Getting Started at FAS

Important Update New Hires and Managers: In accordance with Harvard’s Coronavirus Guidelines, Getting Started at FAS Orientation program is shifting from being an in-person session to a virtual online session. This change is effective March 16 and will last through at least May 1, pending further updates to the guidelines. New hires will receive an invitation on their offer letters that they are auto-enrolled to attend an upcoming virtual orientation with our Getting Started facilitators. The FAS HR Programs team will reach out with a formal invitation and instructions for accessing the online Orientation. Please use the dropdown chart below to view Orientation session information.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences!

You have probably already heard that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is a great place to work. As you get more comfortable with our campus and your job, we urge you to explore the world of opportunities available to you here and learn for yourself what makes this working environment special.

Getting Started at FAS’s core goals are to provide new FAS employees insight, information, and strategic support that will assist them during the onboarding process and through their journey within FAS and Harvard overall. At the same time, new FAS employees will have a chance to ask questions and meet other new staff members.

For more information about Getting Started at FAS  or to reschedule to another session, please contact hr_programs@fas.harvard.edu.

Getting Started at FAS Orientation Information

New FAS Employee Orientation Info

Who: Newly hired FAS staff. Please see your new hire offer letter for the orientation session you have been invited to attend.

Where: All orientation sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. Please check in with your Department Administrator for properly set up your Zoom account, if you have not already.

When: Orientaions will be held on a bi-weekly basis starting the second week of April. Official schedule to be posted soon.
Please email hr_programs@fas.harvard.edu with any questions.

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New FAS Employee Orientation Agenda

  • Community
    • Welcome and Introductions
    • Harvard and FAS Communities
    • Q & A
  • Culture
    • FAS Org Chart
    • Division breakdown
  • Connection
    • Title IV and Key Policies
    • Resources for Development Opportunities

New FAS Employee Orientation Dates

2020 Virtual Dates:

Orientaions will be held virtually on the following dates:

April 15, 2020

April 30, 2020

May 6, 2020

May 20, 2020

New FAS Employee Orientation Registration

Registration is not required. 

Please see your offer letter indicating your virtual Getting Started at FAS orientation date.

Harvard Central Administration New Employee Orientation

Looking to learn about Harvard's benefits and services?

Please be sure to attend the Harvard-wide New Employee Orientation during your first few weeks at the FAS, where you will learn about Harvard's structure and culture as well.