Being a member of the GSD’s alumni community provides you with unique access to each of the following:
ALUMNI + FRIENDS EVENTS
A wonderful way to renew existing friendships with former classmates, network with alumni, gather with students and faculty, and explore what’s new at the GSD. Please be sure to check the event page current information.
GSD ALUMNI COUNCIL
Serving on the GSD Alumni Council offers a special opportunity to advance the School and strengthen its relationship with its graduates. Council members facilitate alumni gatherings in connection with fundraising, continuing education programs, student recruitment, networking, and employment of students and recent graduates. For more information about joining the Alumni Council, please contact Brad Quigley, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-495-4315.
Career Services welcomes alumni to take an active role in career-related events and services by participating in career panels, seminars, networking events, and recruitment of GSD students. Alumni can post jobs and internships for current students and fellow graduates, and also search opportunities from Career Services and alumni. For more information, please contact Meryl Golden, Director of Career Services at email@example.com or 617-495-4289.
Page: The GSD LinkedIn page is run by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for verified GSD alumni, students, faculty, and staff to network and share news.
TRANSCRIPTS & DIPLOMAS
An official copy of your transcript can be requested from the Registrar in the Office of Student Services. The transcript can be mailed or picked up in-person. In case of loss, theft, or destruction of an original Harvard Graduate School of Design diploma, replacement diplomas can be obtained by filing a request with the Office of the Registrar.
THE FRANCES LOEB LIBRARY AND HARVARD LIBRARIES
Alumni interested in borrowing privileges may apply for a Special Borrowers Card by visiting the Privileges office in Widener Library.
Two types of Special Borrower Cards are available to GSD alumni:
- Borrowing privileges at the Frances Loeb Library for one year: no cost
- Borrowing privileges to the Frances Loeb Library AND borrowing privileges at the additional libraries listed below for one year: $200
Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Cabot Science Library, Loeb Music Library, Fine Arts Library, McKay Library, Harvard-Yenching Library, Tozzer Library, Widener Library, and Wolbach Library.
All Harvard alumni have access to online resources available through the Harvard Library. Plus, gain access to more than 7,500 online journals and e-books through the Harvard Library: library.harvard.edu/how-to/use-harvard-library-alum
A biannual publication of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard Design Magazine probes beyond the reaches of the established design disciplines to enrich and challenge current design discourse. Alumni are eligible to receive 20% off a subscription via the subscription management company Bruil & van de Staaij. Upon check out, enter the discount code hgsdalum2019.
The GSD’s Office of Executive Education offers an extensive menu of open enrollment programs that explore timely design issues and trends. GSD alumni receive a 20% discount on tuition.
The GSD’s alumni website provides a forum to share and view updates from classmates and fellow alumni. Share updates about projects, life events, and professional accomplishments.
To submit an update, visit: groundedvisionaries.org/connect/share-your-story
To view, visit: groundedvisionaries.org/alumni/class-notes
EXHIBITIONS IN DRUKER DESIGN GALLERY
Stay current with the GSD by visiting the Druker Design Gallery and other exhibition spaces. Exhibitions feature projects by leading designers, planners, and artists that illustrate historical perspectives and contemporary projects, as well as broad design approaches and issues.
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
The GSD lecture program presents nationally and internationally prominent speakers from various fields who provide extraordinary insight into contemporary professional practice and scholarship.
HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RESOURCES
As graduates of the GSD, you are also members of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), which provides services and opportunities to Harvard alumni from all Harvard schools.
HarvardKey is Harvard University’s unified online user credential, uniquely identifying you to Harvard IT applications and services to grant you access to resources such as free access to library resources, the alumni directory, and discussion forums.
Keep your contact information current via the alumni directory. Find fellow alumni and create a contact list of people you keep in touch with regularly. Create a robust profile to build your career network by connecting with alumni by industry, specialty, or company.
All Harvard alumni can submit alumni notes online through Alumni.Harvard.edu. Share your career updates, life milestones, photos, and interesting content with other alumni. Alumni notes submitted on Alumni.Harvard will be viewable to fellow alumni on the HAA website, and are linked from the online directory.
Sign up for a free email subscription to the Harvard Gazette, as well as Harvard Magazine.
A free online educational experience exclusively for Harvard alumni. This experimental course focuses on “Explorations in Learning”, covering a wide range of topics with celebrated faculty: Neuroscience with David Cox, Poetry in America with Elisa New, Einstein Revolution with Peter Galison, and more.
CLUBS AND SIGs
From networking opportunities to intellectual enrichment, Harvard Clubs and SIGs offer a wide range of programmatic, community service, and educational opportunities to help develop and strengthen your alumni network.
Connect with fellow alumni around common interests, hot topics, or career opportunities through the Discussion Forums
Development and Alumni Relations: gsd.harvard.edu/alumni / 617.495.4315
Submission for Alumni Updates: groundedvisionaries.org/connect/share-your-story
GSD Registrar: gsd.harvard.edu/resources/office-of-the-registrar
Career Services: gsd.harvard.edu/career-services
Harvard Alumni Association: alumni.harvard.edu
Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs): alumni.harvard.edu/haa/clubs-sigs
Frances Loeb Library: gsd.harvard.edu/frances-loeb-library
Harvard Main Line: 617.495.1000
GSD Main Line: 617.495.4731
Student Services: 617.495.5453