Academic & Recruiting Calendar

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2021-2022 Calendar View

2021-2022 Overview

Networking & Information Sessions, Full-Time & Intern1 

Mon, Aug. 16 - Wed, Sept. 30

First Day of Fall Classes Wed, September 1
First Fall Recruiting Application Deadline, Full-Time & Intern  Wed, September 1

Finance & FinTech Career Fair

Fri, September 3rd

Business & Consulting Career Fair

Fri, September 10th

Fall Recruiting Interviews, Full-Time & Intern 

Mon, Sept. 13 - Thurs, Oct. 21

Data Analytics, Science & Technology Career Fair Fri, September 24th

Diversity Opportunities Career Fair

Fri, October 8th
Media, Marketing, Humanities, & Creative Careers Expo Fri, October 22nd

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative


Thanksgiving Recess 

Wed, Nov. 24 - Sun, Nov. 28

Fall Reading Period*                                           

Fri, Dec. 3 - Wed, Dec. 8

Fall Examinations*                                       

Thurs, Dec. 9 - Sat, Dec. 18

Winter Break            

Sun, Dec. 19 - Sun, Jan. 23

First Day of Spring Classes

Mon, January 24

Spring Recruiting Deadline, Full-Time & Intern

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Spring Recruiting Interviews, Full-Time & Intern

Tuesday, Feb 15 - Thursday, Feb 17

Spring Break

Sat, March 12 - Sun, March 20

Spring Reading Period*                                            

Thurs, April 28 - Wed, May 4

Spring Examinations*                                     

Thurs, May 5 - Sat, May 14


Thurs, May 26

*NO recruiting activities (educational sessions, information sessions, and interviews) may take place during Harvard's Reading and Exam Periods.

Fall Interview and Deadline Dates

Interview Period

Student Application Deadline

Employer Preselect Deadline

Employer Interview Date

Full-Time & Intern  Wednesday 9/1 @11:59pm Tuesday 9/7 @ 3:00pm Monday 9/13 - Wednesday 9/15
Wednesday 9/8 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 9/14 @ 3:00pm Monday 9/20 - Thursday 9/23
Wednesday 9/15 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 9/21 @ 3:00pm Monday 9/27 - Thursday 9/30
Wednesday 9/22 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 9/28 @ 3:00pm Monday 10/4 - Thursday 10/7
Wednesday 9/29 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 10/5 @ 3:00pm Tuesday 10/12 - Thursday 10/14
Wednesday 10/6 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 10/12 @ 3:00pm Monday 10/18 - Thursday 10/21
Wednesday 10/13 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 10/19 @ 3:00pm Monday 10/25 - Thursday 10/28

Spring Interview and Deadline Dates

Interview Period

Student Application Deadline

Employer Preselect Deadline

Employer Interview Date

Full-Time & Intern  Wednesday 2/2 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 2/8 @ 3:00pm Tuesday 2/15
Wednesday 2/2 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 2/8 @ 3:00pm Wednesday 2/16
Wednesday 2/2 @ 11:59pm Tuesday 2/8 @ 3:00pm Thursday 2/17


Related Policies

Fee Structure & Payment Policy

A. Events 

  • Information Sessions / Recruiting Events
    • Tiered Promotion Fees
      Fall 2021 peak recruiting period is considered 4pm ET or after between 8/16/21 - 9/16/21
      • $500: Full Semester Promotion - Employers are provided with an exclusive peak recruiting timeslot in addition to the promotion of 2+ events during off-peak dates/times.
      • $300: Peak Recruiting Event - Exclusive promotion of one event taking place during the peak recruiting period 
      • $150: Off-Peak Recruiting Event - Promotion of one recruiting event taking place outside of the peak recruiting period. 
      • $0: Non-Profit / Government Recruiting Events - Non-profit and government organizations are not charged a promotional fee. 
  • Coffee Chats / Office Hours
    • $250 promotion fee per date for coffee chats and office hours, this fee includes use of the RSVP/scheduling tool in Crimson Careers. 

B. OCS Deadline Promotion & Interview Scheduling 

Employers benefit from the high visibility of positions, application collection, and support from dedicated staff to field student questions and educate students on the recruiting process. Our office advertises job and/or internship opportunities to students through our website, Crimson Careers platform, and email lists. Participating employers are featured in office programming and highlighted to the OCS student advising team.

$200 per promoted position & $100 per managed interview schedule 

OCS created virtual meeting links are available upon request ($100/ virtual link). 

C. All fees must be paid by credit card (MasterCard/Visa/AmEx).

D. Non-profit employers will not be charged promotional or OCS Recruiting fees.

Campus Interview Policy

A. Students must apply to your position(s) in Crimson Careers to be eligible to schedule an interview.

B. Fall 2021 interviews scheduled in Crimson Careers will take place virtually.

Interview Cancellations

A. Events

  • Event promotion fees may be refunded, less a $50 processing fee, if the event is canceled with two weeks' notice.

B. OCS Recruiting Postings & Interview Schedules

  • We are unable to refund canceled postings, reserved schedules or rooms. Please confer with your team prior to making reservations.
  • Cancellations must be processed PRIOR to the Employer Preselect Date. Late cancellations violate the integrity of the program, and employers may be denied early registration privileges.

Second Round Interview Policy

All employer partners agree to extend the following minimum considerations when arranging interviews. Every effort should be made to accommodate candidates’ class and first-round interview schedules, as well as summer experience if interviews occur over the summer. Students should not be asked to take time off from a summer internship or other experience for an interview.

  • One or more alternative dates must be offered to students for second round interviews.
  • Employers may not assign students a second round interview time slot without offering options.