Admissions Virtual Events

HDS Admissions offers a variety of opportunities to connect with us. Please see below for a list of upcoming events, which are geared to provide prospective applicants with information on Harvard Divinity School, our degree programs, and the application for admission.

Admissions Virtual Events - September 2020

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 10, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT) 

The Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as theology, public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, environmental science, and socially responsible business. 

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 15, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT)

The Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as theology, public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, environmental science, and socially responsible business.

HDS Overview, Application Requirements, and Best Practices

September 16, 2020 | 5 pm (EDT) 

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School! This virtual information session will provide participants with an overview of the degree programs, community life, and some tips on the application process. 

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 17, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT)

The Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as theology, public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, environmental science, and socially responsible business. 

Ask Me Anything with Kate and Julia, Current HDS Students

September 22, 2020 | Noon (EDT)

Join Kate, a current MTS student, and Julia, a current MDiv student, for a conversation about their experiences at HDS. Come and ask questions about what it’s like to be an HDS current student.

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 23, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT)

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org. 

HDS Overview, Application Requirements, and Best Practices 

September 24, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School! This virtual information session will provide participants with an overview of the degree programs, community life, and some tips on the application process. 

Intro to Div School 101: A Digital, Joint Recruitment Event hosted by the Association of Academic Divinity Schools

September 24, 2020 | 7 pm (EDT)

Join representatives from Harvard Divinity School, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), The University of Chicago Divinity School, Duke Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and Yale Divinity School, as we share information on our programs and offer opportunities for prospective students to ask questions and learn more. Register for Intro to Div School 101.

Meet Rev. Amy Fisher, Denominational Counselor to Methodist Students

September 25, 2020 | 11 am (EDT) 

Meet Amy Fisher, Denominational Counselor to Methodist Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Amy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Methodist HDS students. 

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 25, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT)

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org.

Harvard at Howard 

September 25, 2020 | 3 pm (EDT) 

Harvard Divinity School joins 9 other Harvard Graduate Schools for a joint virtual recruitment event for Howard University current students to share information on our degree programs and best practices. 

Midwest Graduate School Summit, Purdue University

September 28, 2020

Further information can be found on the Purdue website.

Meet Reebee Girash: Denominational Counselor to Disciples of Christ (DOC) and United Church of Christ (UCC) Students

September 28, 2020 | 10:30 am (EDT) 

Meet Reebee Girash, Denominational Counselor to Disciples of Christ (DOC)/United Church of Christ (UCC) students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Reebee and learn about the resources for, and community of, DOC/UCC HDS students. 

Meet Timothy Stein: Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students

September 28, 2020 | 3:30 pm (EDT) 

Meet Timothy Stein, Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Timothy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Lutheran HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Tim and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another denominational counselor, please reach out directly.

Being LGBTQIA+ at HDS

September 29, 2020 | 5 pm (EDT)

Connect with HDS staff and current students and learn more about the HDS community! 

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 30, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT) 

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org. 

Admissions Virtual Events - October 2020

International Student Experiences at HDS

October 1, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students and learn more about the HDS community! 

Meet Liza Stern: Denominational Counselor to Jewish Students

October 1, 2020 | 3 pm (EDT) 

Meet Liza Stern, Denominational Counselor to Jewish Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Liza and learn about the resources for, and community of, Jewish HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Liza and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Ask Me Anything with Kate and Julia, Current HDS Students

October 2, 2020 | Noon (EDT)

Join Kate, a current MTS student, and Julia, a current MDiv student, for a conversation about their experiences at HDS. Come and ask questions about what it’s like to be an HDS current student.

Meet Patricia Simpson: Denominational Counselor to Roman Catholic Students

October 2, 2020 | 4:30 pm (EDT) 

Meet Patricia Simpson, Denominational Counselor to Roman Catholic Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Patricia and learn about the resources for, and community of, Catholic HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Patricia and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Idealist Virtual Grad School Fair

October 5, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT) 

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org. 

Meet Samuel Hogan: Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students

October 6, 2020 | 2 pm (EDT)

Meet Samuel Hogan, Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Samuel and learn about the resources for, and community of, Pentecostal HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Samuel and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly. 

Religious, Spiritual, and Community Life at HDS

October 6, 2020 | 5 pm (EDT) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students to learn more about the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and how current students create community at HDS. 

Navigating HDS as a Student of Color

October 7, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students to learn more about the HDS community! 

Idealist Virtual Grad School Fair

October 8, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT) 

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org. 

Intro to Div School 101: A Digital, Joint MDiv Recruitment Event hosted by the Association of Academic Divinity Schools 

October 13, 2020 | 7 pm (EDT) 

Join representatives from Harvard Divinity School, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), The University of Chicago Divinity School, Duke Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and Yale Divinity School, as we share information on the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at each of the institutions, and offer opportunities for prospective students to ask questions and learn more.

Idealist Virtual Grad School Fair

October 14, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT) 

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org. 

