Tradition Reborn

Queen's Head Inn - London, England

Above photo of Queen's Head Inn which was originally deeded to the College by John Harvard.

It is the mission of the Cambridge Queen's Head to help build community on campus by providing for the undergraduates of Harvard College:

  •  A dedicated social space
  • A performance venue for student acts and other undergraduate-initiated programming
  • Reasonably priced food and drink served at hours in tune with undergraduate schedules
  • Leadership and learning experiences in the running of a campus business
  • A means by which to connect undergraduates to College traditions and the Harvard spirit

To that end:

  • Food and drink service must serve to complement a comfortable and relaxed environment. Students must feel comfortable dropping in at the CQH at all times, regardless of any desire to a purchase or view a performance.
  • CQH must strive to build a broad sense of Harvard Community (inclusive of graduate students, teaching fellows, faculty, staff, and alumni) though never at the expense of the undergraduate identity of the space.
  • CQH must look and feel student-run. Undergraduates- overseen and supported by the General Manager and Graduate Managers- provide staffing, management, and programmatic decision making.

Sales, catering, and facility rental should be secondary and used as necessary to advancing the CQH mission through:

  • Reinvesting of excess revenue into facility up-keep and improvements, subsidizing food costs, and supporting programming
  • Providing management and business experience to the student staff
  • Furthering a sense of campus community, College traditions, and Harvard spirit

The Cambridge Queen's Head operates as a part of Harvard College's Dean of Students Office.