Building Operations

During the academic year, CGIS Knafel and CGIS South are open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 10 PM. On Sunday CGIS Knafel is open from 1 PM to 9 PM. See the CGIS Building Manual for the schedule during break period and the summer months. The CGIS Building manual also outlines our maintenance and operations policies.

Building Access Using Your Harvard ID

Your Harvard ID is used to access spaces protected by a card reader.  Department administrators are responsible for notifying CGIS Building Operations ( of additions and deletions to the card access list.  She can also help troubleshoot local access issues.  If your card is defective or otherwise needs to be replaced, please contact the Campus Service Center in Smith Campus Center.

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

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 both the CGIS Knafel and South lobbies 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