Open Locations

If you live on campus, you can reserve study, music, or recreation spaces for individual use. 


The spaces listed below are available as permitted by the current level of reopening and the current term.

Last Updated: June 4, 2021
 

Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

The first two floors of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center are open to current Harvard students, faculty, and staff for studying, working, and socializing. Outdoor spaces with tables, chairs, and umbrellas are available including those the second floor roof deck. Food and drink is permitted in all outdoor spaces. To access the indoor study and lounge spaces, tap your Harvard ID at the main entrances on Massachusetts Avenue and Mt. Auburn Street.

Harvard community members will need to wear a face covering indoors at all times and maintain six-feet social distance. You must have a Harvard ID to enter the building and use the spaces.

Please contact Harvard Common Spaces at commonspaces@harvard.edu or 617-495-6916 with any questions.

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Reservations

Reservations are not required, but you must have a Harvard ID to enter the building. Meeting rooms are not yet available for reservations but will be opened later this summer.

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Hours of Use

Open daily
9:00am–8:00pm

Closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day: 5/28 – 6/1; Juneteenth: 6/18 – 6/20; 4th of July: 7/2 – 7/5

 

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Location

1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Cabot Library

In-residence FAS students can reserve an individual seat to study at Cabot Library.

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Reservations

Reservations are required.

Reserve Space at Cabot

 

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Hours of Use

Monday–Friday: 10:00am–6:00pm

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Location

Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Malkin Athletic Center (MAC)

The MAC will  reopen for summer hours June 2–August 6, 2021. For more information, please visit recreation.gocrimson.com

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Reservations

Reservations are required. Make a reservation through the Harvard Recreation membership portal

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Hours of Use

Mon/Wed/Fri: 7:00am–1:00pm
Tues/Thurs: 3:00pm–9:00pm
Sat: 9:00am–1:00pm

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Location

39 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Beren Tennis Center

Summer hours begin on June 2 and will run through August 6, 2021.  For more information, please visit recreation.gocrimson.com

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Reservations

Reservations are required. Make a reservation through the Harvard Recreation membership portal

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Hours of Use

Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:00–6:00pm
Tue/Thur: 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am–1:00pm 

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Location

65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02163

Weld Boathouse

Summer hours begin on June 2 and will run through August 6, 2021.  For more information, please visit recreation.gocrimson.com

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Reservations

Reservations are required. Make a reservation through the Harvard Recreation membership portal

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Hours of Use

Mon–Thurs: 9:00am–2:00pm

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Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

Houses and Yards

Information about open locations in the Houses and Yards for Summer 2021 is coming soon.

 

Harvard Gazette
 

Here comes the sun, on Memorial Drive


Riverbend Park opens for weekend recreation.

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Karen Mata, M.Arch. '18 (left), and Rodrigo Guerra, M.Arch. '17, relax with their Australian shepherd on the grass.