The Harvard College Student Handbook & Fields of Concentration

The content in these handbooks is designed to orient you to Harvard College and inform you of the academic, social, and personal development opportunities available to you and the many resources to help you along the way. The Harvard College Student Handbook contains the rules and procedures of Harvard College which students are expected to be familiar with and to follow. Specific requirements for each of the fields of concentration, secondary fields, and language citations can be found in the Fields of Concentration handbook.

The College reserves the right to make changes to the handbooks; changes are periodically made to the handbooks and are included in the addendum documentation, which will be incorporated into the final editions of the handbooks. 

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Student Handbook

The Harvard College Student Handbook includes the academic requirements of the College as well as the Honor Code and standards of our community.

2022-2023 Student Handbook (PDF)


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Fields of Concentration

The official record of requirements of Harvard College's Concentrations, Secondary Fields, and Language Citations.

2022-2023 Fields of Concentration (PDF)

2022-2023 Fields of Concentration Addendum & Updates




Archived Handbooks

Undergraduate Handbooks for Harvard College Students

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The Honor Code

Harvard College is an academic and residential community devoted to learning and the creation of knowledge. We – the academic community of Harvard College, including the faculty and students – view integrity as the basis for intellectual discovery, artistic creation, independent scholarship, and meaningful collaboration. We thus hold honesty – in the representation of our work and in our interactions with teachers, advisers, peers, and students – as the foundation of our community.

Learn more about the Honor Code