Fall Orientation

Fall 2020 Orientation will take place from Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28, 2020. Orientation programming includes opportunities to hear from School leadership, to learn about your academic program and to engage with faculty, to connect with the co-curricular resources that are available to support your success, and to begin to form meaningful connections with your peers and colleagues.  All new students are required to participate in fall orientation.

The Orientation program will be designed to be accessible to all students remotely. Synchronous orientation programming will be delivered live via Zoom and recordings of orientation programming will be made available for those that are unable to attend live. Asynchronous informational content and resources will also be shared with students via the Fall Orientation Canvas site throughout the summer and into your first semester. 

Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 24, 2020
9:30am-10:00am: Welcome Session
10:15am – 11:15am: Foundations of Public Health
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Student Services Drop-In Hours

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
9:00am – 10:30am: Calling to Public Health Workshop
11:00am – 1:30pm: Academic Program Sessions, Field of Study Sessions

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm: Self, Social, and Global Awareness Workshop
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Harvard Chan Student Organizations: Get Involved and Get Engaged

Thursday, August 27, 2020
9:00am – 2:00pm: Introduction to Co-Curricular Resources (individual times TBD)

Career and Professional Development
Countway Library
Navigating Student Loans
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Students Support

Orientation Canvas Site 

The Fall 2020 Orientation Canvas site is your hub of information and resources that will help you succeed at Harvard Chan. This site will also be your access point to all pre-Orientation activities as well as Orientation programming taking place the week of August 24, 2020. 

This site will be regularly updated in the coming weeks to share important resources, upcoming events, and ways for you to connect with the School. We encourage you to begin exploring this site and please check back often for new updates. 

Access the Fall 2020 Orientation Canvas site. 

If you are unable to access the site, please contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu.