Updated July 6, 2020

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has been monitoring the coronavirus pandemic since we closed our campus in March 2020 and shifted to virtual operations. Our work has continued unabated but has been reimagined to safeguard the health and well-being of our community. We continue to follow guidance from Harvard University and Harvard University Health Services, and we are monitoring information from local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Public health officials remain concerned about risks associated with convening large numbers of people as well as the possibility of a resurgence of infections in the fall. Given this, Radcliffe Institute activities will continue to be virtual. This includes public events and private programming, student opportunities, the Radcliffe Fellowship Program, and research services at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.

The Institute’s faculty and staff are determined to do all we can to meet the needs of students, researchers, fellows, and others in our community. We will continue to seek out and observe the best public health guidance as we formulate plans for the Spring 2021 semester. 

We will continue to update this page to keep you informed.

Policies and Campus Restrictions:

Upcoming Events

Check our events calendar for online events that are free and open to the public.

See How to Attend a Public Event on Zoom.

Schlesinger Library Access

In the interest of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the Schlesinger Library building is temporarily closed to the public. Schlesinger Library staff are available virtually to assist Harvard faculty, students, and grant recipients with their research needs. The Library is committed to supporting course instruction in the coming academic year and we will continue to provide assistance to all other researchers as possible.

See our guide on remote research.

Virtual reference services are available via http://asklib.schlesinger.radcliffe.edu/.