First-Year Students

First-Year Students

Welcome to Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

You'll find a variety of programs and services aimed at helping new students make a smooth transition. Take a look at our FAQ for incoming students, see our summary of early-term events and deadlines, and explore the rest of the links at the left of the page.

We invite you to attend GSAS Welcomes, an orientation for incoming students, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Orientation
Welcoming remarks from President Drew Faust, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Master of Dudley House

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch under tent on the Science Center Plaza

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
DudleyFest
Dudley House

All GSAS students — not just first-years — are welcome to drop by Dudley House for a fun and informal open house that will give you a chance to meet GSAS students and staff and learn about Harvard resources. Enter a raffle to win cool prizes from Harvard Square retailers and restaurants.