The Harvard Extension School will host a general information session on June 15 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall and the Science Center. The session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the School and its offerings, which include more than 600 courses in liberal arts and professional degree programs.

“The general information session will be an opportune occasion for all types of students — degree seekers as well as those interested in taking a course for personal or professional enrichment,” said Michael Shinagel, dean of the School. “Students will come away with a better understanding of our many offerings and learn why we are often referred to as Harvard’s greatest community resource.”

Attendees can enjoy refreshments from 5 to 6:15 p.m., while gathering information on degree programs, the School’s Alumni Association and Student Association, the Career and Academic Resource Center, and other areas. In addition, distance-learning staff members will demonstrate what it is like to take one of the School’s online courses.

From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., attendees will hear a presentation that will review the reasons why students choose the School to continue their studies. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., in separate sessions, representatives from the School’s diverse degree programs will talk about their curriculum, discuss admission requirements, and answer questions. An additional breakout session is designed for those who are interested in taking courses only.

One attendee, selected at random, will receive one tuition-free, unlimited enrollment course, to be taken during the 2010-11 academic year. Current degree candidates are not eligible for this offer.

To register.