Harvard Kennedy School’s academic calendar is aligned with those of the other graduate schools at Harvard University, 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 our students to sit in on different classes before the academic year gets underway, to decide which ones are right for them.

Our school-wide policies make clear our 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.