The International Student Orientation takes place in Emerson Hall.

This event provides an opportunity for new international GSAS students to learn about resources at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard University, while connecting with current international students and hearing about their experiences in GSAS.

8:00 a.m.

Registration
Entryway, Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

8:30 a.m. 

Breakfast
Foyer, Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

9:00 a.m.

​Welcome Remarks and Resources for International Students
Room 105, Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

Overview about studying, living, and working at Harvard and in the United States.

Garth McCavana, Dean for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
Patrick O’Brien, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, GSAS
Jacqueline Yun, Director of Student Services, GSAS
Suzanne Smith, Director of the Center for Writing and Communicating Ideas, GSAS
Pamela Pollock, Associate Director for Professional and Scholarly Development, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning 
Niti Seth, Academic Counselor, Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC)

9:40 a.m.

The Role of the Harvard International Office
Room 105, Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

Darryl Zeigler, Senior Advisor to International Students and Scholars, Harvard International Office (HIO)
Jenny Minichiello, Advisor to International Students and Scholars, Harvard International Office (HIO)

10:20 a.m.

​Break Out Sessions
Rooms 101, 105, 108, 210, Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard 
See your name tag for room assignment

Student Life
Current GSAS student leaders will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination
Discussion facilitated by Title IX and the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Seth Avakian, Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct, GSAS Title IX Coordinator
Caysie Carter, Associate Title IX Officer, OSAPR
Alyssa Green, Survivor Advocate, OSAPR
Rose Poyau, Case Coordinator, OSAPR