Campus Resources

Update: March 20, 2020: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response, many resources, offices, and businesses have paused or shifted their service delivery. Check the HDS Coronavirus Update page for the latest news and information.

Hospitality and dining

Many students will choose to bring a lunch and stay on campus during the day between classes. A refrigerator, microwave, and fax machine for student use are located in Divinity 114, and free coffee and tea service is available during open hours.

The HDS Commons in Swartz Hall, opening for the 2021 fall semester, will offer a variety of hot and cold options for breakfast and lunch. Vending machines are also available in each building. Other nearby dining options on the Harvard campus are Bauer Café and Northwest Café.

Places for reflection and quiet

In Divinity Chapel, prayer rugs, meditation cushions, scriptures of many traditions, and prayer beads are always available. The HDS labyrinth and contemplative garden, near Rockefeller Hall, provides outdoor space for contemplation. The Center for the Study of World Religions offers a meditation room and an outdoor courtyard that students may use as well.

For more information about space at HDS and in the Cambridge area, see Retreats and Quiet Places.

Communal spaces

The various rooms and facilities in Swartz, Rockefeller, and Divinity Halls are available for community activities and may be reserved by recognized student groups. There are also student lounges in Divinity and Rockefeller Halls, plenty of soft seating at 60 Oxford Street, and ample seating in the HDS Commons. Computer kiosks are available in Divinity 114 and on the second floor of Harvard Divinity School Library.

Student lockers

To ease commuting and long days on campus, students may reserve a locker in Divinity or Rockefeller Hall. They are free of charge and can be used for the entire academic year. Students must provide their own locks. Current students who would like more information regarding lockers and reservations should visit the Student Life page on my.hds.