GSAS Welcomes with Border
9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Morning Program

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall
The morning program provides essential information for incoming students. Includes presentations by Harvard, GSAS, and student leaders. 

Welcoming Speeches

Garth McCavana
Dean for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)

Claudine Gay
Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Emma Dench
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Lindsey Brown
Hogle Coordinating Fellow, GSAS Student Center

Zachary Hayworth
President of the Graduate Student Council (GSC)

You Belong Here: Creating an Inclusive Community in GSAS

Anthony Abraham Jack
Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Lara Roach
GSAS Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

Seth Avakian
Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct

Danielle Farrell
Acting Director of Student Services, GSAS

Caysie Carter
Associate Title IX Officer, Office of the Provost

Pierre Berastain
Director, Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Orientation Lunch

Under the Tent on the Science Center Plaza 
Get to know your program and your cohort by joining faculty, program administrators, and fellow students for lunch.

12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Program

Resource Fair
GSAS Commons, GSAS Student Center, Lehman Hall
Get to know the administrative offices that serve GSAS students. 

Student Group Fair
Lehman Hall Patio
Engage with graduate student groups and GSAS Student Center Fellows.

Harvard ID Cards and Photos
Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall
A government-issued photo ID is required to obtain your Harvard ID.

GSAS Office of Financial Aid
Common Room, GSAS Student Center, Lehman Hall
Financial aid officers will be available to answer questions.


Navigating the Harvard Libraries
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Learn about the Harvard Library system.

Thriving in Graduate School
Fireside Room, GSAS Student Center, Lehman Hall
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Roundtable discussion with student leaders.

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Welcome Social

Lehman Hall Patio 
Mingle with fellow GSAS students, staff, and alumni at the Welcome Social. Sponsored by the Graduate School Alumni Association