The message below was sent to all students on June 3, 2019
In an effort to enhance the academic support services available to GSAS and Harvard College students, Harvard will launch the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in August 2019. The ARC’s mission is to empower students to reach their full academic potential in an inclusive and equitable academic environment, and the Center will offer assistance in learning reading strategies, developing time management skills, and taking personal approaches to learning. Students will have access to consultations, workshops, academic coaching, and skills-based resources.
As part of the ARC’s establishment, its precursor, the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) will close on December 31, 2019. All students who currently work with counselors at the BSC will be supported during this transition. You can read more about the ARC and the BSC in the Harvard Gazette.
One of the reasons I am particularly excited about this new resource is because GSAS worked closely with the ARC leadership to develop a graduate student specialist position. This new role will enhance existing programming and develop new opportunities for GSAS students. I encourage you to add your voice by sharing your thoughts on how the ARC can best serve graduate students. Visit the ARC website to provide feedback, ask questions, and find answers to frequently asked questions.
I do hope you will take advantage of this new resource and share your ideas for what you would like to see at the ARC.
With all best wishes,
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics