Advising Events

SEAS offers an array of opportunities throughout the year for students to familiarize themselves with the different concentration pathways and to connect with concentration advisors, faculty and upperclassmen in those areas. Additionally, SEAS-affiliated student organizations also host a variety of events throughout the year to connect interested freshmen and sophomores with advising from their peers. The list below contains all events and activities related to advising that have taken place or will take place in the 2017-18 school year. For any questions about SEAS Advising Events, please contact Christina Zaldana.

Spring 2018

SEAS Spring Course Advising Fair, Monday, 1/22/18 from 4:00-5:00pm

Open office-hour event with concentration advisors from Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and each of the Engineering tracks. This event is aimed at helping freshmen with course selection for the spring term and addressing questions for all students about the concentration requirements. Union Square donuts will be served, so don't miss out! Location: MD G115

Women in Computer Science & Harvard Computer Science Society Live Q, Tuesday, 1/24/17 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Live Q is a live Q guide of CS classes and will feature students speaking about their experiences taking Spring CS classes. We'll start out with presenters giving general advice for CS classes, and then move into breakout sessions where people can find the representatives for the classes they're interested in. Location: Ticknore Lounge

SEAS @ Advising Kickoff (Advising Fortnight), Monday, 3/26/18 from 5:00-7:00pm

Advising Fortnight Events for freshmen kicks off in Annenberg on Monday, March 26. Location: Annenberg


Fall 2017


SEAS Board of Freshman Advisors Lunch, Wednesday, 8/23/17 from 12:30-2:30pm


Advising lunch for SEAS staff and faculty serving on the Board of Freshman Advisors with their new freshman advisees at SEAS. Location: Pierce 301

SEAS Freshman Advising Fair (Opening Days), Friday, 8/25/17 from 12:00pm-1:30pm

Advising fair to meet the Directors and Assistant Directors of Studies for Applied Math, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering. Lunch catered by boloco burritos. Location: MD Ground Floor Lobby

SEAS @ Freshman Academic Fair (Opening Days), Monday, 8/28/17 from 3:00pm-5:30pm

Academic fair with representatives from the 49 concentrations as well as foreign language programs will be on hand to answer your questions and offer guidance on appropriate course selection in Arts and Humanities, foreign languages, Engineering, Sciences and Math, and Social Sciences. Location: Science Center

Choosing Courses: Women in Engineering-A Student-led Panel, Friday, 9/1/17 from 7:00-8:30pm

Panel with advice about engineering classes offered this semester from members of the Harvard Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club (HURC)! There will be a panel to introduce and give an overview of each class followed by casual discussion and questions. Dumplings from Dumpling House will be served  Location: Maxwell Dworkin G115

Women in Computer Science & Harvard Computer Science Society Live Q, Tuesday, 9/5/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Are you an aspiring engineer? On the fence between engineering and CS? Planning to concentrate in art but fascinated by engineering? Join us for a student-led panel on choosing engineering courses and undergrad life at SEAS.This event is aimed toward women in engineering but is open to all! Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

WhyCS, Wednesday, 9/6/17 from 7:00-8:00pm

Discover how faculty and students at Harvard are using CS to make advances in government, medicine, social sciences, linguistics, and more. Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Considering CS? Wednesday, 10/25/17 from 4:00-6:00pm

Considering a concentration in Computer Science? As a joint/secondary? Or just taking more classes for fun? Get the facts from a student panel and Q&A reception with CS faculty. Location: Fong Auditorium & Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

Harvard College Applied Math Society (HAMS) Sophomore Declaration & SIBFAM Social, Monday, 11/6/17 from 5:30-7:30pm

Advising event in Ticknor Lounge to meet students in the Applied Math department, AM advisors, and professors to get your questions answered and finalize your declaration decisions! There will be delicious Thai food from 9 Tastes to help you guys make your choice! Location: Ticknor Lounge

AM/CS Sophomore Advising Fair, Monday, 11/6/17 from 4:00-5:00pm

Advising fair to learn more about Applied Mathematics and Computer Science through conversations with faculty, advisors, and current concentrators. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream will be served! Location: MD Ground Floor Lobby

Engineering Office Hour Event, Monday, 11/6/17 from 5:00-7:00pm

Open office-hour event with concentration advisors from Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. This event is aimed at helping sophomores submit their Plans of Study before the Declaration Deadline on Thursday, November 9th. Location: MD 119 and MD lobby