Registration Policies

In-Person & Virtual Spring 2022 Registration Information 

14–Week Fall session: January 24 - April 30, 2022.

Registration for spring 2022 semester is available on a first-come, first-served basis from Tuesday, November 16th at 2pm through Friday, January 14 at 4pm. Early registration is strongly recommended – classes fill quickly. Registration is secured through receipt of payment and completed forms. Please read below "How to register?" to find out your "User Type." You must be 18 years or older to register.

Multi-class registration: Please email Ji-Eun Kim for more information.

Harvard Employees: TAP is accepted for all in-person spring 2022 courses. Once you register as a TAP eligible employee, Ji-Eun Kim will email you with the information needed to complete your TAP form. You must email Ji-Eun Kim with completed TAP form to avoid any additonal charges.

Health and Safety: All participants in Ceramics Program classes must abide by current Harvard University policies and practices to Keep Harvard Healthy. All participants without Harvard ID# must provide their date of birth in their registration account. Registered participants will be provided with information on communicating vaccination status and submitting vaccination card images to Harvard University Health Services, participating in required COVID-19 testing cadences, wearing masks at all times when in the building and observing physical distancing where required. These guidelines will change over time, and participants should expect to review and take steps to comply with the most updated guidelines before classes begin and throughout the fall term.

The Ceramics Program reserves the right to suspend any and all programs at any time if health and safety conditions change.

Online Registration and Policies

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How to register?

  1. Click on "Login or Create Your Account" button above
  2. When creating a new account, choose correct user type. See below
  • Adult Community: 18+, General Public, Harvard alumni, fellows, Harvard Extension School students, Harvard University Doctoral Candidates and faculty/staff who are not TAP-eligible; students from universities other than Harvard
  • Harvard Employees eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): TAP regular (employees worked less than 15 years) and TAP long service (employees who worked 15 or more years at Harvard). 
  • Harvard College Undergraduate Students: Currently enrolled students at Harvard College. This does not include Harvard Extension School Undergraduate Students. You must register with your Harvard email – we can arrange for an alternative email to be used for class after registration is complete.
  • Harvard Graduate Students: Currently enrolled students in a Harvard University Graduate Program. This does not include Harvard Extension School Graduate Students or Harvard University Doctoral Candidates.
  1. On your top left column, click "Spring 2022 Courses for Adults", "Spring 2022 Courses for Harvard Undergraduates", "Spring 2022 Courses for Harvard Graduates" or "Virtual Spring 2022 Courses" to view classes, or click "Visiting Artist Workshop" to view workshops.
  2. Click on the class/workshop/series of your interest, then click on "Register Now" or "Add to Waitlist". Follow the prompts to make a payment. To find out the fee info, click on the course # under "section" colunm.

Questions about registration, accessibility, and employee assistance programs such as TAP: contact Ji-Eun Kim, Administrative Coordinator.

Questions regarding course content: email Kathy King, Director

Access to facility and materials: For all in-person courses, except Advancing Glazes course, your course fees cover instructions, 7-day access to studio, use of equipment and all clays (terra cotta, midrange, and high fire stoneware, sculpture body, porcelain, and midrange casting slip), bisque firing, glazes, and glaze firing allotment up to 6,800 to 8,600 cubic inches of kiln space depending on your course selction. Anything over allotted cubic inches, you will be charged 4 cents per cubic inch at the end of the semester. For Glaze Chemistry course, the fee covers 12 weeks of instructions, access to materials lab and test tiles. For all virtual courses, your course fees cover instruction only. Students are responsible for supplying their own materials and tools.

Online Class Access: With the exception of Advancing Glazes course which uses its own platform provided by the instructor, for all other online courses you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom and Google Classroom, once you have registered for an online course. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. We are not responsible for the performance of your computer, tablet, phone or internet connection. 

Parking Permits: Parking permit to park at the 224 Western Ave parking lot will be on sale at the same time the registration opens. The permit is $35 and is valid for the duration of the semester stated on the permit. Parking is limited to 17 spaces and based on availability only. There is no guarantee that you will get a spot. There is 2-hour street parking available in the area. Harvard Real Estate and the Ceramics Program reserve the right to suspend parking privileges at any time. We highly recommend using public transportation.

Refunds: All requests for refunds must be made in writing via email to Ji-Eun Kim, Administrative Coordinator. Requests must be received one week prior to the first day of class to be considered for a full refund minus $35 non-refundable application fee (if applicable). Written requests received less than a week and at least one day prior to the first class will receive a 75 percent refund minus $35 non-refundable application fee (if applicable).  No refunds will be issued after the first class.

Missed Class policy: The Ceramics Program will make every effort to provide make-up classes for those missed due to studio closings; however, is not responsible for issuing reimbursements or providing make-up classes for those missed due to illnesses, substitute teachers, or other events beyond our control. We do not prorate for missed classes.

Late Registration: For this 14–week session, registration is permitted up to the first week of class if there are spaces available.  We do not prorate for late registration.

Class Cancellations: The Ceramics Program has the right to cancel classes with inadequate enrollment.  Students will be notified as soon as possible and given the opportunity to transfer to another class. In the event that an alternative class can not be chosen a refund will be issued.

The Ceramics Program is not liable for damage or loss of ceramic work or personal property.

Liability Release: Registered students will need to agree to the following, "I realize that my participation in the Ceramics Program may involve some risk of personal injury and damage to the studio property: therefore, I assume all risks related to these activities and release Harvard, its directors, officers and employees from all resulting liability from personal injury and property damage."

Studio Guidelines: TBA