COVID-19 FAQ

  • Will Summer 2020 courses be taught in-person or on-line?
    • All Summer 2020 courses will be taught on-line.
  • Will Fall 2020 courses be taught in-person or on-line?
    • All Fall 2020 courses will be taught on-line.
  • How do I submit a form to the Registrar’s Office?
    • All forms may be electronically submitted via email to registrar@hsph.harvard.edu. Please be sure to cc your academic advisor and academic or program administrator
  • When will my May 2020 diploma be mailed to me?
    • May 2020 diplomas will be mailed mid-late June 2020, as long as you provided us with a diploma mailing address prior to Commencement and your student account is at a zero balance.
  • How can I defend my dissertation or thesis
    • Defenses must be done virtually, using Zoom
    • Links to the Zoom meeting must be sent to Michelle Pessinis to be published on the Events Calendar.
  • How do I submit my dissertation or thesis for November 2020 graduation?
    • These should be submitted electronically by September 18th in ETD’s@ Harvard
  • I am graduating November 2020.  How do I get my diploma?
    • Please note that in order to receive your diploma, all student accounts must be at a zero balance. We will be providing information regarding diploma distribution options at a later date.
  • What if I have a question about my visa?
  • Where can I find further information about the University’s response to the Coronavirus?