Elusive.  Slippery.  The Kaiser Soze of Months, really.  September has come and gone in the blink of a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, ushering in the serious/playful balance that October offers each year.   We settle into routines and begin to cook heartier meals, but somehow the warmth and colors remind us of our childhood, kicking leaves on the way to school.

September was a busy month for us here at Graduate Commons.  We oversaw close to 30 events across all GCP areas this month, including Welcome Events by our Faculty Directors, a Red Sox Outing for 60 and an Apple Picking adventure for 150. The academic side of the house hosted Professors William Julius Wilson, Mary Brinton and Richard Weissbourd, who shared insights into race, marriage, love, sex and more, in our Meet the Scholar series.  While our family programming expanding to include a HSSPA co-sponsored playgroup at 29 Garden and a tremendous opening Storytime Hour at Peabody Terrace.

Administratively, we are tasked with our next Graduate Commons expansion, officially taking place in August 2016, as we welcome HU Housing’s Boston properties into the family.  Trilogy, One Western Ave and Soldiers Field Park sample the fun this year through a number of preview events designed to give the residents a small taste of what we are all about.  Our first preview event is set for Sunday, October 18th at One Western Ave and celebrates October in Harvard Square by showcasing the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Here at Graduate Commons, we believe fostering these special Harvard traditions anchors your experience in a specific time and place, one filled with great diversity, intellect and curiosity.  Oh, to have lived, worked and learned in such a place with these Usual Suspects! And just like Kaiser Soze, (SNAP), it’s gone….