The health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus, is our top priority. We thank our students, faculty, staff, and our circle of alumni and friends for their spirit of cooperation, patience, ingenuity, and kinship in response to this unprecedented situation.
For information on the Fall 2021 semester and beyond, please see the 2021-2022 Academic Year Planning webpage.
To proceed with plans to repopulate campus this fall, we will continue to draw upon health and safety protocols that have helped to keep the Harvard community safe during the current academic year. One fundamental protocol will be continued regular coronavirus testing. In the coming weeks and months, the GSD and other schools and units across Harvard will continue to update plans and procedures; the latest information can be found on this website, as well as the University’s COVID-19 website.
For travel that begins May 15 or later, Harvard faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff who are fully vaccinated may undertake Harvard-related travel within the U.S., or to any country rated Level 1 or Level 2 for COVID-19 by the CDC, without petitioning; Harvard faculty, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff who are not fully vaccinated or who wish to travel to a country rated Level 3, Level 4, or Level Unknown for COVID-19 regardless of their vaccination status, may petition for an exemption to Harvard’s travel restriction if they meet certain criteria. Please note that the travel policy and petition process do not apply to affiliates or visitors who are traveling inbound to the Cambridge/Boston area for approved work or for moving into or out of on-campus housing. Visit the University’s COVID-19 website for full details.