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)

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HDS Voices

Laura S. Nasrallah

I think that certain sectors of the academy are surprised that religion hasn't died out. Everyone's noticing that religious discourse is actually alive and well, and violently affecting politics. There's a new urgency to learning about and discussing religion. We need to be able to respect the fact that people who have deeply held convictions and practices might speak in terms that don't match ours.
Laura S. Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

Watch Laura S. Nasrallah's 2014 Convocation address, "Why Religious Studies Matters"

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