Reimagining Harvard’s Home for World Religion

If a place could be said to house the soul of Harvard Divinity School, it would be Andover Hall.

A multiuse building located in the middle of the HDS campus, Andover’s classrooms, meeting rooms, worship spaces, and resources both house and enrich the School’s vibrant intellectual and spiritual life.

HDS has launched a $60 million fundraising effort to support the comprehensive revitalization of Andover Hall, which includes a $30 million naming opportunity. When complete, the renewed space will transform the ways that the people of Harvard Divinity School engage the world and each other. The project’s highlights include:

Andover Hall campus center

Creation of a true campus center that brings Andover Library and the School’s core academic resources together with student services and social space.

Lecture hall in Andover Hall

New space for public conversations on religion with leaders like Jimmy Carter, Toni Morrison, the Dalai Lama, and scholars throughout academia.

Andover Hall classroom

Modernized classrooms ideally suited to new ways of teaching and learning, with flexible spaces and a new multimedia infrastructure.

Andover Chapel

A multifaith chapel where Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and all members of HDS community may gather to worship, perform, and share experiences.

Our students deserve a modern, dynamic space for learning. Future students will expect it. As HDS looks to its third century, we aim to ensure that this vital and distinctive building lives up to its potential as the center of the School’s effort to empower scholars and leaders for a religiously complex world.

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