Welcome to the Harvard Graduate Dormitory Council website. The GSAS Residence Halls are a great place to live while at Harvard. The Harvard University Graduate Dormitory Council (GDC) is a voluntary student-run organization in GSAS. The main purpose of the GDC is to foster a sense of community among the residents of the GSAS halls via various social activities through the year.




Announcement: We will move to our new website soon: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gdc


Academic Year 2014-2015


October 19, 2014: GDC Meeting

The GDC will hold its second open meeting of 2014-15 at the Conant Hall TV lounge at 9pm this Sunday. Up to $400 in total funding for resident-proposed events at the meeting. Refreshments will be provided. GDC officers are kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.00pm.


September 21, 2014: GDC Meeting

The GDC will hold its first open meeting of 2014-15 at the Conant Hall TV lounge at 9pm this Sunday. Up to $400 in total funding for resident-proposed events at the meeting. Refreshments will be provided. GDC officers are kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.40pm.





Academic Year 2013-2014


April 20, 2014: GDC Meeting

The GDC will hold its final open meeting of 2013-14 at the Conant Hall TV lounge at 9pm this Sunday. Up to $400 in total funding for resident-proposed events at the meeting. Refreshments will be provided. GDC officers are kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.15pm.


March 30, 2014: GDC Meeting

The GDC will hold an open meeting at the Conant Hall TV lounge at 9pm this Sunday. The officer elections will be held at the start of the meeting. Candidates are required to give a one-minute speech. Only residents who have attended at least two previous GDC meetings can vote during the election. Up to $400 in total funding for resident-proposed events at the meeting, and refreshments will be provided. GDC officers are kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.30pm.


February 23, 2014: GDC Meeting

The GDC will be holding an open meeting at the Conant Hall First Floor Study Lounge at 9pm this Sunday. Up to $400 in funding will be available for attendees who propose events for the residence halls, and refreshments will also be provided. GDC officers are kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.30pm.


January 26, 2014: GDC Meeting

The GDC will be holding an open meeting at the Conant Hall First Floor Study Lounge at 9pm this Sunday. The GDC will provide $400 in funding for attendees who propose events for the residence halls. Refreshments will be available. GDC officers are also kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.20pm.


December 8th, 2013: GDC Meeting

The GDC will be holding its monthly meeting for December at 9pm this Sunday, at the Conant Hall First Floor Study Lounge. $400 will be provided for residents who wish to apply for funding for social events catering to the GSAS hall community. Dinner will be available. GDC officers are also kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.20pm.


November 17th, 2013: GDC Meeting

The GDC will be holding a monthly meeting at 9pm this Sunday, at the Conant Hall First Floor Study Lounge. $400 will be provided for residents who wish to apply for funding for social events catering to the GSAS hall community. Dinner will be available. GDC officers are also kindly reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.15pm.


October 20th, 2013: GDC Meeting

The GDC will be holding its next monthly meeting at 9pm this Sunday, at the Conant Hall First Floor Study Lounge. $400 will be provided for residents who wish to apply for funding for social events catering to the GSAS hall community. There will also be food at the meeting. GDC officers are also reminded to attend a prior meeting at 8.30pm.


September 22nd, 2013: GDC Meeting

The GDC will be holding its first monthly meeting of 2013-14 at 9pm this Sunday, at the Conant Hall First Floor Study Lounge. $500 will be provided for residents who wish to apply for funding for social events catering to the GSAS hall community. There will also be food at the meeting.


September 1st, 2013: GDC Welcome Back Barbecue

The GDC Fall Barbecue will be held at 6pm, Sunday, September 1st at the Richards Lawn. This is the first GDC-sponsored event of the year and also an excellent chance to meet new residents from all four halls. Food and alcohol will be provided.




Academic Year 2012-2013


April 20th, 2013: Eighth GDC Meeting

The next GDC meeting will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. There will be voting for four GDC officer positions -- treasurer, social coordinator, athletic officer and public service officer. Attendees can apply for $500 in funding for events and food will be provided.

