Welcome Days 2022

Welcome Days: August 1st and 2nd
With the anticipation that many students will be moving into the area on these two days, the school is planning optional programming that is designed to assist students in acclimating themselves to their physical surroundings.

Monday August 1st:

Harvard ID Card and Welcome Materials Distribution
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Gutman Library First Floor Reading Area

Harvard Campus Tours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (multiple sessions offered; pre-registration is required*); Tours will meet in front of Gutman Library

Professional Headshots
11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (multiple sessions offered; pre-registration is required*); Gutman Library, Room 439

HGSE Block Party
4 – 6 p.m.  Appian Way; Spouses, Partners, and Families welcome!

Tuesday, August 2nd:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Welcome Session [repeated]
9 – 10 a.m.  Askwith Hall; Longfellow Hall First Floor (will be repeated at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
During the DEI Welcome Sessions, students will be introduced to the DEI Office Directors, resources, and opportunities, as well as ways to connect and get involved with affinity groups at HGSE and Harvard.

Harvard ID Card and Welcome Materials Distribution
9  – 11 a.m.  Gutman Library First Floor Reading Area

International Student Welcome Session
9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Gutman Conference Center, Gutman Library Lower Level
The International Student Welcome Session will consist of sessions, both informational and social in nature, to help prepare international students for life and studies at HGSE. Topics will include getting to know Harvard resources, maintaining immigration status for student visa holders, advice from international alumni on planning your time at HGSE, and more!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Welcome Session [repeated]
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Askwith Hall; Longfellow Hall First Floor (repeated from 9 a.m.; will be repeated again at 1 p.m.)
During the DEI Welcome Sessions, students will be introduced to the DEI Office Directors, resources, and opportunities, as well as ways to connect and get involved with affinity groups at HGSE and Harvard.

Professional Headshots
11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (multiple sessions offered; pre-registration is required*)

Grab and Go Lunch provided for all students  
12 – 1 p.m. Pickup Location of outside patio of Gutman Cafe, near Read and Nichols Houses

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Welcome Session [repeated]
1 – 2 p.m.  Askwith Hall; Longfellow Hall First Floor (repeated from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
During the DEI Welcome Sessions, students will be introduced to the DEI Office Directors, resources, and opportunities, as well as ways to connect and get involved with affinity groups at HGSE and Harvard.

Career Services Internship Exploration Event
3 – 5 p.m. Gutman Conference Center; Gutman Library Lower Level
Internships can play a vital role in discovering a new sector, building experience, and creating a professional network! Start exploring potential internship opportunities at the HGSE Internship Exploration Event. You’ll be able to speak with local employers about their opportunities and ask questions at the S997 Field Experience course table and the International Student Table. (You do not need to attend this event in order to complete a Fall internship; this is an optional exploration session for those interested in getting a head start.)

*Because there is limited space in these offerings, registration is limited to HGSE students (we are not able to accommodate spouses, partners, and families at this time).

For questions related to Welcome Days, please contact Kevin Boehm at kevin_boehm@gse.harvard.edu.