In addition to support and services offered within the department, students have access a variety of resources across the University. Students are encouraged to explore all the offerings and take advantage of the services available.    

    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    The Office of Student Life at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers several resources to assist students throughout their program. Learn more about GSAS policies and resources available for academic support, health and wellness and cultural and recreation. The GSAS Student Center offers social, intellectual, and recreational activities designed to help GSAS students make connections outside of the classroom, lab, or library. Get involved with the Graduate Student Council or just take advantage of a wide range of activities geared toward students. The Harvard International Office offers resources for students coming from abroad. Information on visa requirements, SSN, Curricular and Optimal Training programs and a wide variety of other resources can be found on their page. 

    Registrar's Office

    The FAS Registrar’s Office provides a variety of services to students including tracking students’ registration status, managing the course enrollment process (Registration, Add/Drop, Cross-Registration), setting the Academic Calendar and billing tuition and fees. Transcripts, certificates of enrollment, and degree verifications are processed by the Registrar’s Office for all FAS students. The Registrar's Office also oversees the PhD Dissertation Submission and Graduation/Diplomas.

    Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

    Self-care is crucial during the PhD program and Harvard Health Services offers a no-cost support service that works collaboratively across the University to support registered students who are experiencing some measure of distress in their lives. Aside from short-term counseling, CAMHS offers groups/workshops, peer education, wellness sessions, stress management and much more. 


    Harvard has over 70 libraries that together comprise the Harvard Library, the largest academic research collection in the world  and that offers unparalleled print and digital collections. GSAS students have direct access to all of the amazing resources, plus databases and e-resources that help advance research.