Academic and Social Events


The Department has an active Colloquium series, typically having a speaker every few weeks (Tuesdays at 3:00 in WJH B1). Topics cover the range of Psychology, from physiological to cognitive to social. The Colloquia represent a major advantage of being at Harvard -- we attract some of the biggest names in the field.

Coffee and cookies are usually served before each Colloquium, and occasionally there are opportunities to have dinner with the speaker. Announcements are posted several days in advance of each Colloquium; watch for them and don't miss the opportunity to hear top people in psychology talk about their research. Check the Departmental calendar under "News & Events" to see the latest speaker schedule. 

Area Seminars 

There are several subject-specific weekly speaker series:

Sherry Hours 

Made possible by the effort and care of Bill Santoro, provide a welcome Friday afternoon TGIF. Occurring occasionally, these affairs offer a congenial, casual and inexpensive way to end the week. Forget your Ivy-league preconceptions: folks wear denim, not tweed, and despite the name, more beer than sherry is drunk. Appetizers, music, and scintillating companions are provided for free - come on up! 

Harvest Day 

Harvest Day is offered most years in the fall.  Faculty give brief (roughly 10-15 minute) talks about their current research and then everyone gathers for a nice party.  

Other Annual Events 

The Department sponsors an annual winter holiday party for faculty, staff and students.

There is a reception honoring new Ph.D.'s on Commencement Day in May.

These events will be listed on the departmental calendar under "News & Events."