The GDC officers' meeting will start at 8.30pm.


March 10th, 2013: GDC Elections Meeting

The GDC elections meeting will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. There will be voting for the GDC officer positions. Attendees will also be able to apply for $500 in funding for events. Food will be provided.

The GDC officers' meeting will start at 8.30pm.


February 24th, 2013: Sixth GDC Meeting

The next GDC meeting will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. Attendees will be able to apply for $500 in funding for interesting events. Food will also be provided.

The GDC officers' meeting will start at 8.30pm.


January 26th, 2013: Fifth GDC Meeting

Our first GDC meeting of 2013 will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. Attendees will be able to apply for $500 in funding for interesting events. Food will also be provided.

The GDC officers' meeting will start promptly at 8.30pm.


December 16th, 2012: Fourth GDC Meeting

Our final GDC meeting of 2012 will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. Attendees will be able to apply for $500 in funding for interesting events. Food will also be served.

The GDC officers' meeting will start promptly at 8.30pm.


November 18th, 2012: Third GDC Meeting

Our next GDC meeting of 2012-13 will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. About $500 of funding is available for the events proposed by attendees. Food will also be provided.

The officers' meeting for GDC officers will start at 8.30pm.


October 21st, 2012: Second GDC Meeting

Our second GDC meeting of 2012-13 will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. Food will be provided and about $500 of funding available for the events proposed by attendees. Residents who want to serve as floor representatives should also attend this meeting.

GDC officers are reminded to attend the officers' meeting at 8.30pm as well.


September 16th, 2012: First GDC Meeting!

Our first GDC meeting of 2012-13 will be held at 9pm this Sunday at the Conant lounge. The meeting is an avenue for residents to propose events and obtain funding for holding them. Dinner will also be provided.

GDC officers should come at 8.15pm for the officers' meeting.


September 9th, 2012: Annual Bagel Brunch

The GDC Annual Bagel Brunch will be held at 10AM, Sunday, September 9th, in the 1st floor lounge of Conant Hall.

Please come to enjoy delicious delicious bagels, pastries and drinks with your friends and friendly GDC officers.




Academic Year 2011-2012


April 15th, 2012: GDC Meeting!

Believe it or not, this Sunday we will have the last GDC meeting of 2011-2012. The general meeting, as usual, will be at Conant 1st lounge starting 9pm.
All officers, current and incoming, please come to Conant 1st at 8:30pm on Sunday for an officer-only meeting.
What: GDC Meeting When: Sunday 04/15/2012, 9pm (Officers please come at 8:30pm) Where: Conant 1st floor lounge Food is provided.



ELECTION March 18 9pm!

Our next Graduate dormitory council meeting will be at 9:00pm Sunday March 18th. The Meeting will be held in the Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.

For all the GDC officers, please come at 8:30PM for the officer meeting.

Election for choosing next year's GDC officers also will take place in our next meeting. Please attend our meeting and run for your positions of interest if you like to be involved in making residence life better. For more information about offices and current officers please visit : http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~gdc/index.php?n=Gdc.Officers


February 19th, 2012: GDC Meeting!

We will have our second 2012 GDC meeting this Sunday, Feb 19, 9pm. The officers meeting will be at 8:30pm. The Meeting will be held in the Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.
For all residents, the GDC monthly meeting is an opportunity for you to propose events in the graduate dorms that can be funded by the GDC. Any event ideas are welcome. $600 funding is available.
For all the GDC officers, please come at 8:30PM for the officer meeting. Please bring your ideas, your concerns, and especially, your proposals for GDC events during the coming month.

Food is provided.


February 5th, 2012: GDC SUPER BOWL PARTY!

GDC SUPER BOWL PARTY! This Sunday, 6pm, Richards Hall

GSAS Residence Halls residents: come out this Sunday to watch the New England Patriots battle the New York Giants in Superbowl XLVI. Come at 6:00 (6:30 kick-off), Richards Hall, basement common room.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, pizza and snackswill be served. Come early to ensure you get seating and food.



