Student Programming at the Memorial Church

Students studying in the Student Oasis in the Memorial Church

Space assessment survey and interviews with students.


  • Explore ways to deepen student engagement at the Memorial Church to enrich student well-being.
  • Discover how to deliver the right programming, to the right students, at the right time.

What they did

  • Borrowed iPad stands from the URC to gather exit feedback from students at the Student Oasis.
  • Consulted with URC on research questions and Qualtrics survey design.
  • Conducted journey mapping and interviews with students about their first-year experience.


  • First-year students requested support around a connection with staff and community, rather than attending scheduled events.
  • Student feedback showed that Harvard College students primarily used the Student Oasis space to study and meet up with friends.