HDS Community Life

The Harvard Divinity School community is engaged in unlimited opportunities for academic achievement, personal and spiritual growth, and social activism.

The HDS student body, faculty, and wider Harvard community offer ways to advance social justice, provide spiritual enrichment, and support the development of leaders in their fields who will work for a more equitable world. With more than 35 student organizations and 500+ recurring worship services, workshops, and group meetings, the HDS community is diverse and vibrant.

Banners hanging in Harvard Yard in from of Widener Library

Harvard’s Unparalleled Resources

HDS students enjoy access across Harvard University, including hundreds of courses, dozens of research programs, projects, and centers, and the Harvard Graduate Council.

Field Education

The Field Education Program at HDS offers guided learning experiences that help students explore their own paths while developing technical skills in the art of ministry.

Student preaching a worship service

Noon Service

Hosted by a different student group, religious organization, or community each week, the HDS Noon Service is an opportunity for the Harvard Divinity community to pray or meditate across our many respective traditions.

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Community Tea

A beloved HDS tradition, Community Tea offers a chance for students, faculty, and staff to engage in informal conversation and reconnect with each other.