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Call 617-495-1212 for any emergency.

Medical Emergencies

Call 911 for immediate medical emergencies.

Medical Concerns (Non-Emergency)

Call 617-495-5711 to reach HUHS for routine medical care.


Building or Facilities Issue

Call 617-495-5521 or email to reach the Facilities Office.

Locked Out or Building Access

Call 617-495-1215 and ask for the HLS Security Guard to meet you at your housing location lobby.

Mail Delivery

Pick up outside the mail room in the WCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:00-7:00 pm. Enter via the Caspersen / Harkness concourse, on either the Story Hall or Langdell side, then find a security person who will check HUID for access.



The Hark eatery upstairs will open three times daily for grab-and-go / packaged meals from 7:30–9:00 am, 11:30 am–1:00 pm, 5:00–7:15 pm.

Contact Us

Contact DOS at 617-495-1880 or email for any questions you have that are not answered here.

Additional Resources and FAQ

Additional Resources and FAQ

Why are the North kitchens closed?

Understandably, we have received a number of emails following the announcement that the communal kitchens in the residence halls have been closed. We fully recognize that this is an incredible inconvenience, and truly wish we could allow their continued use. Unfortunately, we are not able to do so. This action not only follows an express directive by the University, but it is also a critical step being taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Can I use a microwave or cooking appliances in my dorm room?

Cooking appliances are not allowed in North Hall dorm rooms, as the building is not equipped to handle the increased electrical load. This prohibition includes microwaves, toasters, hotplates or the like. You may still access the water filtration systems connected in the kitchens, but please practice social distancing while doing so (allow for one person in the kitchen at a time), and be sure not to touch the machine with your clean cup or bottle.

When do I need to move out of housing at the end of the semester?

All students should plan to move out of their dorms by May 29, 2020.  Please note, this was the scheduled move-out date for all graduating students, and is a two week extension for all continuing students.

What do I do if I would like to move out before the end of the semester?

Please note: If you are put into quarantine by your medical provider, you should NOT move out during that period. If you have found other accommodations, or would like to leave campus before the end of the semester, please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact with the date that you would like to move out.
  2. Arrange for all of your personal items to be removed from your room by your move out date.
  3. Arrange for disposal for any trash in your room by your move out date.
  4. Place your room key, mailroom key in an envelope labeled with your Name and Room Number.
  5. Place your key envelope in the Key Drop Box outside of the Holmes Hall Facilities Office.
  6. E-mail to let the office know what time you dropped your keys.
    • Housing will then arrange for a Security Guard to confirm receipt of your keys.
    • Once we have received confirmation of receipt of your keys, you will be checked out of housing and any pro-rated refunds will be processed onto your Student Account.

If I move out at a later date, will I still receive a pro-rated rent refund? What date would refunds end on for move-outs?

If you move out of HLS housing on, or prior to, April 30 your will receive a pro-rated refund. Refunds will no longer be available for move outs beginning on May 1. As soon as you have an anticipated move-out date, please contact

What do I do if I am locked out of my room, or if I lose my key or Harvard ID card?

Please call 617-495-1215 and ask for the HLS Security Guard to be dispatched to meet you at your HLS housing location lobby. Security will not provide access into a room unless the student has their HUID or if it’s in the room and can be presented upon access to the room.

If a key is lost, the security person cannot issue a new key or temporary ID.  A facilities staff must visit campus to issue a new key, so please allow reasonable response time.

Where can I find additional resources?

Please visit the Covid 19: Information for HLS students, Faculty and Staff FAQ page for additional information and resources.

Covid-19 Safety and Wellbeing

Covid-19 Safety and Wellbeing

Out of an abundance of caution, we are providing you, and all students remaining in HLS residence halls, with instructions on how to self-isolate in case you are required to do so by Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) or your Primary Care Physician at any time in the coming months. Similar instructions are being provided to students remaining on campus across the University.

To ensure you are prepared in advance for this possibility, and that you know the steps you will need to take to help safeguard yourself and our community should self-isolation become necessary, please review the two attached documents with guidance from Harvard University and HUHS:

HLS Amicus Virtual Dorm Community

HLS Amicus Virtual Dorm Community

Wondering who else is left on campus? Want to connect even though you can’t spend time with people? HLS Amicus has a new feature, Communities, bringing students together around a shared interest or common experience. Our first Community is Virtual Dorm, for students that remain on campus in the spring of 2020.

What is a Virtual Dorm?

In the Virtual Dorm you can start a conversation on different topics with everyone in the community. Start a new thread to announce a virtual event, to ask question, or just to connect with others going through the same things you are. You can include images or links within your posts. If you have started a new thread, or comment on someone else’s thread, you will be notified by email when another group member posts.

You can see who else is in the Virtual Dorm community, see their profiles and message people directly.

How to join the Virtual Dorm?

Email and just say you want to sign up to join the Virtual Dorm community in HLS Amicus.

How to Find the Virtual Dorm Community Once You Sign Up?

  • Log into your Amicus homepage and click on the “LawList” tab in the top navigation
  • In the left-hand navigation bar, click on the new menu item: “Communities”
  • Once you have clicked on the Communities icon, you should see the Virtual Dorm Community and you can start to post or comment