Lost and Found: Community Gatherings for Grieving and Hope

Lost and Found is an event bringing the Harvard community together to acknowledge the losses experienced over the past year, and to share insights that we gained. There will be time for writing, reflection, storytelling, and building bonds with each other. All members of the Harvard community are welcome. 

On Your Time: Add a reflection

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Add My Reflection

All members of the Harvard community are invited to share your reflection online about what you have lost and found during the pandemic.

The online board is anonymous and will be available throughout the semester at bit.ly/harvard-lost-found.

You may also engage your community by printing our Lost and Found Poster (24 x 36 in) and displaying in a shared space. 


  • Memorial Church
  • Annenberg Hall
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Harvard College Houses: Eliot, Lowell, Winthrop
  • Harvard Athletics
  • Lamont Library
  • Phillips Brooks House
  • Smith Campus Center


    Past event: Online Gathering

    Virtual event: Thu October 28, 5-6pm

    Watch the Recording


    Thursday, October 28
    5-6 p.m. ET via Zoom 


    Welcome Remarks
    Sherri Ann Charleston, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

    Defining Ambiguous Loss 
    Tammy McLeod, Cru Chaplain

    Stories of Loss and Hope
    Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Muslim Chaplain
    Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Pusey Minister
    Sana Shareef and Kori Ricketts, Harvard students

    Please note: The outdoor gathering on Tuesday, October 26, has been cancelled due to rain and high winds. 

    Related reading: Read "Portraits of Loss" at Harvard in Ronald's story, Kathy's story, and Alvin's story.

    Co-sponsored by the Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Harvard Chaplains; and Memorial Church. Support from Harvard University Health Services Counseling and Mental Health Services and Center for Wellness, Harvard Human Resources Office of Work/Life, Campus Services, University Police Department, and the Council for Concerned Women.