Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do during my visit to HDS?

  • Small-group information sessions. Offered generally twice a week, from April to December, these hour-long sessions with a member of the staff in the Office of Admissions provide an overview of our academic programs, community life, and the admissions process. Information sessions are not evaluative interviews and are not required as part of the admissions process. To register, please see the calendar below.

  • Tours of the HDS campus with a current student. Offered regularly throughout the calendar year. To register, please
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Which HDS community events can I attend while I'm on campus?

  • Community Tea. Hosted by the Office of Student Life from 3:30 to 5:15 pm every Tuesday in the academic year, Community Tea offers a chance for students, faculty, and staff to engage in informal conversation over beverages and food. It is a time to relax, refuel, and reconnect with the community. If you are interested in attending Community Tea, please come to the Office of Admissions at 3 pm on Tuesdays to sign in and obtain a visitor pass.

  • Noon Service. Hosted by a different religious community of the HDS campus, this service
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How can I stay connected with HDS?

Update your contact information. The most important thing you can do to stay connected with HDS is to make sure we have your up-to-date contact information, particularly your preferred email address.

Alumni and friends of HDS can update their address in the following ways:

  • Alumni can log in to their alumni.harvard account and update their contact information through the online form. If you are a graduate of HDS and you would like an account or would like to access your existing account, please visit
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Can I use the library?

Alumni have complimentary access to Andover-Harvard Theological Library and to ATLASerials®, an online collection of more than 70 major religion and theology journals. To gain access to the library and the ATLASerials® database, send an email to that includes your full name and degree year. After a member of the staff has verified that you are a graduate of the School, you will be sent login information to access the database.