Spring Term 2022 Information

Spring Term 2022 Information

Harvard Law School’s Spring Term 2022 will be conducted in person. Accordingly, it is especially important that every member of the HLS community review, understand, and closely follow the University’s updated COVID-19 protocols and expectations. As Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang Nguyen’s recent message indicated, these include (but are not limited to):

  • Vaccination and new booster requirements, which must be verified by January 31 or within 30 days of eligibility.
  • Masking effectively through use of high-quality, preferably ATSM- or FDA-approved disposable masks, such as surgical- or cup-style protective masks, layered under a form-fitting fabric mask to minimize air gaps around the edges.
  • Pre- and post-arrival testing protocols, information on which can be found in the University’s updated testing protocols page.
  • Reporting COVID-19 symptoms or a positive non-Harvard COVID-19 test.

In the days ahead, we will share additional information about efforts we will all be taking to safeguard the community as we return to campus and work to ensure a successful Spring Term. In the meantime, we thank all of you for the flexibility, patience, diligence, hard work, and generosity you’ve shown as we continue to work together to advance our Law School’s vital mission while providing for the health and safety of our community.

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Return to Campus Policies

Return to Campus Policies

Harvard Law School looks forward to the return of our on-campus activities. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our continuing mission of teaching, learning, research, and service, remain paramount. With those objectives in mind, and in accordance with Harvard University guidelines, HLS has adopted the following public health policies related to our on-campus operations.

Read the Return to Campus Policies

How to Verify Your Vaccination

How to Verify Your Vaccination


Thank you to every member of our community who has already verified their COVID vaccination by submitting it to Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). The University is requiring COVID vaccination for all community members who will have any on-campus presences this fall. If you haven’t submitted your verification yet, please visit the Verify Your Vaccination webpage and follow the instructions. If you received your vaccine through HUHS, you do not need to submit any information, as HUHS already has your information on file. HUHS keeps individual medical information secure and confidential.

Keep HLS Healthy

Keep HLS Healthy

Wear a face covering and wear it correctly

At the current time, the University will continue to require masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, until the level of COVID vaccination across our community can be determined. With confirmation of high vaccination levels, Harvard officials have said they expect to issue revised indoor mask-wearing policies. Meanwhile, all community members should carry a mask on campus in the event it becomes necessary to wear it.

Wash Your Hands Often

Use soap and water with 20 seconds of rubbing, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Do this before and after touching anything that needs to be touched by other people, and before eating, drinking, or touching your face or face covering.