The Dining Hall
The Dining Hall is the heart of the House. It is a great place to spend time and to meet other residents! Generally open 24/7 with the exception of special events (e.g., Senior Dinner) and during the dining hall cleaning time (3:00 am to 6:00 am) when the doors are closed to allow the cleaning company to work. Otherwise it is open for use as study/hang-out space. Events held in this space: all formal House dinners, including Student-Faculty Dinners; Senior Dinner; Thesis Dinner; Community Nights on Thursdays; Evening Office Hours for some tutors; Donut Bash; Pset nights, and new events that you help create!
Junior Common Room (A108)
The JCR is the premier living space of the House! It is open 24/7 for Leverett residents to gather, play music, entertain and be together. JCR is not reservable as this is the family room of the House!
Senior Common Room (A109)
The SCR is located off the atrium adjacent to the JCR. The Senior Common Room is a Room prioritized for the SCR members and Tutors for quiet space to work, meetings and SCR member activities. For 2022-2023, all seniors (those who have completed at least 6 semesters) are members of the Leverett Senior Common Room and have 24/7 access to use the space whenever it is not booked. Additionally, any Leverett House student may reserve the Senior Common Room for small meetings, pset work groups, etc. in groups of up to 15. We are working on renovations to make the space more representative. This is a beautiful space with delicate furnishings; the booking student will assume responsibility for the condition of the room upon the event’s conclusion. Reservations can be made through Room Book up to 2 weeks in advance; booking will commence soon.
Private Dining Room (PDR)
The PDR is a beautiful, small dining room attached to the DHall and is used for formal lunches and dinners with Tutor Committee guests, visiting professors, advising lunches, language tables, and occasional Faculty Dean special events. The table seats 10-12. For 2022-2023, the PDR is now reservable by Leverett Students for their own lunch and dinner events when it is not otherwise being used. The PDR furnishings are much more delicate than the standard DHall tables and chairs, and the booking student will assume responsibility for the condition of the room and it’s cleanliness upon the event’s conclusion. Booking will be up to 2 weeks in advance and will commence soon. (Note: this room is the only bookable space in Leverett that is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please book the Senior Common Room instead for meetings that require wheelchair access.)
Library Theater (LL10)
State-of-the-art sound and projection system upgraded in collaboration with the Office For the Arts. Space can be requested for rehearsals, performances, or other student events. Also used for in-house events, such as movie nights, performances, and celebrations. We encourage student groups to book this space for rehearsals, meetings, auditions, and events; repeated or recurring events will require house approval. New in 2022-2023, we are piloting the availability of LT for parties (hosted by a Lev student) booked up to one week in advance. The booking student will be responsible for safeguarding the sound and projection system, and for leaving the room cleaner than they found it before the staff arrive the next day (by 8 am). Cleaning supplies may be obtained from the Building Manager/Security. The LT is reservable through RoomBook https://roombook.harvard.edu/.
Music Practice Rooms (LL05, LL06, LL09)
Leverett House has three music practice rooms available in the lower level of McKinlock near the Art Room. All are soundproofed and two have acoustic pianos. LL09 is optimal for a small ensemble. These rooms do not require reservations; they are first come first served.
The Art Room is located in the lower level of McKinlock Hall right next to the Music Practice Rooms. This room is under the supervision of the Art Tutors, Heather Flaherty, Kendra McLaughlin and Felipe Esparza Perez.
It is a spacious room ideal for a wide variety of art forms (from sculpting to paper quilling). The Art Room is kept stocked with basic essentials -- markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue, and construction paper. Periodic art workshops, projects and crafts are held in this room to get your artistic juices flowing.
Short training and following posted protocol are required for the users; please contact the Art Room tutor for training information. This room is not reservable and it is only for Leverett residents to use. Access is by key for now, but card-swipe access will be installed this fall.
Catherine Snow Art Gallery
The long passageway on the lower level of McKinlock Hall is equipped with lighting and a high rail for hanging art in conjunction with exhibits coordinated through the Art Room. Visiting Artists can show their work here.
The Student Kitchen -- located in the basement (Rabbit Hole) of McKinlock Hall -- is a perfect resource for making your culinary aspirations a reality. The Student Kitchen is stocked with basic cooking utensils and staple ingredients -- spices, flour, oil -- and provides students access to an electric stovetop, oven, microwave and refrigerator. The Rabbit Hole also provides a large dining table right outside the kitchen -- ideal for making and sharing a large meal with students.
