The University Ombudsman is available by phone!


During the COVID-19 crisis, please call to speak with Ombudsman Lydia Cummings by phone. Since the office location at 44R Brattle St. is physically closed, phone meetings can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 - 5:00. 

You may call her directly at 617-495-7729 or on her Harvard Cell phone at 617-634-9826. As always, you may also email, or leave a message to request a meeting on the confidential line at 617-495-7748.

Entry 44R Brattle St.


The University Ombudsman Office is an independent, neutral and confidential place for visitors to discuss their academic and workplace issues and concerns. Our office is informal, assures confidentiality, and is independent of University administration. The office is open to all members of the Harvard community, welcoming over 400 visitors each year.



Contact the Ombudsman

University Ombudsman Office

Lydia Cummings, Ombudsman

44R Brattle St., 117-118
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mobile: 617-634-9826

Office: 617-495-7748