Flyby’s Guide to Open Spaces on Campus
Welcome to (or back to) campus! What a relief to finally be able to see everyone in person and gasp over the unexpected heights of everyone you met on Zoom. But, why is your go-to study spot no longer open when you need it to be? Are your House grilles returning? Why are all your favorite spots on campus closed or functioning on the weirdest hours ever? Well, welcome to Flyby’s official guide to what spaces are currently open on campus and exactly when you can enjoy them.
What in the world has been up with the hours of operation at libraries recently?? Anytime I’ve tried to randomly pop into Widener to get some studying in, I’ve been rudely turned away by closed doors, enabling my procrastination. But we’ve done some digging so you can get back to pulling those all-nighters at Lamont.
Lamont: As of September 13th, late night study sessions at Lamont are now accessible!
Opens 9 a.m. on Sundays and remains open 24/7 until 10 p.m. Fridays
11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturdays
Widener: Good news, early weekday closings are now a thing of the past.
Open 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fridays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays
Law School Langdell Hall: Another location for studying if you need a change of scenery<3
Open 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sundays
Common Spaces and Study Spots
From the student center to department-based common spaces, you’re bound to find a space with an atmosphere that fits your study needs the best! We’ve got the hours in which you can explore these great spaces and get your study on.
Smith Student Center: The best place to pull your all-nighters.
- The Arcade: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekends; after hours access by HUID swipe
- Collaborative Commons: 24/7 by HUID swipe
- 10th Floor: Now officially open 24/7 for students, so you can now be surrounded by views of Cambridge at all hours :)
Science Center: Perfect for getting to work on your pset in between lectures!
All doors are currently locked 24/7, but can be accessed by HUID swipe at any time!
CGIS: Spend some time at my roommate’s favorite study spot.
Both buildings open 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays, CGIS Knafel open 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays
The home of beloved stringy mozzarella sticks and other delicious fried snacks, House grilles are dearly missed. While no official plans have been set, according to College spokesperson Rachael Dane, reopening plans are being discussed in consideration with Covid policies on campus and in the community. Hopefully, they’ll be up and running soon.
Cafes and Coffee Shops
Whether you want a delicious sandwich, some caffeine to keep you from falling asleep in lecture, or to start a candlelit memorial at the Barker Cafe, we’re here to support you and your snack-related needs.
Barker Cafe: Closed until further notice, will it ever return? Rest in peace :(
Clover Science Center: Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
Pavement Coffee: Located conveniently in the Smith Campus Center and now open 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. weekends
LamCaf: Closed until further notice...
Cafe Gato Rojo: Closed for now, but good news! They seem to be planning for an October 4 reopening, so get ready for more of that conveniently located coffee right in the Yard.
Now that you have explored the highs and lows of campus reopenings and campus ~never-openings~, you can check out all the great places Harvard has to offer or revisit your pre-Covid favorites!