Orientation Schedule

Orientation 2020 will include a variety of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities to learn more about resources available to you as a student of Harvard University and to connect with peers from around the world.  All students will be given access to the Orientation 2020 Canvas page on Monday, August 24th.

Asynchronous offerings, which can be viewed at a student's own pace and timing, include topics related to Being a Successful Virtual Learner, Supports for Your Learning (including information about Academic Integrity and Library Resources), and Building Community (including a video on best practices for using The Hub), as well as opportunities to view faculty presentations about their own cutting-edge research.

The list of synchronous offerings included below will be updated as sessions are confirmed (last update: August 26):  The full schedule of synchronous events, including all relevant Zoom links, can be found on the Event Schedule page within the Orientation Canvas Page (HarvardKey login required).

All times listed are EDT

Please note that there are still a number of synchronous sessions to be scheduled.  All students should expect to attend a synchronous program meeting during Orientation.  If your program does not have a meeting listed at this time, please check back in a few days.  There will also be time for you to meet with your faculty and HGSE advisors to discuss course offerings and academic plans for the year.  More information about scheduling these meetings is forthcoming.

Monday, August 24th
10:00 a.m.    Dean’s Welcome Ceremony made available within Canvas
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Prevention Science and Practice (PSP) Program Meeting (Option 1)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.    Higher Education Program (HEP) Program Meeting (Option 1)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.    Education Policy and Management (EPM) Program Meeting (Option 1)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.    Learning and Teaching (L&T) Program Meeting (Option 1)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.    School Leadership Program (SLP) Program Meeting (Option 1)
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.    PSP Meetings with Faculty by Strand
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.    Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) Program Meeting (Option 1)
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.    Language and Literacy (L&L) Program Meeting
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.    Higher Education Program (HEP) Program Meeting (Option 2)
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.    International Education Policy (IEP) Program Meeting (Option 1)
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.    Arts in Education (AIE) Program Meeting (Option 1)
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.    Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Program Meeting
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.    Specialized Studies Program (SSP) Program Meeting (Option 1)

Tuesday, August 25th
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    Course Preview Synchronous Q&A Sessions (link to schedule)
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.    Student Parent Read-Aloud and Information Session
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.    School Leadership Program (SLP) Program Meeting (Option 2)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.    Arts in Education (AIE) Program Meeting (Option 2)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.    Human Development and Psychology (HDP) Program Meeting
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.    International Education Policy (IEP) Program Meeting (Option 2)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.    Specialized Studies Program (SSP) Program Meeting (Option 2)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.    Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) Program Meeting (Option 2)
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.    Student Parent Read-Aloud and Information Session
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.    Education Policy and Management (EPM) Program Meeting (Option 2)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.    Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.    Learning and Teaching (L&T) Program Meeting (Option 2)
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.    Prevention Science and Practice (PSP) Program Meeting (Option 2)

Wednesday, August 26th
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    Course Preview Synchronous Q&A Sessions (link to schedule)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Math Refresher Drop-In Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US East
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Math Refresher Drop-In Q&A

Thursday, August 27th
8:00 a.m.    LGBTQIA Welcome and Information Session
9:00 a.m.    International Student Welcome and Information Session (Option 1)
10:00 a.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: Africa
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.    S-012 or S-040: That is the Question Drop-In Q&A
11:00 a.m.    First-Gen Welcome and Information Session
11:00 a.m.    Drop-In Question and Answer Session with the HGSE Writing Center
12:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: Europe
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US Mountain
4:30 p.m.    Drop-In Question and Answer Session with the HGSE Writing Center
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US East
6:00 p.m.    LGBTQIA Welcome and Information Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.    S-012 or S-040: That is the Question Drop-In Q&A
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: China
8:00 p.m.    First-Gen Welcome and Information Session
9:00 p.m.    International Student Welcome and Information Session (Option 2)
9:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US West

Friday, August 28th
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Signature Social Offerings
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US East
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US Central
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Signature Social Offerings

Monday, August 31st
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Student-Alumni Regional Chat: US Central

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

 

For questions related to Orientation, please contact Kevin Boehm at boehmke1@gse.harvard.edu.