Workshops and Discussions

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Workshops and discussions provide an opportunity for self-exploration, support, skill-building, and problem-solving in areas related to your academic life and learning. The private and respectful format allows you to express your thoughts, hear from your peers, and stretch your limits through creative exploration. For an updated list of workshops and events, please go to the Calendar of Upcoming Workshops and Events.

BSC academic counselors are available to facilitate workshops on request for Houses or Yards, departments, classes, or student groups. For more information, go to the Workshops on Request page or contact the BSC.

Just for Freshmen

The BSC cosponsors a series of workshops with the FDO just for freshmen. Below is a list of workshops for Spring 2017. Please look for announcements from the FDO or check the Yard Bulletin for updates and details. 

  • Blocking Panel: Having Difficult Conversations (and more!), February 10, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Preparing for Reading Period and Final Exams, April 28, 12:00-1:00pm


BSC programs and services are provided to enrolled degree candidates in the following schools:

  • Harvard College
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Harvard Extension School (by referral from the Extension School)

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General Information


All workshops and discussion groups meet at the Bureau of Study Counsel, located at 5 Linden Street, Cambridge, MA, unless noted otherwise. Click here for a map.

Can't Attend a Workshop?

Feel free to schedule an appointment with the counselor who is leading it.

On-Request Workshops

BSC counselors are available to facilitate workshops on request for Houses/Yards, dormitories, classes, teams, or student groups. Popular topics include time management, managing difficult writing tasks, creative problem-solving, cultural adjustment, and conflict-resolution skills.

Please contact the BSC at 617-495-2581 to speak with a counselor about your request.