Course Registration/Policies


Summer 2020:  Session 2: July 20 - August 15, 2020 (4 week term)

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis from Wednesday, July 1st at 11am for Adult Community, Harvard Employees*, Harvard College Undergraduate students and those currently enrolled in a Harvard University Graduate Program. Please read below "How to register?" to find out your "User Type". You must be 18 years or older to register.

Early registration is strongly recommended – classes fill quickly. Registration is secured through receipt of payment and completed forms. You will not be able to pay for another individual’s registration.

*Please note that TAP is not accepted for Summer 2020 virtual session 2.

Online Registration and Policies

Login or Create Your Account

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: General Public; Harvard alumni, Harvard Fellows, Harvard Doctoral Candidates, Harvard Extension School students, 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) - for Summer 2020 Virtual Session 1 - we will not be applying TAP. 
    • Harvard College Undergraduate Students: Currently enrolled students at Harvard College. This does not include Harvard Extension School Undergraduate Students
    • 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. 
  3. Click on your user type on your left column to view classes
  4. Click on the class you want to register. Click on "Register Now" or "Add to Waitlist" then follow the prompts. To find out the fee info, click on the course # under "section" colunm.

Questions about registration, accessibility, and employee assistance programs such as TAP (not applicable for Summer 2020 Virtual Session 1): contact Ji-Eun Kim, Administrative Coordinator, at

Questions regarding course content: email Kathy King, Director, at

The Ceramics Program studio is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information regarding the studio, please refer to our COVID-19 information page.

Refunds: All requests for refunds must be made in writing via email to Ji-Eun Kim, Administrative Coordinator, at Requests must be received one week prior to the first day of class to be considered for a full refund. Written requests received less than a week and at least one day prior to the first class will receive a 75 percent refund.  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 4 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. 

Return Checks: Checks returned due to insufficient funds will be charged a $35 fee.

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: N/A

Access to Class Materials: Your course fee covers instruction only and students will supply their own materials. Please note the "Suggested/Optional Materials List" for the class you are registering for. If you would like to use clay, you can purchase clay from our studio. Contact Ji Eun Kim, Administrative Coordinator at You can also order the clay of your choice from a local supplier (Sheffield Pottery, Amherst Pottery Supply or Portland Pottery). All work produced in this class may be bisque and glaze-fired at the Ceramics Program when we re-open (date TBA). To have work fired, you will need to register for the semester that coincides with the re-opening of the Ceramics Program due to the COVID-19 crisis.

On-line Class Access: Ceramics Program participants enrolled in a course are responsible for their own access to the course. For each class, the participant will receive an email with a link to the class using the Harvard Zoom platform. You should create a Zoom account and download Zoom to your device prior to the first class. We are not responsible for the performance of your computer, tablet, phone or internet connection. A staff member will be present on each call to help to the best of our ability.