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Pending funding approval, planners will begin full construction on Lowell House in the summer of 2017, and administrators hope to finish the project the next summer, in 2018.
Dorm Crew will shift its responsibilities as Harvard’s House renewal projects replace in-suite bathrooms with hallway bathrooms.
New floor plans for Dunster House, currently undergoing renovation, feature the elimination of walk-through bedrooms and a shift away from in-suite bathrooms toward shared hallway baths.
Contrary to administrators’ previous statements, Winthrop House residents will not live in swing housing next year to accommodate House renewal plans.
Students voice concerns about public service funding, accessibility, and inclusive social spaces on campus at an open forum with University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Khurana.
Administrators are still working on strengthening the role of learning in residential life as part of the House renewal program.
Even as Harvard pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into renewing the College’s residential House system, many students find it difficult to balance their extracurricular commitments while also participating in House life.
Gore Hall, part of Winthrop House, will undergo an addition in 2016-2017 as part of the College’s House Renewal program. Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said that an ultimate goal of house renewal is to phase out student overflow housing on DeWolfe Street.
As the College’s more than one billion dollar House renewal plan continues, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said that an ultimate goal of the program is phasing out the overflow housing units on DeWolfe Street.
Harvard’s more than $1 billion House renewal project, which has been underway since 2012, previously included a planned one-year break in construction during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Winthrop House and Currier House will provide students with free off-site storage for this summer due to construction projects that will limit storage space traditionally offered on-site.