This Student Handbook is designed to provide you with information about the GSD and the University, including the policies and procedures that govern academic and student life, as well as the many resources and supports that are available to you.

This Handbook contains policies and procedures of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Although we have attempted to include most of the regulations governing graduate academic programs, some programs have additional requirements and regulations of their own. Students also should become familiar with the academic policies relevant to their individual program.

At times, a mid-year review of academic, financial, and other considerations may lead to changes in the policies, rules, and regulations applicable to students; GSD therefore reserves the right to make changes to the Student Handbook at any time. These changes may affect such matters as tuition and other fees, courses, degrees, and programs offered (including the modification or possible elimination of degrees and programs), degree and other academic requirements, academic policies, rules pertaining to student conduct and discipline, fields or areas of concentration, and other rules and regulations applicable to students.