Maps, Directions, and Parking

Public transit

HDS encourages the use of public transit when possible. 

Subway: Take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA, known locally as the "T") Red Line to the Harvard Square station. From there, refer to the walking directions below.

Bus: For more information on MBTA fares, maps, and schedules, visit theMBTA website.

Public transit from Logan Airport

The MBTA Silver Line, a bus rapid-transit system, stops at all Logan Airport terminals. Take the Silver Line to South Station. From South Station, take the Red Line in the direction of Alewife Station to Harvard Square.

Walking from Harvard Square

The Harvard Red Line subway stop is located in the center of Harvard Square. From Harvard Square, walk northeast across Harvard Yard, where you will come to an open plaza in front of the Science Center. Walk across the plaza to the intersection of Oxford and Kirkland streets. Walk east on Kirkland Street. To reach Divinity Hall, turn left on Divinity Avenue, the first street to the left (you'll see a large white building at the intersection of Divinity Avenue and Kirkland). Divinity Hall is the last building on the right, at 14 Divinity Avenue.

To reach the rest of the HDS campus, stay on Kirkland, proceeding past Divinity Avenue, to Francis Avenue, and turn left on Francis. Swartz Hall and the HDS Library will be on the left side of the street, at 45 Francis Avenue. Rockefeller Hall, 47 Francis Avenue, is beside Swartz Hall to the north. The Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Avenue, is on the right side of the street, across from Swartz Hall. The Carriage House, at 56 Francis Avenue, is also on the right side of Francis Avenue, just beyond the bend at Jewett House, the Dean's residence.

Driving directions and parking

Directions: use “Harvard Divinity School” in a search engine or GPS device.

Parking: Some parking is available in various areas near the HDS campus.

There is limited metered parking available:

  • On Kirkland Street, in either direction
  • On Divinity Avenue
  • On Francis Avenue
  • On Quincy to the left off Broadway, along Harvard Yard.

There are also public garages in Harvard Square:

  • Trinity Property's Harvard Square Parking Garage at 65 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Propark's Church Street Garage at 41 Church Street, Cambridge MA 02138
  • Propark's Smith Center (formerly Holyoke Center) Garage at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138.

University parking permits

Guest permits to all University parking areas are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be obtained from the Parking Office website. You will need to register on the site prior to purchasing a permit, and to register you will need a Department Code. Please contact your HDS host to obtain the Department Code for the Divinity School.