Harvard Extension School Student Forum

Come discuss with other HES students in a new forum who are at Harvard Extension School. Talk about life in and around Cambridge, Boston, classes, school, Harvard University, course reviews, and more. Interested in the best ways to travel to Harvard for your residency requirement? Check out the 'On and Around Campus' category for tips and advice. Want to join a book club with other Harvard Extension School students that read through the Harvard Classics? It's a Harvard education in and of itself. ExtensionStudentForum Forum categories include 'Job Postings & Job Seekers', 'Extension Confidential', 'Professional Graduate Certificates', 'HBX', 'ALB' and 'ALM' discussions. Extension Student Forum is brought to you by The Degree Tracker.

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This forum is exclusively for Harvard University students. The sponsor for this forum is an exciting new web app, The Degree Tracker. Track and plan your Harvard Extension School ALM and ALB degrees or professional graduate certificate. Course ratings, instructor reviews, accomplishment badges, planning, tracking, and other tools to help guide students through their HES journey. TheDegreeTracker is proud to bring you this tool to use to track your degree at Harvard Extension School. If you are a student who has more courses than you can keep track of, and you would like to plan out your degree pathway carefully, then track and plan courses with the Degree Tracker to take control of your education. Including course reviews and course ratings, TheDegreeTracker has the potential to not only guide you through your degree, but to let you help other students who might be wondering about the HES courses that you've taken. The Degree Tracker is glad to provide the Harvard Extension School Student Forum (ESF) to help foster a nurturing environment. This forum for was born in 2015 to create better Harvard Extension School friendships, networking, and information to contribute to a better overall HES experience. Extension students formerly congregated at forums such as philfac and extensionstudent. This website has no affiliation with either the philfac or extensionstudent websites. It has been created and run by 100% completely different leadership. For the extension student who wants a bigger taste of what life with other Harvard Extension students is like, combining the Degree Tracker and the extension student forum can foster that sense of community that others have on campus. Another advantage of participating in an online community over the Harvard campus is that extension students can develop permanent relationships with other extension students that being on a physical campus might not necessarily allow, since online students are great at staying in touch online.

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2018 Commencement Need Tickets

I am looking for 2 tickets for the ALM Information technology degree commencement ceremony in Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden Street on May 24th 2018. My mom is traveling from India ( who doesn't speak English) just for this event. My wife and 2 younger kids would love to be there. With 2 tickets provided by Harvard, there is no easy way to bring just 2 people from my family. Also, we all are flying from Phoenix, Arizona for the event. It would be a bummer to travel all the way and not attend the ceremony in person. I truly appreciate anyone considering to help us out. Thanks in advance.


  • AllieAllie Posts: 1
    edited February 2018
    My husband and two parents will be in attendance, so I'm also hoping to find ONE extra ticket to the degree awarding ceremony held at the Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street). We are all traveling from the west coast and would be eternally grateful to anyone who has an extra ticket they would be willing to share with us.
  • wlt423wlt423 Posts: 4
    I am looking for one ticket to both the yard exercises as well as the extension undergrad degree ceremony. This would be greatly appreciated.
  • ziszis Posts: 1
    Hi, my family and I are from Bangladesh, and my grandparents have been saving up for 7 months now to put together enough money to come to Boston for me. It’s their first ever trip to the US, and they only planned to come see me walk at Harvard. It’s a point of immense pride for them, especially because I’m the first female child in the family to ever have gotten a graduate degree. I know it’s a lot to ask to hope for 3 tickets, but even just one would help. If I could just take my grandfather too, he’s sacrificed everything for me to get here. I owe everything to him. Please, please do let me know if anyone has any tickets available that they are willing to part with. My family and I would be eternally grateful for this once in a lifetime chance. My email address is zwi555@g.harvard.edu, and thank you in advance for reading!
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