Office of Student Life



Dean of Students

Phone: (617) 495-1942


Student Life & Activities

Phone: (617) 495-1558



Housing & Residential Life

Phone: (617) 496-2774



“The Office of Student Life supports Harvard’s distinctive residential House system and involvement outside the classroom through which students experience significant intellectual, social, and personal transformation. The Houses and the OSL work to integrate the academic, residential, and co-curricular spheres of students' lives, linking out-of-classroom experiences to the mission of the College.”

Click here to learn more about the Office of Student Life.

Residential Life

The Office of Student Life – through its Housing and Residential Life office – oversees everything to do with the housing and residential experience of Harvard undergraduates in all four years.

Student Activities

The Office of Student Life – through its Student Life and Activities office – oversees and supports student-led initiatives in a wide range of areas (the arts, public service, and journalism to name a few).  There are more than 400 student organizations in the College.