Building Operations

Building Hours

William James Hall is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday.  The building is closed Sundays and holidays. 

On holidays, and weeknights after business hours the doors are locked and ventilation is somewhat reduced. Entering the building after hours is via Harvard ID card access. If you need access after hours please have your faculty advisor, lab manager, or department administrator contact Building Services to authorize access. 

Maintenance Requests

Routine maintenance requests should be made via PRESTO. Any facilities-related emergencies should be called into the University Operations Center at 617-495-5560. 

In Case of Emergency (911)

You should familiarize yourself with the emergency evacuation plans located throughout the buildings. There will be annual emergency evacuation drills. In case of a medical emergency, AED units are available in the lobby and include lists of those with CPR training for this device. You can sign up to receive text message notifications in the event of a campus wide emergency via the University Emergency Notification System at the following web site  Our Operations Center can be reached at 617-495-5560, Harvard University Police, 617-495-1212

Lost & Found

WJH Lost & Found is located in the Building Operations Office Basement (B12). Items that are found throughout the buidling are brought to the Building Operations Office. Items of monetary value such as jewlery, wallets, money and ID's are immediately reported to Harvard University Police and they will have an officer retreive the item (s) and store at the police station until the ower has been found.  Additional information on HUPD can be found at Harvard University Police Department.