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On October 27-28, 2022, Dean John Manning will welcome the Dean’s Advisory Board, the seven Leadership Councils from around the world, and the Annual Fund Council for the Ninth Annual Combined Meeting in Cambridge. We are thrilled to welcome you back to campus.

The program will include a series of meetings on the school’s top priorities and initiatives and time to connect with fellow alumni leaders. The Combined Meeting officially begins at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon, continues with a reception and dinner on Thursday evening, and adjourns at 12 p.m. ET on Friday.

Program of Events

All events will take place on the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, MA. Please check back, as program details will be updated frequently.

Thursday, October 27

1:00 pm ET – Registration Opens

2:00 pm ET – Combined Meeting Begins

6:00 pm ET – Reception

7:00 pm ET – Dinner and Featured Presentation

Friday, October 28

8:00 am ET – Breakfast

8:30 am ET – Combined Meeting Continues

12:00 pm ET – Combined Meeting Adjourns

Hotel Information

October is a very busy time in Cambridge and Boston. We suggest you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-1200 / 1-800-882-1818

  • Single & Double Rate = $599.00
  • Secured room block reservations must be made no later than September 28, 2022
  • Refer to group code HLS Combined Meeting
  • To make online reservations, please use the HLS Combined Meeting Booking Link
  • Cancellation policy: 48 hours in advance of arrival. If cancelling within 48 hours, then one night’s room and tax will be charged.

Harvard Square Hotel
110 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-5200 / 1-800-458-5886

  • Single & Double Rate = $369.00
  • Rate only reservation held until event date, based on inventory availability
  • Refer to group code HLS Combined Meeting or group #567395
  • To make online reservations, please use the HLS Combined Meeting Rate Only Link
  • Cancellation policy: 48 hours in advance of arrival. If cancelling within 48 hours, then one night’s room and tax will be charged.

Please note: You may consider exploring your own hotel accommodations at alternative hotels around Cambridge and neighboring towns not listed above.

Shuttles and Parking Information

Coach shuttles will be available to Combined Meeting attendees staying at The Charles Hotel and Harvard Square Hotel. For those driving to the Combined Meeting, complimentary parking is available on campus at the 10 Everett Street lot. Please tell the parking attendant that you are with the Combined Meeting.

COVID-19 Policy & University Guidance

As you prepare to come to campus, all visitors, including alumni, should be aware of the University policies in place at the time of their visit. Current COVID-19 guidance and safety practices are available here. We will adapt these policies as needed based on public health guidance; please check this page as the Combined Meeting draws closer to ensure you’re aware of the current guidance.

Below are highlights of the most important COVID-19 safety requirements for guests attending Harvard-sponsored events and gatherings.

Expectations for Attending Harvard-Sponsored Events and Gatherings

Guests are required to follow all applicable health and safety requirements imposed by federal, state, and local authorities, as well as Harvard University policies, to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19. Requirements may change as the public health situation evolves.

  • We encourage you to test before coming to campus or before attending a Harvard-sponsored event, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. Rapid antigen tests are widely available at area pharmacies. 
  • If you have symptoms, no matter how mild, we ask that you do not attend the event—even if you test negative.  
  • If you test positive, please do not travel to campus or attend any events. For more information, visit the Keep Harvard Healthy website
  • For indoor and crowded outdoor events, we encourage wearing a high-quality mask that fits securely without air gaps around your nose and mouth. Please be prepared that some indoor events may require masking.

Thank you for adhering to Harvard University COVID-19 safety protocols and we look forward to welcoming you back on campus. 

Although Harvard University has taken steps to comply with federal and state safety standards designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, the University cannot guarantee that you will not contract COVID-19 while attending the event. Nor is Harvard in a position to know if you are or will be physically near to a person infected with COVID-19 at the event. Accordingly, in attending the event, you recognize that you may be subjected to potential risks of infection, illness, injury, and even death from COVID-19. You have made your own investigation of these risks, understand these risks, and assume these risks knowingly and willingly.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you release Harvard, its current and former members of its governing boards, officers, faculty, staff, representatives, volunteers, employees, fellows, students, other trainees and agents, and their respective heirs and assigns, from any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages, or liabilities which you may incur or suffer, arising out of or related to your contracting COVID-19 while attending the event and resulting from any cause. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding its conflict of laws principles), which shall be the forum for any lawsuits filed under or incident to this document.

The HLS Alumni Center will also provide COVID-19 updates as needed for the Combined Meeting.

Questions

Please contact Alumni Events at alumnievents@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-3850.