The annual start to the academic year, known as Convocation, is on September 1. This year we are developing a video to play during the event that celebrates you! Please take a 10-second video of you offering your first name and “Hello” in whatever way you want: in a favorite place, with a special person, wearing a beloved t-shirt, with a family or community member or pet. So you might say: “Hello Harvard, my name is John!” If the video format isn’t possible, write your message on a piece of paper and send a still photograph of you holding it.
Through the Common Reading, you'll participate in an introduction to Harvard academics. You may choose from one of four books on climate change. Two of the titles are available to download for free through Harvard Library, and all titles shoud be easily available in libraries or for purchase online. Assistance is also available if you have difficulty procuring a copy. You can also view reading guides to prepare for the discussion during Orientation.
Whether you are studying remotely or in person, you must "check in" before you can register for classes. Online Check-In is the official process for you to indicate that you will be enrolling this academic year. For instructions, visit the... Read more about Complete Fall Check-In
The Harvard University Student Health Program is comprised of the Student Health Fee (required of all undergraduates and guarantees access to most medical services including internal medicine and specialty care) and the Student Health Insurance Plan (provides major medical coverage throughout the United States and abroad). Since Massachusetts requires all enrolled students to have health insurance, undergraduates are automatically enrolled in and charged for the Student Health Insurance Program, which may be waived if another form of insurance offers the same or comparable coverage. Students... Read more about Evaluate the Student Health Insurance Plan and Decide Whether to Waive