The following items are PDF files or links for the GSD summer mailing. Items will be added and updated periodically to this page, so please check back often.
Information For New Students
All new students should upload a photo image of themselves prior to arriving on campus, no later than July 1. Please read the instructions, and then visit the image upload web site. You will need to use your Harvard University identification (HUID) number and related PIN in order to access this site (see the following paragraph concerning your HUID and PIN).
New students had their HUIDs (Harvard University identification numbers) emailed to them in April. The email also explained the process for acquiring a Harvard PIN. Through the use of the HUID and PIN, students have access to a variety of secure, Harvard web sites that allow for a smooth transition to life at the GSD. If you did not receive an email, please call the Office of Student Services at 617-495-5453.
For incoming international students: International Student Orientation will take place on Friday, August 24, with sessions to introduce you to the Design School and to living in the U.S. It's also an opportunity to meet other foreign students before becoming immersed in your studies. Please remember to check in at the Harvard International Office (HIO) upon arriving on campus. FAilure to do so will result in a hold on your ability to add and drop courses when the semester begins.
A reminder to all incoming students: Please resolve all conditions to your admission before orientation. Official copies of transcripts, test scores, grade reports, and any other required documentation must be received in the Admissions Office before orientation and registration in order to be cleared to register and receive your ID card. You must also be sure to send your immunization records to Harvard's Medical Records Office (617-495-2055) at Harvard Univesity Health Services.
MDesS welcome letter (coming soon)
Information For New and Returning Students
Also, please check the registrar procedures page for information about Fall 2012 registration (particularly returning students), studio lottery, and further information about course presentations.