Morning ceremonies provide essential information for graduate students followed by a luncheon for you and members of your department. Following the Orientation Lunch, students can attend workshops, visit a resource fair, and learn about student groups at DudleyFest. The afternoon ends with the Graduate School Alumni Association Social Hour outside Dudley House.


Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall

9:00 a.m.

Doors Open
Seating is first come, first served

9:30 a.m.

Welcoming Speeches
Garth McCavana, Dean for Student Affairs
Larry Bacow, President of Harvard University
Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
James Hogle, Faculty Dean of Dudley House
Emma Zitzow-Childs, Coordinating Dudley Fellow
Blakely O'Connor, President of the Graduate Student Council (GSC)

​10:30 a.m.

You Belong Here: Creating an Inclusive Community in GSAS
Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies
Freddy Valencia, GSAS Diversity and Inclusion Fellow
Seth Avakian, Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct
Caysie Carter, Associate Title IX Officer, Office of the Provost


Science Center Plaza tent

11:30 a.m.

Get to know your program and your cohort by joining faculty, program administrators, and fellow students for lunch.