Updated October 20, 2020
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has been monitoring the coronavirus pandemic since we closed our campus to the public in March 2020 and shifted to primarily 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 coming months. Given this, Radcliffe Institute activities will continue to be primarily virtual through the end of the 2020–2021 academic year. 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 update this page to keep you informed.
Policies and Campus Restrictions:
Check our events calendar for online events that are free and open to the public.
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/.
Visit https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus for more information about COVID-19 at Harvard. The site is regularly updated and serves as a centralized location for information, guidance, and resources on coronavirus for the Harvard community.