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Your life at Harvard Law School unfolds within a major research university, giving you access to a world-class campus: unparalleled libraries, acclaimed museums and theaters, enriching extracurricular activities, and a wider community of diverse and engaged students.

But first, the basics!

HLS Campus

Get familiar with campus!

In the map below, HLS buildings are indicated in red. Other Harvard campus buildings are indicated in blue. Click the map to enlarge.

Vehicle Registration & Parking

Many areas are limited to residential permit parking, especially around Boston. Before arriving, make sure to register your vehicle and apply for a parking permit.

Booking Space

The Event Management System (EMS), also known as MyRooms or the online room scheduling system, allows the HLS community to book rooms, order services, and publicize events on the HLS calendar. To reserve a room through the EMS system, visit the link above and login with your Harvard Key.

Other Spaces & Amenities

  • Gender Inclusive Restrooms
  • Nursing Rooms

    There are two private nursing rooms on the HLS campus, one in WCC B003 and one in Areeda 121. The University has over 45 nursing rooms campus-wide. All University-sponsored rooms have a hospital-grade Medela Symphony pump, for which you will need to provide your own Medela accessory kit. Please register here for access to the HLS and Harvard nursing rooms.

  • Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space

    The Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space is located inside of the Student Organization Workroom on the second floor of Wasserstein Hall. The space is managed by the Office of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging (CEEB).

  • Refrigerators

    Fridges are available for student use in the following locations:

    • Student Org Workroom- WCC 2063
    • Student Journal Workroom- WCC 3048
    • Tunnels – Lewis Hall Exit
  • Microwaves

    Microwaves are available for student use in the following locations:

    • Harkbox Cafe – WCC
    • Hark dining room – WCC
    • Student Org Workroom- WCC 2063
    • Student Journal Workroom- WCC 3048
    • Tunnels – Lewis Hall Exit


Harvard Law School has a number of lockers lining the walls in the basement corridors that connect the main buildings on campus. They are self-selected on a first come, first served basis to law school students living off of the HLS campus proper (including students who live in North Hall, 1637 Mass Ave, 3/5 Mellen St). Students who live in law school dormitories on the HLS campus proper–specifically, Hastings Hall and Gropius Complex–are not eligible for lockers. 

  • Locker Selection Details
    • Students (fully-enrolled JDs, LLMs, and SJDs) may reserve a new locker annually. Locker assignments do not roll over from year to year.
    • If you have selected a 2-person locker and would like to share it with another student, please make sure that the other student also self-selects into the same locker.
    • This process is self-managed through the Student Life Portal. The Dean of Students Office does not assign lockers to students on their behalf.
    • No Deadline: The selection process is rolling and there is no “deadline”. Students who do not have a locker may select a locker from the remaining inventory at any point during the academic year. After the “Locker Change Window” ends, new locker reservations are immediately final at the time of selection.
    • Locker Change Window: Locker selection will open at 11am on September 19th. Students may select and then change their locker assignments until 5pm, September 21st. Afterwards, locker selections will be final and combinations will become available. Students without a locker assignment will still be able to select a locker at any point after this time, but it will no longer be possible to change the assignment as the locker combination will be immediately issued.
    • Locker assignment changes cannot be made after combinations are issued.
    • If you require a locker in a specific location because of a documented disability and are unable to select a locker that meets your needs in the available online inventory, please contact HLS Accessibility Services at

Locker selection will open on the HLS Student Life Portal at 11am September 19, 2023. Students may select and then change their locker assignments until 5pm, September 21, 2023. Afterwards, locker selections will be final and combinations will become available.

Select Your Locker on the HLS Student Life Portal

Residential Life

Living on campus has tremendous benefits, one of which is access to Resident Advisors (RAs). HLS RAs are overseen by the Dean of Students office and are a valuable and irreplaceable part of our Housing and Residence Life Program. Our Resident Advisors are student leaders, community developers, maintenance reporters, and an all-around “go-to” person in your building or complex.

Harvard University Dining Services

The oldest collegiate foodservice in America, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) advances the mission of Harvard University through its multiple food and beverage venues on campus. HUDS nourishes and supports the students, faculty, staff and guests of Harvard by creating experiences that foster friendship, encourage learning, and cultivate community.

Campus Safety & Security

It’s important to stay safe both on and off campus. At HLS, there are many different avenues for support should you ever find yourself in need of help.

  • Emergency Resources

    Life-Threatening Emergency:

    • Call 617-495-1212 to reach HUPD. While you can also dial 911, HUPD is best equipped to direct EMS through campus and buildings.

    Urgent Care:

  • Getting Support
    • The Dean of Students Office (DOS) offers guidance and support for any academic or personal concerns you may be struggling with and can direct you to any other resources available.
    • The Office for Gender Equity (OGE) is especially equipped to discuss concerns relating to equity and acceptance, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and relationship abuse.
    • Title IX protects you from sexual or gender-based harassment. Your HLS Program Officer can assist in finding options for you to feel empowered to raise concerns, ask for help, or learn about your options before making any decisions.
    • HLS CAMHS offers counseling, therapy, evaluations, and guidance on concerns interfering with work or relationships, including anxiety, depression, stress, crisis management, transitional issues, grief, and eating, substance, sexual, or relationship concerns.
    • If you have been a victim of stalking, harassment, sexual assault, rape, relationship abuse or violence, hate crimes, identity theft, or scams targeting international affiliates, HUPD has specially trained officers to guide you through a step-by-step process of exploring all available options.
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