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It’s our goal to make Harvard Law School housing safe, comfortable, and accessible to all, regardless of abilities, gender, or religious affiliation. Depending on your request, your form must be submitted to either the Dean of Students Office or HLS Accessibility Services.

Medical or Disability Accommodation Requests

If you have any specific housing needs based on a disability or medical need, please complete the following form: Download Request for Housing Accommodations Form

The form can be submitted to:

HLS Accessibility Services
Hauser Hall, Suite 010
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Email: accessibility@law.harvard.edu
E-Fax: (617) 812-4677

In order to arrange for a timely review of documentation and accommodations, please consider submitting the Request for Housing Accommodations by the HLS Housing application deadline. All requests will be reviewed by HLS Accessibility Services and approved accommodations will be communicated to HLS Housing, as necessary. Please note that due to capacity limitations, we cannot guarantee on-campus housing to all students and consider all requests on a case-by-case basis.

Please submit the HLS Housing Application to begin the process of room selection.

For Harvard University Housing (HUH) or off-campus options, please visit the Other Housing Options section of this website. Information about requesting disability-related accommodations can be found on Harvard University Housing’s Applicants with Disabilities page. Please note that the Request for Housing Accommodations form should be completed for accommodations in both HLS and HUH housing.

Religious Accommodation Requests

If you have any specific housing needs based on your religion, please complete this form well in advance of the housing application deadline: Download Housing Accommodation Request Form

The form can be submitted to:

Lakshmi Clark, Director of Student Affairs 
Harvard Law School
Dean of Students Office, WCC-3039
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3039
Cambridge, MA 02138 

Email: lclark@law.harvard.edu
Fax: 617-496-0544

All requests will be reviewed by the Housing Committee comprised of the Dean of Students, Assistant Director of Student Services, Director of Student Affairs, and the HLS Housing Coordinator. All requests and supporting documentation are kept confidentially within the Housing Committee. Please note that all requests are considered on a case-by-case basis based on current housing availability.

To pursue on-campus housing, please submit the HLS Housing Application and participate in Room Selection. If you are able to select an available space and sign your Room License Agreement, you will be guaranteed on-campus housing.

Since we are unable to guarantee all students on-campus housing, it is important that you reserve a room even if there is not one available that meets your needs. Should you reserve a space that does not meet your needs, please contact the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will do its best to reassign you to a space that better meets your needs.

For Harvard University Housing (HUH) or off-campus options, please visit the Other Housing Options section of this website.

HLS Housing offers several options for students seeking housing based on gender identity. Gender-neutral bathrooms are available in the following residences:

Gropius Complex:

  • Story Hall: 2nd floor, 4th floor
  • Shaw Hall: 1st floor
  • Ames Hall: 2nd floor
  • Dane Hall: 3rd floor

Hastings Hall:

  • Hastings Entry 1: 1st floor, 4th floor
  • Hastings Entry 2: 1st floor, 4th floor
  • Hastings Entry 3: 1st floor, 4th floor
  • Hastings Entry 4: 1st floor, 4th floor
  • Hastings Entry 5: 1st floor, 4th floor

*Please keep in mind that all of our floors in Hastings and most of our floors in Gropius are co-ed. It is common for a resident’s preferred bathroom to be located on an adjacent floor.

To pursue on-campus housing, please submit the HLS Housing Application and participate in Room Selection. If you are able to select an available space and sign your Room License Agreement, you will be guaranteed on-campus housing. Since we are unable to guarantee all students on-campus housing, it is important that you reserve a room even if there is not one available that meets your needs. Should you reserve a space that does not meet your needs, please contact the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will do its best to reassign you to a space that better meets your needs.

If you have a housing accommodation request other than access to an all-gender bathroom, please complete the form below well in advance of the housing application deadline:

Download Housing Accommodation Request Form

The form can be submitted to:

Lakshmi Clark, Director of Student Affairs 
Harvard Law School
Dean of Students Office, WCC-3039
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3039
Cambridge, MA 02138 

Email: lclark@law.harvard.edu
Fax: 617-496-0544

All requests will be reviewed by the Housing Committee comprised of the Dean of Students, Assistant Director of Student Services, Director of Student Affairs, and the HLS Housing Coordinator. All requests and supporting documentation are kept confidentially within the Housing Committee.  Please note that all requests are considered on a case-by-case basis based on current housing availability.

For Harvard University Housing (HUH) or off-campus options, please visit the Other Housing Options section of this website.

View campus map of gender-inclusive bathrooms