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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.

  • 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).

Visit our Getting Around page to learn about transportation options and a discounted MBTA pass for students.

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.

Lockers

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. 

Please note the following:

  • 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 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 for the 2022-23 academic year will begin at 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, September 7th. The Locker Change Window will close at 5pm ET on Friday, September 9th. Students may select and then change their locker assignments until that time. As of 5pm ET on September 9th, 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 accessibility@law.harvard.edu.

Locker selection for the 2022-23 academic year will begin at 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, September 7th via the Student Life Portal. The locker change window will close at 5pm ET on Friday, September 9th. Please read above for more details.

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.

  • Dining locations

    HLS has a few different dining locations with varied options and hours:

    • The Harkness Dining Room opens for lunch and provides extensive choices to our diverse community.
    • The Pub Grill is your all-day dining destination on the Harvard Law School campus.
    • The Harkbox is a community coffee bar with espresso-based drinks made to order plus a range of baked goods, snacks, and quick meal selections.

    Read more about each location and view hours of operation here.

  • Menus, dietary needs, and food allergies

    The HUDS website is a valuable resource for all things food at HLS!

    Below are a few selected resources to get you started.

  • Free cooking classes

    Need to level-up your kitchen skills? Explore video cooking classes from HUDS.