Concentration Declaration

Sophomores in Harvard College must declare their intended concentration by Thursday, November 8, 2018. The road to declaration can be complicated, full of stops and starts and shifting pathways. To help students navigate the many options for study available in the College, our Arts & Humanities departments hold events in the weeks leading up to Concentration Declaration Day. These events range from open houses to sundae socials. At each event, representatives of the department are on hand to answer questions about opportunities and experiences in the concentration, as well as the declaration procedure.

Consult the list below to find events for students (not just sophomores, but also curious first years and upperclass students exploring secondary fields!) geared towards concentration advising and community building.

The Classics

Pizza Party and Information Session for Potential Concentrators
Tuesday, October 30, 6-7:30pm
Boylston Hall, Ticknor Lounge (1st floor)

Comparative Literature

Drop-in Office Hours with Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sandra Naddaff
Thursday, October 18, 4-5pm
Wednesday, October 24, 11-12:30pm
Dana-Palmer House 209

Pizza with Comp Lit Concentrators
Monday, October 22, 6-6:45pm
Dana-Palmer House Seminar Room

US Movie Premier of Holy Lands followed by discussion with Director and Cast, including actress Rosanna Arquette
Sunday, October 28, 7-10pm
Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium

Comp Lit is an application concentration. The application is available on the Prospective Students page and is due on Thursday, October 25th.

For more information, please visit our website. We encourage you as well to check out our Alumni page to find out what our past students are doing now.


Germanic Languages & Literatures

Mahler's Sinfonie Nr. 2 ("Auferstehungssinfonie"/Resurrection) at the Boston Symphony Orchestra & High Tea
Friday, October 26, 12-4:30pm

Projekt Runway: Are you in or "AUS"? T-shirt Design Contest & Social Gathering with Concentrators
Date TBD

Screening of Wolfgang Staudte's Rose Bernd & Pre-Screening Dinner
Sunday, November 4, 7pm
Harvard Film Archive

Students interest in attending these events should fill out this form.

History & Literature

Open House for Prospective Concentrators
Tuesday, October 30, 6-7pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center

Hist & Lit is an application concentration. Students must submit an application by November 1st. To learn more, visit our website.


Open House for Prospective Concentrators
Tuesday, October 23, 5-7pm
Boylston Hall, 3rd floor


Open House for Sophomores
Friday, October 26, 2-4pm
Emerson Hall, Robbins Library

Study of Religion

Open House for Prospective Concentrators
Tuesday, October 23, 3:30-5:30pm
Barker Center, 3rd floor (Study of Religion Main Office)

Romance Languages & Literatures

Discover Romance at Harvard! Lunch with Faculty and Concentrators
Thursday, October 25, 11:45-1:45pm

Exploratory Lunch with Faculty and Concentrators
Monday, October 29, 11:45-1:45pm

Hors d'oeuvres Open House
Monday, November 5, 3:30-5:30pm

Sundaes with Concentrators
Tuesday, November 6, 7-8:30pm

All events are held in the RLL Lounge in Boylston Hall, 4th floor

Slavic Languages & Literatures

Open House for Prospective Concentrators
Wednesday, October 31, 3-5pm
Barker Center, 3rd floor

Theater, Dance & Media

Information Session for Prospective Concentrators
Tuesday, October 23, 4pm
Farkas Hall 203

Visual & Environmental Studies

Drop-in Office Hours with Manager of Academic Programs Paula Soares
Every Day from Thursday, October 18 - Thursday, October 25, 10am-1pm
Carpenter Center 102
Or by appointment:

VES is an application concentration. The deadline for applications is Thursday, October 25th. To learn more, visit our website and check out our flyer.