Student Life

The Office of Student Life (OSL) holistically supports and helps to cultivate the personal, academic, and professional growth of all HDS students both inside and outside the classroom. Imperative to the success of our mission is our priority to continuously and intentionally foster and evolve an inclusive and intentional environment that prioritizes anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices; reflects the rich diversity and plurality of our community; and truly allows for a sense of belonging in which students can be their full selves. The vision for our work: collaborate, advocate, and support. 

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Student Support Resources

The Office of Student Life coordinates learning resources, support services that are flexible and designed to meet the varied needs of our students as well as extensive resources for students of different physical and intellectual abilities.

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While not a residential campus, HDS has resources available for students seeking off-campus housing or accommodations in one of the may properties administered by Harvard University Housing.

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Community Events

From Community Tea on Tuesdays to weekly mediation hosted by the HDS Buddhist Community to the Annual Black Religion, Spirituality and Culture Conference to the Solidarity Ball – there is always something happening at HDS.  

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Title IX and Identity-Based Reporting

For Title IX and Identity-Based reporting, policy, and procedures, connect with OSL or other support faculty and staff regarding issues related to sex, gender, and sexuality (including sexual and gender-based harassment and sexual assault).

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International Students

International students enliven and enrich the HDS student body. OSL provides support for the unique challenges experienced by our international students as well as navigating the administrative requirements related to studying in the United States.

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The HDS Office of Information Technology & Media Services and Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) work together to support teaching, learning, research, and administration at Harvard Divinity School by providing a robust technological infrastructure and related services.

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Getting to Know Campus

Transportation, dining, nearby fitness centers, lockers, and more

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Campus Safety

Safety tips and resources, information on the Campus Escort Program, bicycle registration and safety, campus shuttle and transportation services, and more.

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Contact Office of Student Life

Swartz Hall, 1st Floor

Mailing address
Office of Student Life
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours (academic year)
Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

Phone 617.496.6569


Follow @hdsstudentlife on Instagram!

Learn more about sharing events, oportunities, and resources by and for the Harvard Divinity student community. 

Office of Student Life Staff