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Dunster House has been under construction since June 2014 and is slated to reopen in September 2015.
Student responses have informed changes such as enlarging shower spaces and adding study niches in residential halls.
Prescott St. between Harvard St. and Broadway is quiet, unassuming. Nestled between the large Barker and Carpenter centers and smaller buildings, the street is half-shaded in the early afternoon.
As scaffolding rises over Dunster’s iconic tower, members of the Dunster House community praised the renovated Inn at Harvard.
Six students will be returning to their rooms in Dunster’s swing housing on Prescott Street Thursday after large amounts of toilet water spilled out onto their bathroom floor just four days earlier, forcing them to relocate to other Harvard housing.
Common space is abundant in the Inn at Harvard, the "headquarters" of Dunster House while its iconic building is being renovated.
The Victorian house will be converted into temporary lodgings for the house masters whose residences are scheduled to undergo renovation during the House Renewal process.
Right behind the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts is 20 Prescott Street. Displaced Dunster residents live here as the University renovates their house.
Dunster House residents had the opportunity to view the rooms they may inhabit next year during a walkthrough of several suites at 20-20A Prescott Street Friday afternoon.