Mark Your Calendars!

Welcome to all of our new community members!  We are so excited that you’ve selected to live in the Graduate Commons Program at Harvard University Housing.

We hope that you’ll join us for an Outdoor Double Feature on Sunday, August 18th on the Peabody Terrace Lawn.  We will be showing Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers (rated G) at 8:30pm & then Skyfall (Rated PG-13) at 9pm.  Popcorn will be provided–just grab a blanket or folding chair and join your neighbors for a fun evening!

We’d also like to invite all of our NEW residents to join us for ORIENTATIONS at the end of the month.  During the orientation you will meet the entire Graduate Commons Team–our Faculty Directors, Professional Staff, and Community Advisors.  We’ll be answering any building questions you might have, as well as sharing helpful campus resources & GCP information.

After each Orientation our Faculty Directors will be hosting an Open House for all community members (new & returning).  Not only will it be the perfect time to chat with our Faculty Directors & Staff–but a great way to meet your neighbors.

Here is the Orientation Schedule:

Peabody Terrace: Saturday, August 24th

  • New Resident Orientation @ 5pm on PT Lawn
  • Open House with Faculty Directors @ 6pm 24 Peabody Terrace #407
  • Family Open House @ 6pm on PT Lawn

5 Cowperthwaite Street: Sunday, August 25th

  • New Resident Orientation @ 4pm, 1st Floor Common Room
  • Open House with Faculty Directors @ 5pm, 1st Floor Common Room Entrance

10 Akron Street: Sunday, August 25th

  • New Resident Orientation @ 7pm, 1st Floor West Common Room
  • Open House with Faculty Directors @ 8pm, Akron East Common Room

Cronkhite Graduate Center: Sunday, September 1st

  • Orientation @ 7pm

Finally, we’ll be kicking off the academic year with a LABOR DAY WELCOME BASH (a GCP tradition).  We hope that you’ll join us on the Peabody Terrace courtyard Monday, September 2nd from 12-2pm.  There will be FREE food from LOBSTA LOVE & GRILLED CHEESE NATION, music, local vendors, & more!

Here at Graduate Commons we are SO excited to kick-off another year of programming!  We hope that you’ll join us at these events (and many, many more to come!)