Getting Started at FAS

Getting Started

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’s core goal is to give 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, you will have a chance to ask questions and meet other new staff members.

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.  

Getting Started at FAS Information

Registration is not required: New staff members the FAS please see your offer letter indicating your Getting Started at FAS orientation date. No separate registration is needed for this orientation.

Where: All sessions are held at Lamont Library, Harvard Yard, in the Forum Room 335, 3rd Floor

When: Held on a monthly basis from 9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. with the upcoming orientation session(s) on:


2019-2020 Dates:

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Thursday, December 19th, 2019


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Thursday, June 18th, 2020


For more information about Getting Started at FAS  or to reschedule to another session, please contact