Visiting Fletcher

If you are not able to join us for Open House, we encourage you to visit Fletcher on another day. Here are some things you may want to consider as you plan your visit.


Sitting in on a class is one of the highlights for many visitors. See the Course Schedules, and plan to visit on a day when classes that interest you are offered. Please note that the courses and rooms may change. There is no need to pre-register for the class; just follow these guidelines:

  • Arrive at the classroom a few minutes early and let the professor know you would like to sit in on the class.
  • Plan to stay until the break or for the duration of the class.
  • Act as an observer rather than a participant during the class, unless the professor specifically calls on you.
  • Understand that professors might prefer not to include visitors in classes with exams, group presentations, or other times when having it may not be ideal to have a visitor present.

FLETCHER INFORMATION SESSIONS/SOCIAL HOURS                                                                                         

Information Sessions will be held at Fletcher on various Mondays throughout the spring semester. These sessions will provide an overview of Fletcher, and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the School. Register and attend a session.

In addition, the Fletcher community holds weekly evening Social Hours during the semester. This is a great opportunity to meet current Fletcher students in a casual setting. A cash bar is available and hors d’oeuvres are provided by various student groups, organizations, centers, or program offices at Fletcher. Social hours are usually held in the Hall of Flags on Thursday evenings, starting at 5:30 PM.

STOP BY THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE                            

We've met many of you during our travels, been in touch on the phone or by email, and had the pleasure of learning more about you by reading your applications. Now we'd love to meet you and congratulate you on your admission to Fletcher in person! Please feel free to stop by the Admissions Office to say hello, or schedule an appointment if there are some lingering questions that you would like to have answered. To schedule an appointment, please call the Admissions Office at (617) 627-3040 or email us at .


In addition to sitting in on a class, you may be interested in sitting down one-on-one with a member of the faculty to discuss his or her area of expertise, research interests, or find out more about the ways in which specific academic programs at Fletcher might match your interests. Check here for a directory of Fletcher faculty, including information about their areas of interest and email addresses. Please be sure to schedule an appointment before you visit to avoid conflicts with class times and other commitments. Because faculty members keep their own schedules, the Admissions Office can not schedule these appointments. Please contact faculty members directly to arrange a meeting.


Some of the most exciting conversations happen over coffee or soup and salad at the Mugar Cafe. If you have time for a cup of coffee or you’re planning to eat lunch during your visit to Fletcher, the Mugar Cafe is the place to go. The cafe is another opportunity to strike up a conversation to learn about Fletcher from the perspective of a current student.


Located within The Fletcher School and dedicated to providing Fletcher students and faculty with information for their classes and research, the newly renovated Ginn Library is one of the School's greatest resources. Stop by the library, stroll through the stacks, explore available technology, and find out from the library staff about the services and information provided to the Fletcher community. Find out more about Ginn.