Parents, Partners, and Spouses

Harvard Resources

Parents@Harvard Chan Student Group
Parents@ Harvard Chan is a student organization that provides support to parents studying at the School. Their goal is to create a space to share strategies, practical tips for managing it all, advice on navigating schedules, and relevant lectures at the school.

Harvard Student Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA)
Harvard Students Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA) is an entirely volunteer-run organization open to the spouses, partners, and family members of all Harvard students, post-docs, visiting fellows, and other affiliates.

Harvard International Office (HIO)
The Harvard International Office provides information for spouses, partners, and children accompanying international graduate students and scholars to Harvard. This includes information regarding child care and schooling for children as well as information that dependents will find helpful for planning their time while accompanying their spouse or partner at Harvard.

Lactation Rooms
The Office of Employee Development and Wellness provides rooms for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk. The Longwood Campus lactation rooms are private, comfortable spaces available to use for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk. Registration for use of rooms is required. The Office for Student Affairs can help with storage on campus. Please email for assistance.

Shattuck International House
Shattuck International House welcome students’ partners and children to live at Shattuck. Shattuck family amenities include a children’s play room and a private outdoor garden area.

Child Care
Six independently owned child care centers operate on Harvard’s Cambridge and Allston campuses. Visit the Childcare at Harvard website for more information. For child care options within the Longwood Medical Area please visit the HLC Child Care Resources website.