The English Department is committed to providing high quality advising to undergraduate concentrators, prospective concentrators, and any Harvard student interested in the study of English literature. The Undergraduate Program Office assigns each sophomore, junior, and senior concentrator to a faculty adviser. All concentrators are encouraged to visit other members of the English faculty during scheduled office hours. The staff of the Undergraduate Program is always available during open office hours to discuss specific questions regarding the program.

Undergraduate Program Advising Hours

steph-burt-1Stephanie Burt, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Barker Center 270;
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30pm-4:00pm
Academic advising for concentrators and prospective concentrators

Kelly Rich, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Barker Center 069;
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-3:30, Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm or make an appointment online: Schedule
Academic advising for concentrators and prospective concentrators

Darcy-FreyDarcy Frey, Director of the Creative Writing Program
Barker Center 064;
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment
Academic advising for the Creative Writing Program

Lauren BimmlerLauren Bimmler, Undergraduate Program Administrator
Barker Center 159;
Office Hours: Mondays – Fridays 10 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm
Requirements and general advising for concentrators and prospective concentrators

130507_9381 croppedHenry Vega Ortiz, Undergraduate Program Assistant
Barker Center 158;
Office Hours: Mondays – Fridays 10 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm
Requirements and general advising for concentrators, prospective concentrators, and secondary field

Student Advisory Committee

Our concentrators who serve on the Student Advisory Committee are an integral part of the Undergraduate English Program. They act as representatives of the department and are the house liaisons, there to assist students considering the English concentration with practical information and advice. Interested students are encouraged to seek out friendly faces of their house SAC representative.

Advising Fortnight

Every spring term, the English Department works in conjunction with the Advising Programs Office to offer fun and informative advising events as part of the College-wide “Advising Fortnight.” Faculty, staff, graduate students, and current concentrators participate in these events designed to give prospective English students a taste of our Department.

English Events:

Kickoff3. 26. 18
Advising Fortnight Kickoff

Monday, 03/26/18
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Annenberg Hall
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Lit Hopping3. 28. 18

Wednesday, 03/28/18
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
First Floor Barker Center and Dana Palmer House
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Host, Close Reading3. 30. 18

Friday, 03/30/18
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Kresge Room, Barker Center
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Creative Senior Theses Readings4. 05. 18

Thursday , 04/05/18
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Barker Arts Cafe
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For more information on Advising Fortnight, please visit the Advising Programs Office’s website.

 Additional Advising Resources

The Advising Programs Office is charged with coordinating, supporting, and facilitating academic advising programs for all undergraduates and, as such, works with students, faculty, the Freshman Dean’s Office, the Houses and other Harvard College and FAS offices on all aspects of pre-concentration and concentration advising.

The Bureau of Study Counsel is a resource center for academic and personal development that encourages the learning and growth of the “whole person” in the interrelated realms of intellectual, emotional, and social life.

The Office of Career Services supports all students and alumni of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in exploring and making effective career choices.