When Harriett House was built in the 1990s, the architect included a space that opens up to the mini-quad specifically for bike storage, but that space remained unused until 2014. The space is finally open to fourteen students each year; those students each receive a key to the space so they can store their bikes inside and access them any time, day or night, all year long.

The timeline for applications is:

  • Between May 15 and July 31, students may submit their names for the following year. If more than fourteen students submit their names, a random drawing will be held in the week following August 1 and all students who signed up will be notified about whether they got in or were put on the wait list.
  • Starting August 1, signups will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If space is available, students who sign up will receive a key; if space is not available, students will be added to the wait list.

Once a student has been notified that they can pick up their key, they may keep it until the Friday before the end of May Term. If someone returns their key early, students on the wait list will love them forever.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Bike Committee chair Michael Gorman '10. For key-related questions specifically, you may want to ask Mary Bible in the Office of Residential Life.