2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Resources

While we value the intimate nature of the community we build with each incoming class, we are nevertheless committed to providing a network of academic resources whose quality is consistent with that of a much larger academic institution. Lesley students have access to the facilities of the University at-large as well as to the riches and resources just beyond our door. The position of our close-knit community at the heart of one of the world's most prestigious academic centers allows us to have the best of both worlds.

Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Lesley University's academic calendars may be accessed via this link:


Information Technology

815 Somerville Avenue, 2nd Floor




Information Technology is Lesley’s central information technology organization. Our mission is to support the use of technology to strengthen the academic experience.  We provide an array of services and technology including wireless network access, myLesley, LOIS, email accounts, and labs and classrooms outfitted with audio/visual equipment and computers.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Lesley’s electronic environment includes the use of computers, computer networks, the Internet, and electronic communication (i.e. electronic mail, telephone, voice mail and faxes). These services are essential for research, instruction, and administration and each student agrees to comply by the policy.

The purpose of the Lesley Acceptable Use Policy is to address those aspects of the electronic environment that are specific to computer use, electronic communication, and computer networks. The AUP applies equally to users who access the system on- and off-campus.
For the complete text of the AUP, please visit lesley.edu/acceptable-use-of-technology-policy.

Technology Services

For more information about any of the Lesley University Technology Services, please visit lesley.edu/faculty-staff/technology/information-technology.  

Lesley University Technology Services require authentication using your Lesley username and password, which is managed via the self-service password management page at https://mp.lesley.edu/.

If you need assistance with any Lesley Technology Services, please email us at it@lesley.edu or call Information Technology at 617.349.8770.

On-Campus Computer and Printer Access

Information Technology maintains computer labs and open-use areas utilized by all Lesley students with campus access. Computing locations contain either Apple or Windows compatible computers, full internet access, fee-based black/white and color printing. Some locations include scanners for electronic duplication of images or documents. Entrance into all of the computer labs and open use computing areas requires an up-to-date Lesley University photo ID card.

Information on location and resources for each of the computer labs and open use computer areas can be found by visiting: support.lesley.edu/support/solutions/articles/4000025034-computer-lab-printer-locations.

In addition, computers and printers are available at Sherrill Library, and in Lunder Hall for Lesley Art + Design students.

Lesley University Library

Library Website: https://research.lesley.edu/library

Sherrill Library: 617.349.8850

Moriarty Library: 617.349.8070

Lesley University Library supports learning and creative inquiry by welcoming all students, both on- and off-campus, to use our services, resources, and spaces.

Learn all about the research process from our expert team of librarians, who will help you investigate the political, social, and economic dimensions of how we create, access, and use information.

Visit our spaces in the Sherrill Library on the Brattle campus, and the Moriarty Library on the Porter campus, to ask for help, to borrow materials using your student ID, or to find a comfortable spot to focus on work.

Help is available 24/7 from our Self-Service Portal, and you can also ask us questions in person, on the phone, by e-mail, and by chatting with us online. You can also request a research consultation for 1-on-1 help from a librarian, also available in person, by phone, and by Skype.

The library’s online research portal makes all of our journal, eBook, digital image, and streaming video databases easily accessible, even when you’re off campus. Log in to my.lesley.edu and click My Library to start exploring.

Lesley University Archives

The mission of the University Archives is to preserve the history of Lesley from its founding in 1909 to the present. Located in the Sherrill Library, the Archives collects Lesley’s historical documents and memorabilia and makes them available for research by the Lesley community and members of the public. Collections include manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and the papers of former faculty and administrators. Historic publications include Lesley course catalogs, handbooks, yearbooks and student newspapers. Visitors to the Archives receive assistance in finding and viewing materials, conducting research, and learning about the history of Lesley University. The Archives Web site offers information about collections and services, and features on-line exhibits chronicling Lesley's history (research.lesley.edu/lesleyarchives).

For more information about the library, students may visit the library Web site at research.lesley.edu/library.