The GSD welcomes visitors to Gund Hall. Upon arrival, all non-HUID visitors will be required to check in at Gund Hall’s Quincy Street entrance, where a security guard will review their photo ID. Gund Hall is the only GSD building open to the general public. All other academic properties require ID card access.

Open Hours

Public Access Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00a.m – 5:00p.m / Public Programs Nights 7:00p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: Closed


The GSD is closed on the following days:


  • Winter Recess: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 (11:59p.m.) through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 (8:00a.m.)


  • New Year’s Day –  January, 2 (observed)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16
  • Presidents’ Day – February 20
  • Memorial Day – May 29
  • Juneteenth – June 19
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – September 4
  • Columbus Day (Federal) / Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) – October 9
  • Veterans Day – November 10 (observed)
  • Thanksgiving – November 23
  • Friday after Thanksgiving – November 24
  • Winter Recess: December 22, 2023 (12:00p.m.) through January 2, 2024 (8:00a.m.)


Getting to Gund Hall

Designed by Australian architect and GSD graduate John Andrews, Gund Hall opened in 1972. The dramatic facade and glass surfaces make an eloquent statement about the design excellence and creativity for which the school is known.

Gund Hall
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

MBTA: Harvard Square (Red Line)

What's Happening at the GSD

COVID-19 Policy

Following guidance from both the CDC and Harvard University leadership, the GSD has strategized its COVID-19 policy in order to bolster our individual and collective health and safety. Masking is optional in GSD buildings for fully vaccinated and boosted individuals only. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated and boosted must continue to wear masks indoors.