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Campus Access

Our ability to safely resume in-person academics, research, work, and study 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. Each School and Unit adopted a variety of approaches, return-to-campus dates, and plans based on their respective needs and priorities to welcome back students for as much in-person learning as possible.

The University is closely monitoring developments from the Omicron variant and will communicate additional guidance if needed. In the interim, please follow the post-travel testing and quarantine policy, stay home if you feel sick, and report your symptoms or exposure in Crimson Clear. As always, testing, masking, and vaccination (along with boosters, for those eligible) remain our strongest defense.

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.