BIPOC Connections

Join us for Harvard‘s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Connections, a virtual two-day welcome event for new students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, fellows, and those who want to learn more about resources to support BIPOC community members at Harvard.

Sessions will be rooted in antiracist and social justice frameworks and will discuss navigating Harvard and the greater Boston area, connecting to resources, and creating professional and social networks.

The virtual BIPOC Connections event will be followed by several limited attendance in-person events to build community, connect with others, and explore resources across campus. Please register for all of the events you plan to attend.

We are committed to making all our events accessible. Learn more and request accomodations.

2022 Virtual Event Schedule

Thursday, August 18
Friday, August 19

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET)




  • Thriving at Harvard: A Student Perspective

  • Self-care as a Form of Resistance

  • Navigating Harvard

  • Living Your Best Life in Boston

  • Student Employment at Harvard

  • Designing Your Professional Path: Staff Professional Development Resources

  • Building Community in a Dynamic Work Environment

  • Community Safety and Well-Being Roundtable Discussion

In-Person Events

Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Welcome Party
August 23, 4 – 6 pm



Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and the Hiphop Archives Tour
August 24, 10 – 11 am
Limited availability




Harvard Indigenous History Tour, hosted by Harvard University Native American Program
August 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Limited availability


About BIPOC Connections

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Connections is a University-wide community engagement initiative to welcome incoming community members and connect individuals to resources across campus that support BIPOC community members.

This annual event is hosted by the Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (OEDIB) in partnership with the DIB Leadership Council and key collaborative partners. Sessions cover topics including building supportive networks, navigating campus and the Boston area, and identifying resources and tools to prioritize your success and well-being. Discussions include the experiences of BIPOC community members and approach these topics through an intersectional lens. BIPOC Connections is open to all and complements School and departmental orientations and onboarding programs.

Thanks to the 2022 Planning Committee
Anabella Morabito
Alexis J. Stokes

Angela Alberti
Dominique Bocanegra
Paula Nicole Booke
Lori Cawthorne
Brook Dennard Rosser
Kate Higgins
Hana Omiya
Kim Salas Harris
Ying Wang