Handbook for Students

The HDS Handbook for Students contains information regarding the policies, procedures, and rules of Harvard Divinity School and Harvard University, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern institutions of higher education. Degree and nondegree students and cross-registrants are accountable for the information provided in the handbook and are expected to familiarize themselves with the publication.

HDS Handbook for Students 2016-17 (PDF)

The Handbook for Students constitutes the Official Register of Harvard Divinity School. Handbooks from previous years are available on the Registrar page of my.hds (login required).

Family Educational Rights and Policy Act (FERPA) for HDS (PDF)

Published by the Registrar's Office
Harvard Divinity School
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Cambridge, MA 02138

HDS Facts

The Hollis Professorship of Divinity at HDS, endowed in 1721 and now held by Karen King, was the first named chair at Harvard and is the oldest endowed professorship in the United States.
Read Karen King's profile