Harvard Kennedy School’s academic calendar is aligned with those of the other Harvard University graduate schools for a cohesive student experience.

Important dates and events are listed in our five-year academic calendar for those planning ahead.

Our course shopping days are unique opportunities for students to sit in on different classes before the academic year gets underway to decide which ones are right for them.

And our school-wide policies make clear the HKS community standards and guidelines for degree requirements, course registration, grades, and credits as well as the activities and conduct at HKS and Harvard University—from political activism to the proper use of the Harvard name. Get to know them.