Course Registration/Policies


Spring 2020:  February 3rd - May 2nd, 2020 (13 week term)

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis from Tuesday, November 19th at 11am for Adult Community, Harvard Staff (TAP) and Harvard College Undergraduate students using our online system. Currently enrolled students in a Harvard University Graduate Program can begin to enroll Wednesday, November 20th at 11am. 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.

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: 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)
    • 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, discounts for multiple-class registration and new student referrals, and employee assistance programs such as TAP: contact Ji-Eun Kim, Administrative Coordinator, at 617.495.8680 or

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

The Ceramics Program studio is open to participants Monday–Friday, 9 am – 11 pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm, except holidays, weather emergencies or otherwise noted. The Ceramics Program reserves the right to limit studio access due to workshops and special events.

Refunds: All requests for refunds must be made in writing. 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 12 week classes, 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: All registered students should become familar with our Studio Guidelines and will sign-off that they have received these during class.

Ceramics Program participants enrolled in a course must contribute one hour per term towards general studio cleaning to maintain a healthy and productive work environment. Last Make Days – This is the last clay period that new clay can be used and new creations made. You are allowed to come in and trim/finish your work after this date but the intention is that your pieces are drying to be able to be bisque and then glazed in a timely manner. Last Classes: All work should be removed from the class shelves, all personal items removed from the studio including locker items! Class clean-up duties will be assigned. Participants have the opportunity to be involved in kiln loading, firing and unloading, glaze mixing, and all other aspects of the ceramic process. Participants have studio access 7 days a week unless otherwise noted.