How to Harvard seminar

A new pilot program, How to Harvard is a seminar aimed at providing first-year students experience in the opportunities and resources that are a fundamental component of the Harvard College liberal arts and sciences education. 

As part of the seminar, students will be asked to reflect on questions related to what they would like their Harvard experience to be. They will have an opportunity to experience the resources available at Harvard and develop skills to help them in accessing the resources.

What will you learn?

The seminar focuses on developing essential skills for academic success including managing your time and exploring possible concentrations. You will learn tools and tips for creating and using a calendar to manage your assignments and you will learn resources for planning out future semesters to ensure that you can take the courses needed to fulfill your concentration and other requirements. The seminar will also introduce you to the resources for exploring research opportunities and careers as well as international experiences and public service opportunities. You will have a chance to visit offices and meet representatives from those offices. In addition, each seminar meeting will give you a chance to reflect on your academic goals and to share the experience with a group of peers.

For more information about this pilot, please email