Participant Information

Harvard GSD Exec Ed: Participant Information

There are few places where you can openly engage with likeminded professionals on the important issues that impact your business, your industry, and your world. At Harvard GSD Executive Education, you will interact and exchange ideas with an elite group of colleagues. Together, you will debate game-changing developments, share diverse insights, and gain global perspectives. The bonds that you form extend far beyond the classroom, and many of your fellow participants become lifelong friends, colleagues, and in some cases, business partners. Bringing together some of the world's most successful real estate and design leaders - that's the GSD Experience.


Refer to our Fees & Policies page for registration policies and procedures, including information on registration deadlines, program confirmations, and cancellation policies. You may download a printable registration form here.

Continuing Education Credits

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) Executive Education is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the CES criteria. GSD Executive Education is also registered with the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) as a provider of continuing education programs for landscape architects. Learning units will be reported directly to the AIA and/or ASLA on behalf of those members who note their membership number on the registration form. Many Executive Education programs are also approved for CM credits with the American Institute of Certified Planners’ Certification Maintenance (AICP CM) program.

Daily Schedule

Program registration begins 30 minutes prior to scheduled class time. A typical day begins at 9:00am and ends by 6:00pm. A light continental breakfast and an afternoon snack are served daily.

Classroom Location and Parking

For Summer 2017, programs will take place in Wasserstein Hall, located at 1585 Massachusetts Avenue on the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. See the Harvard University campus map. Cambridge has local resident permit-only parking on most public streets. We therefore encourage participants to use public transportation. If you must travel by car, please refer to parking information on our Getting Here page.


Executive Education participants are responsible for their own accommodations. Visit the Where to Stay page for information on hotels and other housing options.

Program Materials

A program binder will be distributed at Program Registration. Some programs may distribute reading materials in advance via apassword protected website.


Unless otherwise specified, business casual attire is appropriate for all Executive Education classes and functions.


To ensure the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, the State of Massachusetts requires that educational visitors are immunized against common contagious illnesses. Please ensure that your immunizations are up to date prior to arrival on campus.

Participants with Disabilities

Anyone with disabilities who requires classroom assistance is encouraged to contact us at least two weeks before the program start date.

Program Conduct

We reserve the right to exclude or remove any participant deemed by the instructor or staff to be disruptive to program activities and teaching.