2013–2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction to GSAS

Harvard and Radcliffe and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Officers of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Board
Committee on Graduate Education
Graduate Policy Committee
Academic Council for Inter-Faculty PhD Programs

II. Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2014-15
Degree Calendar 2014-15
Future Academic Calendars
Storm and Emergency Conditions

III. Admission to Degree Programs

Admission to Degree Programs
Application for Readmission
Transfer to a Different Degree or Department
Change of Subject

IV. Academic Programs

Degree Programs
Secondary Fields
Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) Program
Ad Hoc Degree Programs
AB-AM, AB-SM Programs
Programs Offered in Conjunction with Other Faculties
MD-PhD Simultaneous Degree Program
JD/PhD Coordinated Program
Exchange Scholar Program
Special Student Status
Visiting Fellow Status
Harvard Summer School
Harvard Extension School
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CITESOL)

V. Registration and Enrollment

Registrar’s Office
Resident Students
Registration for Resident Students
Cross-Registration into Courses Offered by Other Faculties
Registration in Two Harvard Schools
Variations in Program
Grade and Examination Requirements
Credit for Graduate Work Done Elsewhere
Non-Resident Students
Withdrawal
Involuntary Leaves of Absence
Lapsed Registration
G-10 Enrollment Cap
Transcripts and Statements
FERPA and Access to Student Records
Privacy and Directory Information

VI. Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements
Common Requirements
Satisfactory Progress Requirements
Exceptions to the Requirements
Adjustment to Department G-Year
Departmental Requirements
Oral English Language Requirement
Application for Degree
Dissertation Acceptance Certificate
Commencement

VII. Regulations and Standards of Conduct

Governance
General Regulations
Resolution on Rights and Responsibilities
The Administrative Board of the Graduate School
The Student-Faculty Judicial Board
Commission of Inquiry

Academic Standards
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism
Violation of Examination Rules
Submission of Written Work
Submission of the Same Work to More Than One Course
Exclusion from a Course

Campus Property
Use of Computers and Networks
Use of Computer and Network Facilities
Privacy of Electronic Information
Identification Cards
Library Policies

Intellectual Property, Patents, and Trademarks
Intellectual Property and Copyrighted Materials
Participation Agreement
Patents
Trademarks and “Use-of-Name” Regulations

Public and Personal Safety
Discrimination and Harassment
Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls
Policies Regarding Drugs and Alcohol
Policies Regarding Hazing
Fire Safety Regulations and Emergency Procedures
Firearms, Explosives, Combustible Fuels, Firecrackers, and Dangerous Weapons

VIII. Financial Aid and Requirements

General Information
Financial Aid Officers
Director of Fellowships
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Requirements for GSAS Degree Candidates
Tuition Associated with Mid-Term Withdrawal
Teaching Fellowships
Payment of University Obligations
Dishonored Checks and E-Payments
Prizes
Regulations Regarding Employment

IX. Family Support and Benefits

Accommodation for Childbirth or Other Family Needs: Adjusting the Department G-Year
Harvard Spousal Benefits
Child Care
Doctoral/PhD Student Child Care Scholarship
Harvard University Student Health Program
Harvard Student Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA)
GSAS Student-Parents Organization
Harvard International Office Resources

X. Housing and Meals

GSAS Housing Services
University-Owned Housing
The Harvard Housing Office
The Open Market
Housing for Students Requiring Accommodations
Housing for Married Students or Students with Children
Meals

XI. Academic Resources

Departments
Office of the Registrar
Bureau of Study Counsel
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Career Services
Director of Fellowships
The GSAS Writing Tutor
Libraries
Research Libraries Group (RLG)
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Museums
Computing at Harvard
Electronic Communication
GSAS Student Email Accounts
Departments of Instructional Media Services and the Language Resource Center
Office of Animal Resources
Committee on the Use of Human Subjects
Veterans’ Benefits

XII. Services and Programs

Organization of the Graduate School
GSAS Offices
Dudley House: The Graduate Student Center
Student Organizations in GSAS
Harvard Information Center / Harvard Gazette
Athletic Facilities
Accessible Education Office
Harvard University Health Services
International Office
University Ombudsman Office
Child Care
Harvard Spousal Benefits
Student Employment
Religious Activities
Harvard Chaplains and Harvard University Board of Ministry
Police Department
Passenger Transport Services
Parking

XIII. Harvard University Health Services

Harvard University Health Services
Urgent Care and Emergency Services
After Hours Urgent Care Clinic (AHUCC) HUHS
Primary Care Services
Stillman Infirmary
Patient Advocate
Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling Services (BHAC)
Mental Health Services
Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
Bureau of Study Counsel
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Center for Wellness
In Common
Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP)
Special Student Status
Visiting Fellow Status
Part-Time Students
Non-Resident Students
Withdrawal
Exchange Scholars
International Students
Graduating Students

XIV. Counseling Resources for Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Resources at GSAS
In Common
Department of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling
Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
Bureau of Study Counsel
Mental Health Services
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Harvard Chaplains
Accessible Education Office
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Career Services

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