SEAS Campus

Our campus is located on the main Harvard University campus just north of historic Harvard Yard and bounded to the east by Oxford Street. To the west, across an oak-filled quadrangle, is the Harvard Law School.

We are situated among the buildings housing the University's Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics departments.

Our world-class facilities provide over 400,000 square feet of interconnected labs, classrooms, clusters, and offices designed to encourage researchers and students to cross boundaries and collaborate.

Primary buildings include: Maxwell Dworkin, Pierce Hall, Cruft Laboratory, Gordon McKay Laboratory of Applied Science, the Engineering Sciences Laboratory, and 60 Oxford Street. (The first three of these facilities are interconnected.)

Building Overview

Engineering Sciences Lab (58 Oxford Street)

Bioengineering; Environmental Sciences & Engineering; Microbiology; Scientific Machine Shop.

60 Oxford Street (3rd and 4th floors)

Bioengineering; Applied Sciences.
(Note that the first two floors are occupied by University Information Systems and the building is highly secured. Harvard ID and/or a prior appointment is necessary to gain access.)

Cruft Hall

Applied Physics; Physics. Bridge links to LISE and Pierce.

Gordon McKay Laboratory of Applied Science

9 Oxford Street
Applied Physics; Mechanical Engineering. Links directly to LISE and the Science Center (underground).

The Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering (LISE)

This facility, shared with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, houses collaborations in the areas of nanoscale science and nanoscale systems research. Links to Cruft, McKay Laboratory, the Harvard Science Center.

Maxwell Dworkin

33 Oxford Street
Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Social Center and Café. Bridge to Pierce Hall.

Northwest Building

FAS operated building supporting interdisciplinary research facilities and classrooms.

Pierce Hall

29 Oxford Street
Dean’s Office; SEAS Administration; Academic Office; Library; Applied Mathematics; Bioengineering; Environmental Sciences & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering. [Mail; Kitchen]. Bridge to Maxwell Dworkin.

Social Center in Maxwell Dworkin

The social center space, on the ground floor of Maxwell Dworkin, offers comfortable seating, work spaces, wi-fi access, a flat screen television (with cable programming), and various vending options (including an espresso drinks station).

Nearby Dining Options

Several nearby dining locations are available for eating in or easy take-out.

Harvard University Dining Services operates the nearby Northwest Café, Buckminster's at LISE, and the Greenhouse Café at the Science Center (see Locations for more information).

The Harkness Commons Cafe at the Law School also offers a full array of dining options.

Energy Conservation at SEAS

Users of SEAS facilities should always be conscious of the need for energy conservation. When rooms are not in use, lights should be turned off. Decisions about the use of heating and air conditioning should take into account the need for wise energy use.


In SEAS buildings, we recycle paper, certain plastic bottles, and metal cans. The Facilities Office also collects spent fluorescent tubes and batteries. Paper is collected from recycling bins daily. We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to recycle materials to the greatest extent possible.