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Although we are excited to have our fellows back on campus and working in Byerly Hall, Harvard Radcliffe Institute programs remain primarily virtual as we continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic. See Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates.

Meeting Spaces

Harvard Radcliffe Institute has been monitoring the coronavirus pandemic since we closed our campus to the public in March 2020. At this time, we are not hosting in-person events and cannot confirm space for future rentals.

We continue to follow guidance from Harvard University and Harvard University Health Services and will update this page as more information becomes available. 

Harvard Radcliffe Institute is an ideal location for groups to host events and conferences. Our buildings and grounds offer historic charm with amenities to meet modern technology needs.

Please note that we can accommodate requests only from internal Harvard schools and organizations.

For rental space inquiries, please complete and submit our Meeting Spaces Inquiry form.


Spaces for Rent

Byerly Classroom

  • Fixed classroom seating for 60 people
  • Separate staired entrance with dedicated restrooms
  • Includes LCD projectors and screens


Sheerr Room

  • Large, bright meeting room with flexible setup options
  • Stair and elevator access
  • Can accommodate 75 People Theater Style, 48 People Banquet Style, and 18 U-Shape Style  
  • A/V includes podium with wired microphone, LCD projector and screen (additional microphones available at a cost)
  • Additional rooms available on first floor for catering or breakout space: Fay 100, Gardiner Room, Fay 113


Gardiner Room

  • Well-appointed meeting room for up to 12 people


Fay 100

  • Well-appointed meeting room for up to 8 people; can also serve as catering/buffet for Sheerr Room meetings
  • Includes fixed whiteboard 


Fay 113

  • Bright meeting room for up to 8 people
  • Includes fixed whiteboard


Knafel 2nd Floor

  • One of Harvard’s premier conference spaces
  • Stair and elevator access
  • Can accommodate up to 270 People Theater Style on Main Floor
  • “Track Level” can accommodate an additional 49 People Theater Style 
  • Can accommodate up to 160 People Banquet Style on Main Floor with in-house chairs
  • A/V includes podium with wired microphone, LCD projector, and screen (additional microphones available at a cost) 


Coolidge Room (Room #105)

  • Large, modern meeting room with flexible setup options
  • Small connecting space for catering/buffet setup
  • Can accommodate 80 People Theater Style and 26 People in a U-Shape 
  • A/V includes podium with wired microphone, LCD projector and screen (additional microphones available at a cost)
  • Additional room available on first floor for breakout space: Dean’s Seminar Room


Dean’s Seminar Room (Room #104)

  • Modern meeting room with flexible setup options
  • Can accommodate 14 People Conference Style and 20 People in a Hollow Square 
  • A/V includes large flat screen with laptop connectivity 


Knafel Registration Room (Room #102A)

  • Registration or coat room on the first floor of Knafel Center

Photos by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

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