Smith Campus Center
Excitement peaked at the Smith Campus Center on Monday afternoon as Harvard affiliates celebrated the grand opening of the Center’s newest restaurant, The Heights. Located on the top floor of the Smith Center, The Heights allows Harvard ID-holder and their guests to dine while admiring sweeping views of Cambridge and Boston.
While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.
The First Year Retreat and Experience — a new pre-orientation program — hosted a showcase of student performances at the Smith Campus Center Thursday night.
Want to find a new study spot this semester? Or are you looking to be surrounded by natural light as you procrastinate? Head to the Smith Campus Center where you’ll find the comfiest couches to nap on and the best rainy day study spot on campus.
“This is a dream come true,” said former University President Drew G. Faust, who helped oversee the project during her 11-year tenure, which ended in July.
When visitors enter the newly opened Smith Campus Center, they'll walk past green, plant-covered walls before grabbing a cup of coffee and finding a comfy seat.
Harvard affiliates and visitors crowded the Smith Campus Center for its public opening Tuesday. “Seeing all the plants and greenery inside of here feels like home,” said one student.
Director of Harvard University Health Services Paul J. Barreira announced that HUHS overnight urgent care services will return to the Smith Campus Center for the fall semester in an email to University affiliates Wednesday.
When completed, the Smith Campus Center will stand out as the crown jewel of University President Drew G. Faust’s Common Spaces initiative.