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Adams Renovations
House Life

Adams House Residents Keep Up Cheer, Traditions As Renovations Enter Last Phase

With the start of a new phase of construction at Adams House in June, residents of the house were not able to access their traditional gathering spot of Westmorly Court, which contains Adams’ dining hall.

Adams Renovations
Adams

Adams Renovations

Two construction workers stand beyond a fenced-off portion of Adams House. The renovation of Adams has entered its final scheduled phase with work beginning on Westmorly Court.

Crane hits Adams House on Plympton Street
Adams

Harvard Construction Lift Tips Into Adams House

Amid ongoing renovations, Adam House’s Randolph Hall, one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, saw an unexpected addition last Friday afternoon when a construction lift tipped over and collided with its wall.

Bow & Arrow Press
House Life

Historic Bow & Arrow Press To Leave Harvard’s Adams House Following Renovations

For more than 45 years, the Bow & Arrow Press — a student-run letterpress studio founded in 1978 — has quietly resided in the basement of one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, Adams House, serving as a gathering place and creative venue for Harvard students and alumni.

Adams House Students on Housing Day
Adams

Adams House Students on Housing Day

Adams House students on housing day in March.

Randolph Hall
House Life

Harvard Adams House Residents Frustrated by Delays as Renovations Approach Second Year

After nearly two years of construction, renovations to Adams House’s Randolph Hall are now set to complete this spring — a change in timeline that has exacerbated some residents’ frustration about the project’s shifting schedule.

Tai Chi Turnover
College

Harvard Remembers Beloved Tai Chi Instructor and Adams House Affiliate Yon Lee

Yon G. Lee coached martial arts at Harvard for more than three decades, eventually becoming the University’s chief instructor of kung fu and tai chi. A beloved affiliate of Adams House, Lee died on Jan. 6 at the age of 74.

Adams House Window
College

Adams House Installed — Then Removed — an $8,900 Covid-19 Air Disinfection System

In July, administrators in Adams House installed a set of air disinfection systems devices that appeared to be a part of the solution to preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the house. But the devices lasted just a few weeks.

Fireplace Encased
College

Adams House to Remove Fireplace Bearing Boarded-Up Racist Sculptures During 2023 Renovations

A fireplace in Adams House bearing racist caricatures that are currently boarded up will be removed during renovations next year, the house’s faculty deans announced earlier this month.

Adams Students Dress Down
Adams

Adams Students Dress Down

Adams House students dressed down during the first in-person Housing Day in two years.

Adams 2022 Outside
Adams

Adams House

What’s not to love about Adams House? From the old academia, Hogwarts-esque golden-gilded rooms to the incredible proximity to your classes in the Yard, it’s prime for romanticizing your time at Harvard (plus, it’s being renovated)! Perfect for dog and cat lovers (scroll down for a sneak peak of the resident pets, you won’t be disappointed), Adams is known for its tight-knit community and support system.

Adams House Hampden Hall
Crime

Adams House Residence Hall Plagued by Monthslong String of Vandalism

Adams House’s Hampden Hall has been plagued by a string of vandalisms — ranging from racist language and crude drawings to defaced photos and targeted notes — since at least last October.

Adams House Hampden Hall
Adams

Adams House Hampden Hall

Adams House's Hampden Hall has experienced a string of vandalisms since at least last October.

Jesse P. K. Rankin
On Campus

Jesse P. K. Rankin

Jesse P. K. Rankin runs through the Adams House tunnels. Jesse, whose parents are tutors in the house, has lived in Adams for three years.

Jesse P. K. Rankin
On Campus

Jesse P. K. Rankin

Jesse P. K. Rankin, six years old, lives in Adams House.

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