Using the student kitchen is easy --Short training and following posted protocols are required for the users; please contact the Kitchen tutor, Heather Flaherty, for training information. This room is not reservable and it is only for Leverett residents to use. After training you can sign out the key from the Guard's Office in the Leverett Library Building; the Kitchen will soon have card-swipe access for students who have completed training (card swipe being installed this fall).
This is a large gathering space on the lower level of McKinlock Hall. This is a space for hanging out and relaxing; it is furnished with tables and chairs and a sofa facing a large TV monitor. The student kitchen is located inside the Rabbit Hole. Weekly Steins are held here! New for 2022-2023, the Rabbit Hole will be reservable for Leverett student-led events that end by 11pm on weeknights and by 2 am on weekends. The booking student will be responsible for safeguarding the sound and projection system, and for leaving the room cleaner than they found it, before the staff arrive the next day (by 8 am). Cleaning supplies may be obtained from the Building Manager/Security. Events must not obstruct access to the kitchen and laundry. Booking to commence through Room Book soon.
The F-Hutch is on the first floor of F-Tower. F-Hutch is an open room which is also called the Game Room. It is furnished with a large television monitor, a sofa, a large round card table with chairs, an air hockey table, an arcade cabinet and an open cabinet with board games. Video Games and controllers are in a locked cabinet; the key can be signed out with Harvard ID from the Guard’s office in the library. The residents’ mailboxes are on the back wall. This Room is not reservable.
The G-Hutch is on the first floor of G-Tower. It is a large space furnished with tables and chairs, and is ideal for private parties and other events. Leverett students (only) can reserve the space via RoomBook. The G-Hutch will be reservable for Leverett student-led events that end by 11pm on weeknights and by 2 am on weekends. The booking student will be responsible for safeguarding the sound and projection system, and for leaving the room cleaner than they found it before the staff arrive the next day (by 8 am). Cleaning supplies may be obtained from the Building Manager/Security. Students hosting parties in G-Hutch should also follow the House protocol for registering parties. Alcohol must be consumed indoors.
The Library is an extraordinary, architectural award-winning building situated in the gardens of the Towers Courtyard. The top level of this light-filled modern space is lined with book-filled shelves and furnished comfortably with chairs and tables as a quiet space for individual study. The library is for the use of Leverett residents only and is not reservable.
McKinlock Common Rooms and Study Nooks
Almost every floor in McKinlock has two hallway common rooms with TVs, couches, tables, and chairs that all students have access to 24/7 as shared spaces for relaxation or work. These spaces can accommodate small groups of students. These spaces cannot be reserved so please be accommodating to each other in using these spaces.
McKinlock also has study nooks in the hallways of several floors that students may use individually or in small groups on a first-come basis.
Printer Rooms (A101 in Mckinlock, and Leverett Library Building)
Leverett House has three printing rooms; one located in McKinlock across from the Mill Street entrance elevator, one on the lower floor of the Leverett Library building, and one in the basement of F-Tower.
The G Tower Band Practice Room
The Band Practice Room is in the basement of G-Tower, near the elevators. It is furnished with a drum set, an electric guitar and keyboard and amplifiers. The room is for Leverett students only, and the key can be signed out with Harvard ID from the Guards Office.
The Jazz/Latin Combo Rehearsal Room
This rehearsal room is in the basement of the Leverett Library Building and is prioritized for use by the Harvard Jazz Combo through the Music Department and Harvard Office For the Arts. This room is not currently reservable but will be open to Leverett community musicians once the Jazz Combo practice schedule for the fall semester 2022 is finalized.
Bren Conference Room
Bren Room is furnished as a conference room and is one of the two seminar rooms at Leverett House off the Light Court. This room comfortably seats 10-15 people and it is bookable through RoomBook https://roombook.harvard.edu/
Of note, Harvard College (not Leverett House) controls the Bren Conference Room. While it is bookable for Lev students, it is available to the entire Harvard community for booking and class scheduling.
Janulis Room is one of the two seminar rooms at Leverett House off the Light Court. This semester the Janulis Room is again being used for isolation/quarantine food pick up (for Lev/Mather/Dunster students), and therefore is not bookable.