In order to foster a vibrant social community, the Leverett House team encourages gathering together and understand that parties are part of the college experience. With that in mind, we wish to support you and make sure you stay safe while having a good time. We ask that, if you plan to host a suite party, you observe the following rules.

  • Registration of informal social gatherings with 10 or fewer people is not currently required. All gatherings of 11 or more students need to be registered and approved. Please use the following link to review the guidelines and complete the registration form. . Leverett Students may reserve common event-spaces in the house for their activies and events via RoomBook. Reservations are subject to approval. 
  • End your party by 11 p.m. (Sun-Thurs) or 2 a.m. (Fri-Sat), to respect the House quiet hours.
  • Know and abide by Massachusetts Law and Harvard College rules governing alcohol and entertainment.
  • Post signs stating that guests must be 21 to drink. Ensure that any guest not personally known to you to be 21 produces identification. Do not allow underage friends to drink alcohol.
  • Serve food and non-alcoholic alternatives.
  • Smoking is not permitted inside any Harvard College building. You are responsible for enforcing this rule during your party, and for responding promptly to any complaints from your neighbors about smoke.
  • Anticipate crashing by outsiders attracted by music or word of mouth. Ask friends to be ready to assist you in asking uninvited guests to leave. Discuss with your entryway tutor what to do in the event that your party attracts too many people. Parties must not spill out into the hallways, stairwells or courtyards. Please remind your guests to be quiet in these and all other public areas of the House.
  • Clean up. Collect and remove all trash, including anything in surrounding public areas, when your party ends. Also, please recycle your empties. 
  • Remember that you are responsible for your guests' safety and behavior. Please be aware of the College's Help-Seeking Policy, described in the Student Handbook: "Students seeking medical treatment for themselves or another person for the effects of drug or alcohol use will not be subject to disciplinary action from the College for violations pertaining to the use or provision of drugs or alcohol. Sources of help might include: HUHS or other medical providers; College residential life staff; and HUPD or other police or security officers." Please see the handbook for the full policy.