As of Monday, March 16, 2020, staff who are able to work remotely should begin doing so. Meetings can be held using 放大 or conference calls. If you have technical questions, contact the 帮助台; for all other issues, please contact your manager or 人力资源 员工。

资源 for 员工

*Please always refer to local guidelines for remote work and other local policies.

Access to buildings

As of March 16, the GSD will close access entirely to our academic facilities, including the Fabrication Lab and Loeb Library, for a full 2.5 weeks (until April 2), at which point we will reassess the situation.

Flexwork – Telework 资源

Flexwork HARVie page offers information for supervisors and employees on how to lead and work remotely under these unprecedented times. 该 Telework Continuity Tool Kit includes best practices for successful telework practices and more. Scheduled Flexwork Overview Sessions will continue on the Harvard Learning Portal via 放大. As always, please feel free to contact GSD 人力资源 anytime with questions.


As of March 16, CRG staff are offering a 虚拟服务台, through 放大. Connect live 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Mondays through Fridays for help resolving IT-related issues.

Travel policies and campus restrictions

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CDC level 3 travel warning for COVID-19, must complete this confidential 卫表 at least 48 hours before your return/arrival to campus and 自我隔离 using guidance from Harvard University 健康服务. Most self-isolations will last 14 days.

University-related emergencies

联系 the 24/7 Operations Center at 617-495-5560. Building Services will be monitoring the email address A full list of Emergency 联系s for the GSD Community can be found in the 资源中心 under 紧急情况.

Frequently Asked Questions

My work is impossible to do from home. What should I do?

员工 who cannot perform all or some of their duties should work directly with their managers to identify alternative work that can be done remotely. GSD 人力资源 should be consulted as needed.

How else can I stay informed of changes and updates?

Regular updates will be sent via email, and COVID-19 Guidance for the Harvard Graduate School of Design Community will continue to be updated with new information. Employees can visit the Workplace Policies page as the situation unfolds and should make sure that their personal and emergency contact information is up-to-date in 人Soft and 给我发短信.

What happens if I become ill and cannot work?

Please refer to the University Workplace Guidelines.

I am a non-faculty academic employee (post doc, research associate, etc.). Will the GSD still help me arrange my visa?

Yes. 学院 Affairs will continue working individually with international faculty and with Harvard International Office on visas.

Can I still submit a sponsored research grant proposal?

研究 Administration services will continue. Please contact 安妮·马修 if you plan to submit a sponsored research grant proposal prior to May 1, 2020. Completed proposals must be submitted at least one month in advance of the sponsor's due date to provide adequate time for GSD internal and university-level review and approvals. For more information, contact 研究 Administration 员工。

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Last updated March 16, 2020 3:13 pm EDT.