Exploring the Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree

October 15, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Connect with HDS faculty, staff, and current students and learn more about the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program at Harvard Divinity School.  Come and learn how HDS thinks of ministry as broadly defined! 

Idealist Virtual Grad School Fair

October 16, 2020 | 1 pm (EDT) 

The Virtual Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with social-impact graduate schools. Harvard Divinity School will host a virtual booth at this event, where you can come have a one-on-one informal instant message chat with an HDS Admissions staff member. Drop by anytime during the fair, and feel free to come with any questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you. Note that to attend this event, you need to register directly with Idealist.org. 

HDS Alumni: Where Are They Now?

October 19, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Hear from alumni to learn more about how their HDS experiences have informed their academic and professional journeys. 

Meet Timothy Stein: Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students

October 19, 2020 | 3:30 pm (EDT) 

Meet Timothy Stein, Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Timothy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Lutheran HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Timothy and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Ministry Opportunities Fair, Hendrix College

October 19, 2020 | 5:30 pm (EDT)

This fair is open to all students across the state of Arkansas. Registration information and further information can be found on the Hendrix College website

Meet Samuel Hogan: Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students

October 20, 2020 | 2 pm (EDT)

Meet Samuel Hogan, Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Samuel and learn about the resources for, and community of, Pentecostal HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Samuel and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly. 

Exploring the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Degree

October 20, 2020 | 5 pm (EDT)

Connect with HDS faculty, staff, and current students and learn more about the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree program at Harvard Divinity School. 

Navigating HDS as a First Generation Student

October 21, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students and learn more about the HDS community! 

Ask Me Anything with Atéha and Kate, Current HDS Students

October 21, 2020 | 5:30pm (EDT) 

Join Kate, a current MTS student, and Atéha, a current MDiv student, for a conversation about their experiences at HDS. Ask questions about what it’s like to be an HDS student. 

Graduate and Professional School Fair, Warren Wilson College

October 22, 2020 | 11 am (EDT)

More information coming soon.

Exploring the Master of Religion and Public Life

October 22, 2020 | 5 pm (EDT)

Connect with HDS faculty and staff and learn more about the Master of Religion and Public Life (MRPL) degree program at Harvard Divinity School.

Meet Reebee Girash: Denominational Counselor to Disciples of Christ (DOC) and United Church of Christ (UCC) Students

October 26, 2020 | 10:30 am (EDT) 

Meet Reebee Girash, Denominational Counselor to Disciples of Christ (DOC)/United Church of Christ (UCC) students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Reebee and learn about the resources for, and community of, DOC/UCC HDS students. 

Ask Me Anything with Atéha and Kate, Current HDS Students

October 26. 2020 |11 am (EDT) 

Join Kate, a current MTS student, and Atéha, a current MDiv student, for a conversation about their experiences at HDS. Ask questions about what it’s like to be an HDS student. 

2020 HDS Virtual Open House for Prospective Students

October 28, 2020 | 9 am-5 pm (EDT)

Join us for the 2020 HDS Virtual Open House for Prospective Students! This day's events will provide participants with synchronous and asynchronous opportunities to learn more about Harvard Divinity School, our degree programs, student life, the admissions and financial aid processes and more! There will be ample opportunities throughout the day to pop in and out of events and ask any questions you may have. Recordings of panels will be made available to registrants.

Meet Liza Stern: Denominational Counselor to Jewish Students

October 29, 2020 | 3 pm (EDT) 

Meet Liza Stern, Denominational Counselor to Jewish Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Liza and learn about the resources for, and community of, Jewish HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Liza and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Meet Rev. Amy Fisher, Denominational Counselor to Methodist Students

October 30, 2020 | 11 am (EDT) 

Meet Amy Fisher, Denominational Counselor to Methodist Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Amy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Methodist HDS students. 

Social Justice at HDS

October 30, 2020 | Noon (EDT) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students and learn more about the HDS community! 

Meet Rali Weaver: Denominational Counselor to Unitarian Universalist Students 

Connect with Rali to learn about the resources for, and community of, UU HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School.

Admissions Virtual Events - November 2020

Meet Patricia Simpson: Denominational Counselor to Roman Catholic Students

November 2, 2020 | 4:30 pm (EST)

Meet Patricia Simpson, Denominational Counselor to Roman Catholic Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Patricia and learn about the resources for, and community of, Catholic HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Patricia and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.  

HDS Overview, Application Requirements, and Best Practices

November 9, 2020 | Noon (EST)

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School! This virtual information session will provide participants with an overview of the degree programs, community life, and some tips on the application process. 

Meet Samuel Hogan: Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students 

November 10, 2020 | 2 pm (EST)

Meet Samuel Hogan, Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Samuel and learn about the resources for, and community of, Pentecostal HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Samuel and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Ask Me Anything with Atéha and Kate, Current HDS Students

November 12, 2020 | 1 pm (EST) 

Join Kate, a current MTS student, and Atéha, a current MDiv student, for a conversation about their experiences at HDS. Ask questions about what it’s like to be an HDS student. 

