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
14 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.495.5760
registrar@hds.harvard.edu


HDS Voices

Francis X. Clooney, S. J.

We do well to remain committed to expertise in the study of religions, to intellectual and spiritual learning across religious boundaries, and to bringing mutual understanding to fruition as an academic and religious value.—Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology; Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions

Watch "Studying Our Religions in the Particular and Meaning Something by It"