at Harvard University
, formerly called the Radcliffe Quadrangle
or the Harvard Annex dorms
, is part of Harvard's undergraduate campus, in Cambridge
. Generally just called the Quad
, it is a traditional college quad
except that it is not located in, or even contiguous with, the heart of campus. It should not be confused with Radcliffe Yard
or with Harvard Yard
— the latter of which is the heart of Harvard's campus.
The term "the Quad" can refer to the rectangular green field bounded by Cabot House
(formerly known as "South House"), or it can refer to the entire surrounding section of campus. In this larger sense, its borders are Garden St. to the west, Linnaean St. to the north, Walker St. to the east, and Shepard St. to the south. This consists of the Quad green itself as well as Hilles, which formerly contained the Quad Library, and all of Pforzheimer House
, Cabot House
, and Currier House
, including the Cabot Masters' Residence and the Jordans
, even though they are east of Walker St.
Currier and Hilles are separated from the rest of the Quad by a landscaped walk and paved road, a private way used mainly by campus shuttlebuses, that runs north-south through the Quad.
Other adjacent portions of campus, such as the Botanic Gardens, Kittredge, the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center (Q-RAC), and the Observatory, are often also grouped as part of the Quad.
Residents of the three Quad Houses
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