FALL 2020:

Please note that all in-person GSD events and classes are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis. During this time, CRG and Media Services are committed to providing support and guidance for all virtual gatherings utilizing Zoom and other platforms. Direct support cannot always be guaranteed  but we will do our best to accommodate all requests. Please refer to the links below if you are planning an event.

Event Planning for Students

Event Planning for Faculty and Staff

For questions, please contact mediaservices@gsd.harvard.edu.


GSD Media Services provides media and presentation support for a variety of events and classroom instruction. All video input terminals at the GSD use HDMI with tethered adapter rings. Please refer to this document for a guide on common video connector types, and which are provided.

Event support

Media and presentation services (i.e. audio and visual technology support and/or recording and live streaming services) are provided by GSD Media Services for all events that are planned by the GSD Communications Department as part of the Public Programs Series. Due to labor policies and other resource constraints, recording and live streaming services and dedicated onsite support for all other events are suspended at this time. For a list of recommended external AV vendors and any other general inquiries, please contact mediaservices@gsd.harvard.edu.

For full details on AV services available in Piper Auditorium please refer to this document: Piper AV Services

Classroom support

Ordinary support for classroom technology is handled promptly by the GSD Help Desk, who can provide training and assistance to course TAs.  Please request assistance in room L19 or by phone (617) 496-3810. Faculty who wish to video record their class lectures should identify a Teaching Assistant to be trained by Media Services. Recorded content can be stored and hosted on the course website. A video tutorial is available here, which outlines how to use our new camcorders, audio recorders, and tripods.

Other events and informal presentations support

Most audio/visual environments at the GSD are designed to be used in a self-service capacity. Instructions for use of the appropriate technology are posted in each room. If you would like to arrange a tutorial for any given environment or need to make any special request, please contact Media Services in advance of your event.