Intro to Div School 101: A Digital, Joint Recruitment Event hosted by the Association of Academic Divinity Schools 

November 12, 2020 | 7 pm (EST) 

Join representatives from Harvard Divinity School, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), The University of Chicago Divinity School, Duke Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and Yale Divinity School, as we share information on our Master of Theological Studies (MTS)/Master of Arts(MA)/Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) programs at each of the institutions, and offer opportunities for prospective students to ask questions and learn more. The registration link will be forthcoming shortly. 

Field Education at HDS

November 16, 2020 | Noon (EST) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students and learn more about Field Education opportunities (open to MDiv and MTS Students) and how students gain hands-on experience during the course of their time at HDS. 

Meet Timothy Stein: Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students

November 16, 2020 | 3:30 pm (EST) 

Meet Timothy Stein, Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Timothy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Lutheran HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Timothy and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Applying to HDS at Mid-Career

November 18, 2020 | Noon. (EST) 

Connect with HDS staff and current students and learn more about the HDS community! 

Student Organization Spotlight: Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School

November 19, 2020 | 3 pm (EST)

If you're interested in academic research, publishing, or preparing for doctoral applications while at HDS, come to this event for prospective students hosted by the Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School. You'll hear from Kate, the journal's Editor-in-Chief and a Graduate Assistant in the Admissions Office, about how you can get involved with the journal and how HDS can prepare you for work in academia.

Meet Reebee Girash: Denominational Counselor to Disciples of Christ (DOC) and United Church of Christ (UCC) Students

November 23, 2020 | 10:30 am (EST) 

Meet Reebee Girash, Denominational Counselor to Disciples of Christ (DOC)/United Church of Christ (UCC) students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Reebee and learn about the resources for, and community of, DOC/UCC HDS students. 

Ask Me Anything with Atéha and Kate, Current HDS Students

November 23, 2020 | 11 am (EST) 

Join Kate, a current MTS student, and Atéha, a current MDiv student, for a conversation about their experiences at HDS. Ask questions about what it’s like to be an HDS student. 

Meet Rali Weaver: Denominational Counselor to Unitarian Universalist Students 

Connect with Rali to learn about the resources for, and community of, UU HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School.

Admissions Virtual Events - December 2020

Meet Samuel Hogan: Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students 

December 1, 2020 | 2 pm (EST)

Meet Samuel Hogan, Denominational Counselor to Pentecostal Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Samuel and learn about the resources for, and community of, Pentecostal HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Samuel and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Meet Liza Stern: Denominational Counselor to Jewish Students

December 3, 2020 | 3 pm (EST) 

Meet Liza Stern, Denominational Counselor to Jewish Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Liza and learn about the resources for, and community of, Jewish HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Liza and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Meet Rev. Amy Fisher, Denominational Counselor to Methodist Students

December 4, 2020 | 11 am (EST) 

Meet Amy Fisher, Denominational Counselor to Methodist Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Amy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Methodist HDS students. 

Meet Timothy Stein: Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students

December 7, 2020 | 3:30 pm (EST) 

Meet Timothy Stein, Denominational Counselor to Lutheran Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Timothy and learn about the resources for, and community of, Lutheran HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Timothy and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

Meet Patricia Simpson: Denominational Counselor to Roman Catholic Students

December 7, 2020 | 4:30 pm (EST)

Meet Patricia Simpson, Denominational Counselor to Roman Catholic Students, for an informal gathering where prospective students can connect with Patricia and learn about the resources for, and community of, Catholic HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational Counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School. If you wish to connect with Patricia and this date/time doesn’t work for you, or you want to connect with another Denominational Counselor, feel free to reach out directly.

HDS Overview, Application Requirements, and Best Practices

December 7, 2020 | 5 pm (EST)

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School! This virtual information session will provide participants with an overview of the degree programs, community life, and some tips on the application process. 

Intro to Div School 101: A Digital, Joint Recruitment Event hosted by the Association of Academic Divinity Schools 

December 8, 2020 | 7 pm (EST) 

Join representatives from Harvard Divinity School, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), The University of Chicago Divinity School, Duke Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and Yale Divinity School, as we share information on our programs and offer opportunities for prospective students to ask questions and learn more. 

Faculty, Advising, and Research at HDS

December 9, 2020 | 5 pm (EST)

Hosted by Catherine Brekus, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion (FAS), this event is intended to provide prospective students with insight into faculty, advising and research at HDS and how students are able to tailor their academic experience at HDS based on their specific interests and goals.

Meet Rali Weaver: Denominational Counselor to Unitarian Universalist Students 

Connect with Rali to learn about the resources for, and community of, UU HDS students. HDS has 12 Denominational counselors who work with students throughout their time at Divinity School.