Welcome to the
Harvard University Science Center

1 Oxford Street  •  Cambridge, Massachusetts  •  02138

The Science Center is home to three academic departments:

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Other building residents/features include:

The Science Center is also home to teaching laboratories for astronomy; biology; organic and inorganic chemistry; earth and planetary sciences; physics; five lecture halls; twenty general-use classrooms; and, other resources. For more information see Harvard Science Center Wikipedia webpage.

Building Hours:

The Science Center is open Monday through Sunday from 6am to 11:30pm. Harvard IDs are required to access to the building after hours. After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and during weekends, access to the basement level and upper floors is limited to Harvard ID holders and others with proper authorization.

Science Center Building Operations

Campus Address:

Science Center

1 Oxford Street, Suite 142

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Building Operations provides services for:

  • oversight of the building's electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems
  • requests for repairs, painting, custodial issues, leaks, and temperature complaints
  • scheduling of all non-departmental classrooms, lecture halls, and public space in the Science Center
  • management of key and card access, lost-and-found, and pest control for the building

Building Operations Personnel:

Mark Pimentel

Building Manager
Office: Science Center, Room 125
Email: pimentel@fas.harvard.edu
Telephone: 617-495-2653


Chris McNeill

Building Services Coordinator
Office: Science Center, Room 124.
Email: mcneill@fas.harvard.edu
Telephone: 617-495-7803

Ron Cooper

Operations Administrative Coordinator
Office: Science Center, Room 123
Email: cooper2 at fas.harvard.edu
Telephone: 617-496-2122

Science Center Room Scheduling

Ron Cooper
Office: Science Center, Room 123

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Telephone: 617-496-2122

Classroom and Other Space Requests: Building Operations Room Scheduling Office
Email for scheduling policies and questions: sc_sched at fas.harvard.edu

Science Center Lost & Found

There are three lost & found locations within the Science Center:

  • Building Operations, Room 123, located in the Building Operations suite of rooms (142) near the Oxford Street entrance.
    Items left in the Arcade, in the Greenhouse Cafe, or in the classrooms will be turned in to Building Operations.
    Contact: 617-496-2122 or sc_sched at fas.harvard.edu
  • The Prep Room, located on the basement level. Items left in lecture halls will be taken to the Prep Room.
    Contact: 617-495-5357 or prep at fas.harvard.edu.
  • Cabot Science Library, located at the Science Center South Entrance. Items left in the Cabot Science Library will be kept there. Contact: 617-495-5351.

Unclaimed lost & found items at the end of each term are donated to the Office for Sustainability's FreeCycle events.

HUPD (Harvard University Police Department): Lost & Found

Harvard Yard Lost & Found: Telephone: 617-495-5569   Email: dorm_crew@harvard.edu

Science Center Maintenance Work Orders

Non Emergency Work Requests

PRESTO: Sign in with your Harvard ID; select a Building, Location, and Problem from drop-down menus; provide details of the problem; click "Submit Work Request.


Science Center/ LISE Loading Dock

Shipping and Receiving

For your convenience, shipping arrangements can be made through shipping and receiving with Alyson Galipeau. She will help you coordinate packaging your item and the appropriate paperwork with the shipping company you choose. You will need to provide her with a FedEx account number. FedEx will not take a package from the dock without one. Harvard uses solely FedEx for its outgoing shipments. If users wish to send something via UPS, the sender needs to call UPS to request a pickup. You must give final packaging approval before the box is sealed for shipment. Please be advised to declare the appropriate value of the item you are shipping in the insurance section of the shipping paperwork. If you do not declare the actual value of the item, neither building management nor GCA will be responsible for the cost of replacement or the difference between the cost of replacement and the value declared.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm. If a driver arrives after hours, he or she will need to see the security person at the front desk of 9 Oxford Street (McKay Labs) for access to the dock.



Alyson Galipeau

Loading Dock Manager, Shipping and Receiving

Harvard University

11 Oxford St Room M16

Cambridge, MA  02138


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