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Announcement: Recording of Town Hall Meeting, September 15, 2020

The recording from the September 15 Town Hall Meeting is now available to the voting members of the Faculty. To watch it, click the link.

Announcement: Town Hall Meetings, Fall 2020

Dean Gay will be holding a series of town hall meetings for the voting members of the Faculty this fall. They will take place at the following times: 

  • September 15, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • October 13, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • November 17, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. 

These town hall meetings are separate from the meetings of the Faculty, which are still scheduled to take place as posted below.

Faculty Meeting Schedule 2020–2021


October 6
February 2*
November 3* 
March 2
December 1
April 6

May 4
 May 24** 

*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 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 our hours are 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 
Email: secfas at

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