Harvard Yard on main campus.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith and Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds today updated the undergraduate community on the impact of House renewal on summer storage for future generations of students.  Although summer storage will not change for the overwhelming majority of current College students, the renewal of Harvard’s House system will result in improvements that will benefit undergraduates for decades to come.

Quincy House

Last year, the deans announced that a section of Quincy House would serve as a test project to explore design and construction options for future systemwide renewal of the Houses.  As they indicated at the time, Old Quincy is scheduled to be taken offline for 15 months (one academic year as well as the summer before and after), beginning immediately after Commencement in June 2012.

Pullout quote text: “I am so pleased the Old Quincy will be renewed for the 21st century.”

During the 15 months of construction, approximately 180 students will live in “swing space” located in nearby Harvard-owned apartments in Hampden Hall at 8 Plympton Street, Fairfax Hall at 1306 Massachusetts Avenue and Ridgely Hall at 65 Mt. Auburn Street.  These students will continue to eat meals in the Quincy Dining Hall and will remain active participants in the Quincy House community.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith and Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds today updated the undergraduate community on the impact of House renewal on summer storage for future generations of students.  Although summer storage will not change for the overwhelming majority of current College students, the renewal of Harvard’s House system will result in improvements that will benefit undergraduates for decades to come.

Last year, the deans announced that a section of Quincy House would serve as a test project to explore design and construction options for future systemwide renewal of the Houses.  As they indicated at the time, Old Quincy is scheduled to be taken offline for 15 months (one academic year as well as the summer before and after), beginning immediately after Commencement in June 2012.  During that time, Old Quincy will be physically renewed and new social and programmatic spaces will be created to better support 21st-century methods of teaching and learning in a multigenerational learning community.  More details about the project and its goals, including a video of the new design, can be found on the House renewal website.

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