Coronavirus Updates: Keep HDS Healthy

Harvard Divinity School continues to closely monitor the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of the vaccination effort. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are of paramount importance. As such, the HDS campus is currently closed and classes are being held online. Anyone who needs access to campus buildings or who will be working on campus must follow the current re-entry procedures (PDF).

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Commencement 2021 Plans: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Harvard has decided that commencement ceremonies will once again be online on May 27, 2021. HDS will participate in Harvard’s online ceremonies, and hold our own ceremonies and diploma awarding online as well.

Summer 2021 Plans: While in-person activities remain canceled, some summer programing, such as Religious Resources for Living Beyond Crisis and the Summer Language Program, will be held online.

Fall 2021 Plans: As of spring 2021, the School plans to have faculty, staff, and students return to campus for the fall term, to the extent allowed by the evolving public health situation. Our aim is to begin the fall term with as much in-person learning as possible.

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Resources for Students, Staff, and Faculty

Members of the HDS community are encouraged to learn about and take advantage of the numerous resources HDS and Harvard University have developed around virtual learning, teaching, and working remotely.

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

For information about Harvard’s vaccine distribution, visit Harvard University Health Services. The vaccine is not mandatory at this time but is highly recommended. If you have been vaccinated outside of HUHS, please submit a copy of your CDC card. Learn more on the Harvard Vaccine Information page.

Harvard Coronavirus Resources

Harvard COVID-19 Updates and Info.

Harvard has gathered a number of resources and help guides for use by students, staff, faculty, and the University community. Keep Harvard Healthy includes useful and current information on campus access, tracing and testing, travel guidance, and health and wellbeing.

Together as a Community

Compliance with Harvard University, state, and federal guidelines is critical to resuming activity on campus, and HDS will continue to adhere to public health information and guidance. School leadership is doing all it can to preserve the integrity of our institution and its educational mission, and to communicate forthrightly and in a timely fashion with our community on the specific challenges at hand. Please continue practicing the preventive behaviors that have helped to keep our communities safe to this point.

May we continue to draw strength from each other and support one another during these challenging times.

During this time of extraordinary disruption and anxiety, the Office of the Chaplain and Religious and Spiritual Life encourages all of us, at HDS and beyond, to use these days as an opportunity to deepen our spiritual and intellectual practices.

On the Spiritual Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic page, we have assembled some spiritual resources for the COVID-19 pandemic from the HDS community—students, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff—and beyond.