Monday, August 25

Welcome to HSPH


8:00-9:30 Check in – Orientation Cohorts A, C, E, Kresge Atrium located outside the Kresge Cafeteria
Registration begins at the CHECK-IN STATION located in the Kresge Cafeteria. There you will be given registration materials and be directed to specific stations, depending on your registration status.

10:00-11:30 Check in – Orientation Cohorts B, D, F, Kresge Atrium, outside the Kresge Cafeteria
This check-in time slot are for new students in Orientation Cohorts B, D and F.

9-1 Campus Tours, Kresge Atrium 
Staff, students and alumni from the HSPH Orientation Social Team [HOST] will lead tours of the campus starting at the Dean’s Gallery in the Kresge Atrium. Tours leave at 9, 10, 11, and 12.

10:00-10:30 Hot Topics, Kresge G-1*
10:30-11:00 Hot Topics, Kresge G-1* 
11:00-11:30 Hot Topics, Kresge G-1*
11:30-12:00 Hot Topics, Kresge G-1* 
This series of very brief presentations by some of our outstanding faculty introduces you to the very diverse, exciting, and highly interdisciplinary field of public health. We hope you will be able to attend some or all of these talks, however, given time constraints and the many competing events of this busy first day, we understand that you may only be able to attend a select few presentations.  Please come to those talks that fit your schedule and remember this is only the first part of a very busy and challenging year.  These faculty will introduce you new ideas and new ways to think as they introduce you their special area of public health.

12:00-1:00 LUNCH
Please note lunch is not provided. Sebastian’s Cafeteria offer students a 20% discount when you pay with Crimson Cash.

1:00-2:30 Welcome Address & Keynote Speech, Kresge Cafeteria 
Dean Julio Frenk welcomes you to HSPH. You will also hear from Student Government President, Alvin Tran, and Stacey Herman, Associate Dean for Student Services. Meredith Rosenthal, Professor of Health Economics and Policy and Associate Dean for Diversity will deliver this year’s keynote address.

2:30-3:00 The HSPH Academic Community: Values, Rights and Responsibilities, Kresge Cafeteria
Associate Dean for Student Services, Stacey Herman, presents some core values, rights and responsibilities of students in the HSPH community. This introductory dialogue familiarizes students with HSPH’s commitment to a person’s personal rights and freedoms, including, but not limited to, maintaining a learning community that values free inquiry while also respecting the dignity of others and providing a safe environment free from intimidation or violence.

3:00-4:00 HSPH Community Activity 

4:00-5:00 Family Social for parents, and spouses/partners, FXB Atrium
Meet other HSPH students’ partners and spouses and their families. Children are welcome to attend this event. Food and children’s activities will be available. Please RSVP by Monday, August 18th to let us know you are attending. RSVP here to attend The Family Social.

4:00-5:30 Resource Fair, Kresge Cafeteria 
Representatives from various Harvard and HSPH organizations and services will be available to share information regarding key resources for new students.

*Sessions in Kresge G-1 will be live broadcast to overflow viewing in Kresge G-2 and G-3