Senior Common Room

senior common room

The Senior Common Room (Reid S. Tonkens Memorial Room) is located on the main floor of Standish Hall (C Entry). It is an elegant space for House gatherings, musical events, and lectures. The SCR contains a Steinway piano and a collection of classic books and heritage photos. It has an attached kitchenette. 

The SCR was endowed to honor the memory of Reid S. Tonkens, a member of the Class of 1962. Photo reproductions of President John F. Kennedy’s official White House portrait, Governor John Winthrop, W.E.B. DuBois, and John Hope Franklin adorn the room.

Students do not have card-swipe access to the SCR. However, students can request to reserve the room for events by emailing the House Administrator wi-ha@fas.harvard.edu.