Dear GSAS Students,

Yesterday, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced a remote work pilot scheduled for next week, which is aimed at testing how remote work will function for staff. Other Schools have announced similar plans. This will give us the opportunity to identify issues and questions, gaps in resources, unanticipated interdependencies, and other barriers to consistent remote work should we need to extend the pilot.

While the GSAS physical offices and the GSAS Student Center will be closed next week, GSAS IS NOT CLOSED. All staff will be available to meet with you virtually, either over phone or via Zoom, should you need to. Please reach out as normal or if you do not have contact details, please visit the GSAS contact page for more information.

GSAS has continued to update information on the GSAS Coronavirus site, most recently adding a section on fellowships and information on dissertations to the academic section. Please continue to review this page as necessary and follow updates on the Harvard Coronavirus page, which recently updated information on transportation and visitor guidance.

Finally—and most importantly—I want to encourage you to take care of yourselves and one another. The stress and anxiety around this situation can get the better of any of us. Remember that Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services is available to help.

With all best wishes,
 
Emma Dench
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classic

GSAS Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 13 Update