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Campus Access

We look forward to welcoming many more community members back to campus this fall to resume in-person academics, research, work, and study. Our ability to safely resume in-person activities is based on our collective adherence to the proven health and safety measures, testing, and contact tracing protocols we have implemented across campus.

All faculty, staff, and researchers were authorized to return to campus beginning August 2. That date serves as a starting point for individual Schools and Units to begin transitioning to in-person activities; it does not mean everyone will return to campus that day. Schools and Units have made their own determinations and adopted a variety of approaches and return-to-campus dates based on their respective needs and priorities.

Similarly, each School has shared their fall plans and timelines to welcome back students for as much in-person learning as possible.

Review the campus checklists and information for:

Harvard’s Guiding Principles

Our plan for reopening on-campus activities is guided by two core principles:

  1. Health and safety: We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community in every decision we make
  2. Education and research: We are committed to ensuring that the teaching, learning, and research of our students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows will continue at the highest levels of excellence. Every decision we make must be in service to this mission.