House Renewal

Roach
House Life

With House Renewal, Students Move In and Cockroaches Move Out

According to Zachary M. Gingo ’98, Senior Director of Operations for the Building Operations group, cockroach sightings around the River Houses have been declining as Harvard has renovated older buildings.

Winthrop's Renovations
House Life

Winthrop Fixes Swipe Restrictions for Non-Residents

After Winthrop reopened for the school year, some non-residents found themselves unable to swipe into certain areas of the building where students live.

The Lowell Inn
College

Lowell Resumes Afternoon Tea in Swing Housing

Though Lowell Tea has been a fixture of the House’s culture since it first opened in 1930, but, now, 77 years later, the tea is being hosted in a new space: the former Inn at Harvard.

Lowell House Construction
College

Lowell House Construction

With the completion of Winthrop House renewal, construction on Lowell House begins.

Renovated Winthrop
Winthrop

Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget, Winthrop House Reopens

Winthrop House opened its doors Saturday following a year-long renovation that included the addition of a new hall to the upperclassman residence.

Adams
FAS

Adams House Expected to Begin Renovations in June 2019

Adams construction is expected to overlap slightly with the two years of construction on Lowell House, which is set to begin in June and end in August 2019, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.

Adams House Exterior
College

Adams House to be Renovated After Lowell

​Harvard is expected to renovate Adams House as the sixth installment in the more than $1 billion project to modernize and renovate the College’s upperclassmen Houses.

Winthrop Reconstruction
College

Winthrop Reconstruction

Winthrop House is currently undergoing reconstruction as part of Harvard's house renewal project.

On Campus

Asbestos ‘Everywhere,’ But Risk is Minimal, Administrators Say

Presence of asbestos in the Houses is largely not a concern to administrators, who say that it is unlikely the chemical will pose any sort of health risks to students.

House Renewal Gift Timeline
FAS

House Renewal Gift Timeline

Dunster Construction
House Life

‘It’s Gifts and It’s Debt'

Between an underperforming endowment, dwindling reserves, cumbersome architectural regulations, and lukewarm support from donors, House renewal is an uphill battle.

Currier House
House Life

Currier House Faculty Deanship First to be Renamed Following Donation

Currier's Faculty Deans will now be known as the X. D. and Nancy Yang Faculty Deans of Currier House following a gift from the couple.

Dunster House
College

Dunster Faculty Deans to Step Down in June

Roger B. Porter and Ann R. Porter announced on Monday that they will leave Dunster House in June after 16 years as its Faculty Deans.

Pool Lounge
House Life

Pool Lounge

An architectural rendering of the Pool Lounge of Lowell House. Part of Harvard’s House renewal initiative, construction on the House is slated to begin in June 2017.

Program Spaces
House Life

Program Spaces

An architectural rendering of the planned renovations to Lowell House. Part of Harvard’s House renewal initiative, construction on the House is slated to begin in June 2017.