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Although Harvard Divinity School does not have residence halls, there are ample places for communal gathering, informal study, relaxation, and resources for commuters.
Hospitality and Dining
Many students will choose to bring a lunch and stay on campus during the day between classes. There is a refrigerator, a microwave, and a fax machine for student use located in the Student Services Center in Divinity Hall, and free coffee and tea service available during open hours.
The Rock Café in Rockefeller Hall offers a light breakfast of baked goods, fruit, and Peet's coffee. At lunch, enjoy a hearty hot meal, grilled to order burgers and sandwiches, soup and selections from the salad bar, or any of our grab-n-go sandwiches, beverages, and snacks. There is also a microwave available to students.
Vending machines are also available in each building.
Places for Reflection and Quiet
At Andover and Divinity Chapels, prayer rugs, meditation cushions, scriptures of many traditions, and prayer beads are always available. The HDS labyrinth, garden, and Campus Green, near Andover and Rockefeller Halls, offer outdoor space for contemplation. The Center for the Study of World Religions offers a meditation room and an outdoor courtyard that students may use as well.
For more information about space at HDS and in the Cambridge area, see Retreats and Quiet Places.
HDS students can use Andover Chapel or Divinity Chapel, as well as a variety of classroom and meeting spaces on campus, to host social, academic, and spiritual programs; for instance, the Braun Room in Andover Hall is where Community Tea takes place each week. There are also student lounges in Divinity and Rockefeller Halls in addition to ample seating in the Rock Café. Computer kiosks are available in the Student Services Resource Center of Divinity Hall and in the basement of Andover Hall.
To ease with commuting and long days on campus, students may reserve a locker in Divinity, Andover, or Rockefeller Hall. They are free of charge and can be used for the entire academic year. Students must provide their own locks.