The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for admissions procedures, financial aid, course registration, orientation and commencement, student life, student accommodations, Title IX—interacting with students from the time they first become interested in studying at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design through graduation and beyond. There are many offices within Student Affairs, but everyone works together for the students. Whether exploring programs as a prospective student, participating in orientation, registering for courses, applying for financial aid, getting academic and personal support, or getting ready for commencement, the Student Affairs suite is the one-stop shop.

As the GSD community adjusts to the new “norm,” one thing remains the same: the Office of Student Affairs’ commitment to providing students with services and support. Below, please find a list of resources and contacts for your reference.

To make an appointment with a member of the Office of Student Affairs team, please visit our online booking page.

Accommodations/[email protected]
Registering for classroom accommodations or temporary services related to injury, health, or disability.

Admissions/[email protected]
Incoming student questions regarding prerequisites and I-20s.

Career Services/[email protected]
Career advising, resume review, and Community Fellowship Program inquires. For career counseling appointments, Current students may schedule an appointment through CREATE.

Financial Aid/ [email protected]
Financial support and aid inquiries for incoming and current students.

Registrar/ [email protected]
Transcripts and document requests as well as questions relating to class registration, grading, and CPT.

Student Groups/ [email protected]
Questions related to student groups, including finances, events, and outreach. Commencement inquires.

Student Issues and Concerns/ [email protected]
Contact for students facing academic and personal difficulties and in need of additional support.

Title IX Student Resource Coordinator/Kelly Wisnaskas, [email protected]
Contact to discuss sensitive matters pertaining to sexual or gender-based harassment in the Harvard community.

General Student Affairs Inquiries/ [email protected]
For general questions and inquiries not related to a specific department or services. To make an appointment with a member of the Student Affairs team.

Please feel free to contact us at any time. Until then, stay safe and well.


Laura Snowdon,
Dean of Students