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Announcement: Cancellation of the Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, April 7

There being insufficient business ready for action upon the docket, the Dean of the Faculty has recommended, and the Faculty Council has agreed, that the regular meeting of the Faculty on April 7, 2020, be omitted.

Faculty Meeting Schedule 2019–2020


October 1
February 4*
November 5* 
March 3
December 3
April 7

May 5
 May 26** 

*includes in camera degree proceedings
**in camera degree meeting (begins at 4:30 p.m.)


All regular meetings of the Faculty are held in the Faculty Room in University Hall on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Tea is served at 2:30 p.m.

If a meeting time or location is to be changed, notice will be given by the Secretary of the Faculty.

Per the Rules of Faculty Procedure, “No class meeting, tutorial conference, examination, or other academic activity under the control of this Faculty and involving the presence of a voting member of this Faculty, and no meeting of any committee of this Faculty or of any of its subdivisions, shall be scheduled from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m., or any part of that period, on any of the days designated for regular Faculty meetings.”

For a printable PDF of the 2019–2020 schedule of the regular meetings of the Faculty, click the link.

Faculty Meeting Schedule 2020–2021

For a printable PDF of the 2020–2021 schedule of the regular meetings of the Faculty, click the link.

Rules of Faculty Procedure

The Rules of Faculty Procedure as adopted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Free Speech Guidelines




Closeup of Chair in Faculty Room with Ve Ri Tas Inscription



Contact Information

The Office of the Secretary is located on the ground floor of University Hall in Harvard Yard and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For general inquiries, call (617) 495-1873.

For questions regarding Memorial Minutes or black-bordered cards, call (617) 495-3613.

For questions regarding prizes or standing committees, call (617) 495-4780.

For questions regarding the meetings of the Faculty or of the Faculty Council, call (617) 495-3613.

Susan L. Lively
Secretary of the Faculty

(617) 495-3613
susan_lively at

Claire Davis 
Coordinator for the Office of the Secretary
(617) 495-1873
clairedavis at

Karleen Myers 
Administrative Coordinator
(617) 495-4780
kmyers at

Mailing Address

Office of the Secretary of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
University Hall, Ground Floor
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone:  (617) 495-1873 
Fax:  (617) 496-3909 
Email: secfas at

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