Harvard College is pleased to offer gender-inclusive housing to all undergraduate students. In alignment with the Mission of the College, gender-inclusive housing acknowledges and reaffirms gender diversity as an important aspect of our campus life. It is a housing option that does not assume that there are essential characteristics that render single gender housing necessary.
Gender-inclusive housing gives you the option of living together in a room or suite irrespective of your suitemates' genders. This option is available to all students at the College, though the process differs for incoming first-year students and for upper-level students.
Over the summer, the Dean of Students Office will send an electronic housing application to all incoming first-year students where you will be able to request gender-inclusive housing. Students who check this box will be housed with others who made the same request regardless of the gender in Harvard records. On the application, there will also be space to offer additional information that you would like the Dean of Students Office to know about regarding your housing needs.
All incoming first-year students are assigned to rooms and suites in the first-year dorms based on your housing application.
If you need more information, have questions, or want support, you can contact the First Year Experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org (617-495-1574).
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who wish to opt into gender inclusive housing can do so during the housing lottery process in the spring. Requests for gender-inclusive rooming groups can be made to your House Administrator. All occupants must voluntarily agree to the arrangements.
Fulfillment of requests for gender-inclusive housing will take into account the limitations of each House. For more information about this policy, contact the Housing Office, your House Administrator. If you have gender-based needs that require accommodations beyond those offered by this policy, please contact the Housing and Residential Life team at email@example.com (617-496-2774).