Allston is a crucial part of our efforts to create a campus for Harvard's next century. The Provost’s Office, along with the Executive Vice President’s Office, is leading efforts to develop plans for Allston that reflect our mission, ambition, and highest aspirations for the future of the University at a critical moment for all of higher education. Allston presents unprecedented opportunities to extend our traditional strengths in teaching and research as we demonstrate the ways in which a university can make the biggest difference for the world.
These efforts include a number of committees that are considering various aspects of the development. Three task forces are recommending solutions to mitigate challenges that may arise from the physical distance between Cambridge and Allston focused on class scheduling, transportation, and the student experience. Three advisory committees are working to solicit, create, and review proposals for Allston. They will make recommendations regarding the creation or relocation of teaching and research activities as well as how best to promote the translation of research ideas generated by the Harvard community and others to benefit humankind.
We encourage the Harvard community to be in touch with us about ideas for Allston. For more information about the Institutional Master Plan, please visit the Office of the Executive Vice President website.