HLS in the World Event FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

For further inquiries that are not addressed here or in the HLS in the World Logistics, please email hls200@law.harvard.edu or call (617) 998-1459.

Q: Where will registration and check-in be on campus?
A: Check-in will be located in Haas Lounge, WCC:

Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Q: Will there be a coat check?
A: Coat check will be located on the 1st floor, WCC:

Thursday: 2:00 – 10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 10:00pm

Please note that items must be removed from the coat check area by 10:00pm each day.

Q: Will the Coop be open?
A: Yes–the Coop, located on the 1st floor, WCC, will be open throughout the summit.

Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Q: Is there gym access during the summit?
A: Hemenway Gym, located at 1516 Massachusetts Avenue, is available Thursday and Friday.

Q: Can I connect to the internet while on campus?
A: Wireless access is available on campus. We have charging stations for devices in Haas Lounge, WCC.

Q: I can’t attend the summit. Will any of the sessions be available during or after the event?
A: Coverage of the majority of the sessions will be available shortly after the summit. In addition, live stream coverage will be available for eight sessions:

Q: Where can I find medical assistance?

A: Medical assistance is available at the Harvard Law School Clinic and After Hours Urgent Care, located in the basement of Pound Hall.

  • Harvard Law School Clinic

    Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

    After Hours Urgent Care

    Thursday: 5:30pm – 7:30am
    Friday: 5:30pm – 7:30am

    Q: Where are restrooms located on campus?
    A: Restrooms are located on each floor of the WCC.
    Additional restrooms are available in Pound Hall, Hauser Hall, Austin Hall, and Langdell Hall.

    Q: Is there parking available?
    A: Complimentary parking is available at the following locations (click here for an interactive map of the Harvard University parking garages):

    As the bicentennial is a major event in Cambridge, many of the streets may have parking restrictions. We suggest you park in one of the available lots rather than metered or street parking.

    GPS instructions and addresses for HLS and Sanders Theatre.

    Q: Will any transportation services be provided?
    A: Shuttle services will be provided at various times for transportation to/from HLS to the host hotels (The Charles Hotel, Freepoint, and Sheraton Commander).


    • 1:30pm – Host hotels to HLS
    • 2:00pm – Host hotels to HLS
    • 6:30-8:30pm – HLS to host hotels every 30 minutes


    • 7:30-9:00am – Host hotels to HLS every 30 minutes
    • 7:00pm – HLS to host hotels
    • 7:30pm – HLS to host hotels

    Q: Will taxis be available?
    A: Taxi services should pick up/drop off in Lewis Circle, 1545 Massachusetts Avenue. For accessibility needs, please contact Accessible Cambridge Taxi Program at 1-888-872-6721.

    • Ambassador Taxi: 617-492-1100 or www.ambassadorbrattle.com
    • Cambridge Taxi: 617-718-4000 or www.cambridgetaxi.com
    • Cambridge Cab: 617-252-3333 or www.cambridgecab.com
    • Independent Taxi: 617-268-1313 or www.itoataxi.com