Queen's Head Pub

Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub Permanently Closed by Harvard College

The Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub, a Harvard-run undergraduate pub, will permanently close at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, the College announced Tuesday.

Halal Chicken in DHall
Food and Drink

Harvard University Dining Services to Increase Halal Chicken Options

Harvard University Dining Services is in the process of ensuring that the majority of the chicken served in their dining halls is halal, according to a statement from a HUDS spokesperson.

Mary Holding her Grandson Jude
House Life

Mary Quinlan, Longtime HUDS Worker, Remembered as the ‘Very Heart’ of Cabot House

Mary A. Quinlan, a Harvard University Dining Services employee for nearly two decades, found a group of adoring students and colleagues at Cabot House. Quinlan died on Dec. 24 at age 78.

Currier Dining Hall

Currier Adds New Interhouse Dining Restrictions to Mitigate ‘Overwhelming Workload’ for HUDS Staff

As Currier House dining hall workers face an “overwhelming workload,” House administrators have implemented new interhouse restrictions, Currier faculty deans announced in an email Monday afternoon.

Mather Dining Hall Fan

Harvard Dining Workers Across Campus Slam Lack of AC, Report Heat Exhaustion

After students raised concerns about dining workers overheating last week, Mather House temporarily closed its dining hall for lunch. But workers in other Harvard undergraduate dining halls who have also felt the heat are not seeing similar changes.

Mather Dining Hall

‘How Do You Guys Stand This?’: Harvard Dining Hall Shifts Schedule After Overheating Concerns

Following student outcry over Harvard dining working conditions, Harvard Undergraduate Dining Services closed Mather House’s dining hall for lunch Thursday and Friday and served dinner Thursday “without use of warmers” for the food.

Great Grape Debate

Sour Grapes: Harvard Students Pound the Table Over Table Grape Boycott

On Dec. 3, 1997, Harvard College undergraduates gathered at the polls to vote on the fate of a small but powerful presence of Sunday brunch: grapes.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the SOCH
Student Groups

‘A Very Communal Time’: Muslim Harvard Students Gather for Ramadan Celebrations Across Campus

At Harvard, Muslim students, faculty, and other affiliates are coming together to break the fast at school-sponsored meals at the Student Organization Center at Hilles and student-planned events at undergraduate houses around campus.

Dunster Dining Hall Servery

Harvard College Dining Revamp, New Food Options Draw Measured Praise from Students

On Feb. 15, Harvard University Dining Services debuted a revamped menu and a slew of other changes to undergraduate meal offerings, including a more diverse variety of food options, themed brunches, and customizable, deconstructed dinners.

Dunster 2022 Dining Hall

Harvard Dining to Offer Expanded Meal Options in Spring Semester in Response to Survey

Harvard University Dining Services announced on Tuesday that it will roll out an array of updates to meal offerings for the spring semester, including new lunch options and international-themed brunches and dinners.

Quincy Hot Breakfast

Harvard Students and Dining Hall Workers Call for Hot Breakfast Expansion to All Houses

Nearly 2,000 Harvard students have signed onto a petition advocating for hot breakfast service across all upperclassman dining halls.

Lehman Hall GSAS

HUDS Pilots New Expanded Meal Plan for Graduate Students

Harvard University Dining Services rolled out a new graduate meal program this fall, which features expanded offering of campus cafe locations and extends to Harvard Extension School students.


Harvard Athletics Director Discusses Student-Athlete Inclusion in Larger Student Body

Following a 2020 Athletics Department review that found many student-athletes feel a disconnect with the broader student body, the Athletic Department wants to boost the interaction between student-athletes and the rest of campus, according to Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott.

Hummus Protest

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Protests Sabra Hummus in Harvard Yard

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine held a rally in Harvard Yard Tuesday to call on the University to stop serving Sabra hummus in its dining halls due to the company’s ties to the Israeli Defense Forces.

Updates to Covid Protocols
House Life

Harvard Dining Halls Return to Full Capacity as Omicron Wanes

After making it through two weeks of the semester without a major spike in Covid-19 cases, Harvard loosened some of its public health restrictions last Friday. Undergraduates will now be able to eat in full-capacity dining halls and their testing cadence was reduced to twice per week.