The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

The Smith Campus Center is a dynamic center of University life, enabling the greater Harvard community to come together in new and exciting ways. The campus center is named for its major donors, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith. It's part of a multi-year effort to create and improve common spaces across Harvard to help ensure its physical spaces foster the intellectual, cultural, and social experience.

The building’s renovated façade is the backdrop for newly designed outdoor spaces with ample accessible café-style seating, chess tables, new lighting, and many new trees. Light-filled interior spaces include food venues, unique indoor landscape elements, comfortable and healthy furniture across numerous spaces for relaxation, studying, informal gathering, programs, and events.

The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center:

  • Promotes a connected and inclusive campus through comfortable and convivial gathering spaces for Harvard University students, faculty, academic personnel, staff, and visitors.
  • Is a University-wide destination with flexible, accessible, and sustainable spaces that offer a wide and diverse range of social, cultural, and intellectual activities.
  • Fosters a welcoming and vibrant entrance to Harvard University for visitors, Cambridge community members, and current and prospective affiliates of Harvard.