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The J.D. Orientation Class of 2021 Schedule is posted below. Your individual section schedule may vary. J.D. Orientation is mandatory and all incoming J.D. students must be on campus during the orientation period.

J.D. Orientation 2018, Class of 2021

J.D. Orientation 2018, Class of 2021

  • Monday, August 27

    9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Move-In starts at 9:00 am for all 1Ls in dorms

    9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Office of the Registrar hosts HUID pick-up (Terrace Lounge)

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Casual Welcome BBQ, (Jarvis Field/Caspersen Patio)

  • Tuesday, August 28

    9:00 am – 5:00 pm  J.D. Move-In continues

    9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Office of the Registrar hosts HUID pick up (Milstein East)

    10:00 am – 4:00 pm Library Tours (Tours offered every hour beginning at the Circulation Desk, sign-up online)

    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Campus Life Fair (Milstein East)

    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Campus Tours with HLS Resident Assistants (Milstein Corridor)

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  International J.D. Luncheon (Milstein West)

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Optional Canvas Trainings (Areeda 524, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm)

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Spouses, Partners, and Kids Social (WCC 1015 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Caspersen Patio/Jarvis Field from 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

  • Wednesday, August 29

    8:30 am – 9:00 am  Check-in at WCC Section classrooms, breakfast served in Milstein West *Students will receive a section-specific email with their exact check-in location

    10:30 am – 11:30 am  HLS Dean John Manning’s Welcome for all new students (Sanders Theater)

    12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  Life in the Law presentation (Milstein East/West)

    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Introduction to 1L Faculty Section Leaders (Section classrooms)

    3:30 pm – 6:00 pm  Q&A with Board of Student Advisers and Section Photos (Section classrooms | Austin Hall)

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Faculty Section Leader Dinners (TBD)

  • Thursday, August 30

    8:00 am – 8:30 am  Breakfast (Section classrooms)

    8:30 am – 10:15 am  Building Excellence and Engagement at HLS (Section classrooms)

    10:15 am – 11:45 am  Faculty Section Leader Programming | Lunch (Section classrooms)

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Dean’s Conversation (Milstein East/West)

    2:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Boda Borg *(Sign up for a specific time slot on Eventbrite)

  • Friday, August 31

    9:00 am – 9:30 am  Breakfast (Milstein East)

    9:30 am – 11:00 am  Guide to Success and Support at HLS (Milstein East/West)

    11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Student Government hosts TALK | HLS Student Speaker Series (Milstein East/West)

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Board of Student Advisers Off-Campus Lunches with Legal Research and Writing Group

    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Faculty Section Leader Programming

    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  LAWn Party (Holmes Field)

  • Saturday, September 1

    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Affinity Group Reception (Milstein East/West)

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If you are a student with a disability who is requesting accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office (WCC 3039, accessibility@law.harvard.edu, 617-495-1880).