Students are required to attend all scheduled days of orientation programming.  Information presented and courses taught during Orientation are essential to your success at the School. Please make your travel, work, and vacation plans accordingly.

2017 Orientation Dates

Winter Orientation

Date: Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6, 2017
MPH-65 HM special program scheduled January 17 – 19, 2017

Who should attend? All new spring students enrolled in the MPH-65 Health Management program. should attend this Orientation.

An updated schedule is available at Orientation Schedule: January 2017.

Summer Orientation
Details about summer orientation, including dates, will be updated in the spring.  Please bookmark this page, and check back frequently.

Fall Orientation

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017

Who should attend? All new Fall students, SM, MPH, PhD, and any other degree seeking students* beginning their program in August 2017 should attend this Orientation.

*This includes students who are officially beginning their degree in the fall but began classes in the summer. This also includes students transitioning from masters to doctoral programs.

Guidebook – Fall Orientation Schedule
To prepare you for fall Orientation, please download the Guidebook App.

Here’s How:


  • Go to App Store and search Guidebook, then download the app
  • Go into Guidebook app and search Harvard T H Chan
  • Download that guide
  • Enjoy!


  • Download Guidebook app from the Play Store
  • Go into Guidebook app and search Harvard T H Chan
  • Download that guide
  • Enjoy!

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