About Harkness House

Harkness House is located in south campus along Tempel Green. A coffee house, the Walk-In Closet at Ruane's Den, is located on the first floor. Students of all genders and class years live in Harkness, however the fourth floor is one of the single-sex floors available as an alternative housing option.

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Capacity: 104
Fireplace
Common room
Ruane's Den in building
Laundry
Bike storage
Vending machine
First Year Seminar location

Meet the staff

Meghan Thompson
Meg Thompson

Assistant Director - South Campus: Blackstone, Plant, Windham, Knowlton, Harkness, Jane Addams, Freeman; Winchester, River Ridge, 191, E/360, Abbey House and Lazrus House

Meg received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women's Studies from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2009, and pursued her master's of education in counseling from Providence College in 2011. She’s worked in Residence Life for about 10 years and has loved every minute of it. Currently, Meg oversees South Campus and the Village. She also works with CC Curtiss in the Office of Student Wellness and Alcohol and Other Drug Education. She is certified in Mindfulness and MixxedFit Dance Fitness. In her down time, she can be seen around campus with her dog, Lucy!

Walk-in Coffee Closet at Ruane's Den

Ruanes Den

This café, located in Harkness House, is a favorite spot to study, meet with friends or just grab a latte. Built with a generous gift from the Ruane family, it's a cozy, 1,500-square-foot coffee shop complete with comfy couches, wireless Internet and two large-screen televisions. The café serves baked goods, coffee, tea, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and their famous Nutella latte. While primarily designed as a student space, the café is also open to faculty, staff and campus visitors.

DayHours
Breaks Closed
Academic Year Beginning in August
Monday-Wed. 8:45 a.m.- midnight
Thurs.-Fri. 8:45 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - midnight

Payments Accepted: Camel Cash, Cash