Fall Check-In

Detailed fall registration and check-in information is posted on the MyHarvardChan portal.

Important things to note:

  • E-mail is considered an official mode of communication at the School. Students are expected to check their school e-mail account as well as their student mailbox on the ground floor of the Kresge Building on a regular basis for important notices. Your mailbox number can be found on your folder label distributed at fall check-in.
  • Pregnant women, women of childbearing age attempting conception, and persons whose religious beliefs prevent them from being immunized may waive the immunization requirement by notifying HUHS in writing.
  • Students who fail to obtain administrative and/or registration clearance by the said date will be administratively withdrawn from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Privacy of Educational Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 – FERPA)
Students have the right to restrict the dissemination of their photo image and directory information. According to FERPA, during registration, each student may restrict how and to whom directory data is given (please see Appendix E: Student Records, for further details). Once a student restricts directory information, it will be used only for official Harvard University business. If restricted, this information will not be given to fellow students, organizations or outside parties and will not be published in the online photo directory, commencement publications, or alumni directories. Students should consider carefully whether to allow others access to their directory data. Students who wish to restrict their directory data may do so by visiting the FERPA channel on the Student One Stop tab of the MyHarvardChan portal. Please note that identifying information, even if restricted for directory purposes, may be shared within the classroom setting and through the use of electronic academic tools such as Canvas or I-Commons.

Students who wish to revise their decision on restricting their directory data should inform the Registrar’s Office by updating their Directory Profile indicator, under the ALICE Personal Information tab or via the registration check list on the MyHSPH portal.

Incoming students who have not satisfied admissions contingencies will be blocked from pre-registration and other registration activities. Students should note that the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) does not forward transcripts. All incoming students are required to submit official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended. Unless a student is in a Harvard Chan School joint (JD/MPH) or combined (MD/MPH) degree program all degrees must have been awarded/conferred prior to matriculation at the School. In the event that degree conferral has not occurred prior to matriculation at School, official documentation regarding the completion of all degree requirements must be submitted to School in order to be allowed to proceed with registration.