January 22nd, 2012: GDC Meeting!

Hope all of you had fantastic holidays. We have our first 2012 GDC meeting this Sunday, Jan 22, 9pm. The officers meeting will be at 8:30pm. The Meeting will be held in the Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.
For all residents, the GDC monthly meeting is an opportunity for you to propose events in the graduate dorms that can be funded by the GDC. Any event ideas are welcome. $600 funding is available.
For all the GDC officers, please come at 8:30PM for the officer meeting. Please bring your ideas, your concerns, and especially, your proposals for GDC events during the coming month.

Food is provided.


November 20th, 2011: GDC Meeting!

GDC Meeting will be held at 9PM, Sunday, November 20th in the Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.
For all residents, the GDC monthly meeting is an opportunity for you to propose events in the graduate dorms that can be funded by the GDC. Any event ideas are welcome. $600 funding is available. This will likely be our final (!) meeting of 2011, and we will discuss plans and events for Thanksgiving and December.
For all the GDC officers, please come at 8:30PM for the officer meeting. Please bring your ideas, your concerns, and especially, your proposals for GDC events during the coming month.

Food is provided.


October 16th, 2011: GDC Meeting!

Our Second GDC Meeting of this academic year will be held at 9PM, Sunday, October 16th in the Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.
For all residents, the GDC monthly meeting is an opportunity for you to propose events in the graduate dorms that can be funded by the GDC. Any event ideas are welcome. $600 funding is available.
For all the GDC officers, please come at 8:30PM for the officer meeting. Please bring your ideas, your concerns, and especially, your proposals for GDC events during the coming month.

Food is provided.


September 25th, 2011: STEELERS FOOTBALL PARTY

Come and join us to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they take on the Indianapolis Colts on SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 @ 8:20PM!

We will be serving DINNER (kindly funded by GDC) and watching the game in the SECOND FLOOR LOUNGE IN PERKINS HALL.

  • For anyone who does not know the rules of American Football, come at 8pm for a quick run down of how the game is played.



September 25th, 2011: Qigong for Beginner

Do you want to learn Qigong? (Qigong (气功), a type of traditional Chinese Martial Arts) Do you want to improve your health and build up internal strength?

If yes, please come to this special event brought to you by Li Zeng and Anshul Kumar, co-sponsored by Graduate Dormitory Council (GDC) and Harvard Dudley House. We have invited Master Wang Anlin to teach us some basics of Qigong.

When: Sept. 25, Sunday, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Lawn outside Conant Hall (south of Conant Hall), 36 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

What: Qigong Basics for Beginnners. No previous experience is required.

What more: light refreshments will be served




September 18th, 2011: First GDC Meeting!

Our First GDC Meeting of this academic year will be held at 9PM, Sunday, September 18th in the Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.

Please join us for our first meeting of the GDC on September 18th at 9PM.
For all the new residents, the GDC monthly meeting is an opportunity for you to propose events in the graduate dorms that can be funded by the GDC. Any event ideas are welcome.
For all the GDC officers, please come at 8:30PM for the officer meeting. Please bring your ideas, your concerns, and especially, your proposals for GDC events during the coming month.

Food is provided.



September 17th, 2011: Annual Bagel Brunch!

The GDC Annual Bagel Brunch will be held at 10AM, Saturday, September 17th, in Conant Hall 1st floor lounge.

Please come to enjoy a relaxed brunch with overflowing good food and chat with your friends on Saturday morning.



September 4th, 2011: GDC Welcome Back Cookout!

Our first Graduate Dormitory Council event: the GDC Welcome Back Cookout will be 6PM-9PM, Sunday, September 4th, on the lawn outside Richards Hall.

This will be a great opportunity for you to know your fellow residents living in the graduate dorms and to give the new semester a kick-off! So please come!





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