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.

Lit candles and chalice during an HDS community service

Religious and Spiritual Life

The world's many religions and spiritual traditions are practiced as much as they are studied at HDS, with astonishing variety, texture, criticism, love, and devotion.

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Student Life

HDS holistically supports students both in and outside the classroom. Students have access to many personal and academic resources and diverse opportunities for community involvement.

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Career Services

The HDS Office of Career Services develops programs and tools for career management and for navigating the job search process while at HDS and beyond.

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Technology

The HDS Office of Information Technology & Media Services and Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) support teaching, learning, research, and administration at Harvard Divinity School.

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HDS Seasons of Light Playlist

Seasons of Light, Harvard Divinity School's beloved annual multireligious service, honors the interplay of holy darkness and light in the world’s religious traditions. Explore performances including choral and instrumental music, readings by HDS students the season in part or as a whole in this playlist.

HDS student leading opening prayer at a Noon Service in the Williams Chapel

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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Seasons of Light

The Office of the Chaplain and Religious and Spiritual Life arranges special annual multireligious services, such as the Seasons of Light celebration in December. 

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HDS students socializing on the terrace of Swartz Hall

Community Tea

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

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HDS Clubs/Organizations

HDS’s 35+ student-run organizations provide opportunities for involvement, leadership, programming, social connections, and experiential learning. 

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