shared obligation and commitment to act prudently, safely, and in accordance with public health directives. The Residential Community Compact, outlined below, represents the heart of this collective project by promoting shared responsibility for safe practices among all members of the residential community. If you are considering a return to campus for Summer 2021, please read it carefully and be sure you understand it completely.