Academic and Student Life Resources

  • The Harvard College Student Handbook

    • This online handbook spells out all the rules, regulations, and expectations of Harvard College. It will tell you about degree requirements, Ad Board votes, and more—it also has a list of all available resources for students of the College.
  • Office of Student Life (OSL)
    • The OSL supports residential life at Harvard and your experiences outside of the classroom. They have a great new website with a useful calendar of events.
  • Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC)
    • It is hard to sum up all that the Bureau does to support students—they run the Peer Tutoring program, offer counseling about academic and personal issues, and run programming about all sorts of key issues like procrastination, speaking up in class, perfectionism, and time management. The BSC also runs the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies. You should definitely go pay them a visit at least to see the space and see what they offer!
  • The Writing Center
    • This office offers free help for undergraduates working on any stage of the paper writing process. You can either schedule an hour-long conference or come in during drop-in hours.
  • The Math Question Center
    • A space to get help for Math 1a, 1b, 21a, and 21b. The center is staffed by undergrad course assistants and graduate students.
  • Office of Career Services (OCS)
    • The OCS can help you plan for your career, whether that means connecting you with a first job or helping with graduate school applications.
  • Harvard Library System
    • Don’t forget to reach out to librarians for help as your begin to research and write papers!