Graduating Harvard Seniors Receive Diplomas at ‘Heartwarming’ House Ceremonies
Following morning Commencement proceedings in Tercentenary Theatre, graduating seniors returned to their residential houses Thursday to receive their diplomas at small ceremonies featuring food, photographs, and abundant house pride.
Tom Hanks Urges Students to ‘Embrace Liberty’ in Harvard Commencement Address
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks urged Harvard’s Class of 2023 to “embrace liberty and freedom” during the University’s 372nd Commencement exercises on Thursday.
President Bacow Bids Farewell to Harvard, Confers 1,850 College Degrees at 372nd Commencement
Outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow told graduates that he, like the Class of 2023, is “wondering what the future holds,” as he said goodbye to Harvard during Commencement morning exercises on Thursday.
‘I Had to Prevail’: Wall Street Exec Ray McGuire ’79 Talks Resilience at Harvard Business School Class Day
Harvard Business School graduating students, affiliates, and families gathered on Baker Lawn Wednesday for the school’s class day ceremony, which featured an address from Wall Street executive Raymond J. McGuire ’79.
‘How to Survive the Fall in Three Easy Steps’: Michelle Yeoh Addresses the Harvard Law School Class of 2023
Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh addressed Harvard Law School’s Class of 2023 during the school’s Class Day ceremony at Holmes Field Wednesday afternoon, sharing advice for graduates as they embark on the next stage of their legal careers.
As it Happened: Harvard Commencement 2023
Members of Harvard’s graduating Class of 2023 are set to receive their degrees in the University’s 2023 Commencement ceremony, held in Tercentenary Theatre. Follow our live updates.
Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Leader, Calls on Harvard Kennedy School Grads to Embrace Global Citizenship
Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.
Ahead of Harvard Commencement, Graduating Students Celebrate Accomplishments with Affinity Ceremonies
Harvard student groups hosted affinity celebrations for graduating students across the University on Monday and Tuesday, bringing together students of shared identity as part of this year’s Commencement festivities.
Harvard Holds Inaugural Affinity Celebration for Graduates with Disabilities
Harvard held its first affinity celebration for graduates with disabilities in a Monday ceremony that highlighted the accomplishments of students from across the University.
Ruth Simmons to Address Harvard Graduate School of Education Class of 2023 at Convocation
Ruth Simmons will deliver the school’s 2023 Convocation address on May 24, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced in a press release last month.
Comedian Larry Wilmore to Address Harvard College Graduating Seniors at 2023 Class Day
Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and producer Larry Wilmore will address the Harvard College Class of 2023 at this year’s Class Day on May 24, the University announced in a press release Friday.
Harvard Charges Student Groups Up to Thousands for Commencement Housing, Sparking Outcry
Harvard is set to charge student groups requesting Commencement housing from Harvard up to thousands of dollars in a marked shift from previous policy, which allowed student groups to stay for free.
Michelle Yeoh and Sanjay Gupta to Headline Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School Class Days
Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh will serve as Harvard Law School’s 2023 Class Day speaker, the school announced Wednesday. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will speak at Harvard Medical School’s festivities.
Tom Hanks Named Harvard 2023 Commencement Speaker
Tom Hanks, an acclaimed actor and filmmaker, will speak at Harvard’s 372nd Commencement in May, the University announced Tuesday morning.
Journalist Sewell Chan ’98 Elected Chief Marshal of Alumni
Sewell Chan ‘98, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, was elected to serve as this year’s chief marshal for the class of ’98, according to a press release earlier this month.
Harvard SEAS Hosts First In-Person Sophomore Convocation Since 2020
Harvard undergraduates flocked to the Science and Engineering Complex on Tuesday for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ first in-person sophomore convocation since February 2020.
Off-Cycle Harvard Seniors Honored at College’s Midyear Graduation Ceremony
Harvard College held its annual Midyear Graduates Celebration Friday afternoon, honoring more than 170 seniors who are graduating off-cycle.
Fourteen Seniors Selected as Class of 2023 Marshals
Fourteen seniors were announced Thursday as senior class marshals for the Class of 2023.
Merrick Garland ’74 Calls On Graduates to Take Up Public Service, Defend Democracy at Harvard Commencement
United States Attorney General Merrick B. Garland ’74 too the stage in Harvard Yard just before 10 a.m. to address the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at their joint Commencement ceremony Sunday.
‘You Are the People I Admire’: Ashton Kutcher Calls for Hope Amid Adversity at Class of 2020 Dinner
Actor Ashton Kutcher addressed members of the Class of 2020 at their Class Day dinner Saturday night, telling them they allowed him to maintain hope amid adversities.
In Photos: Commencement Returns to Harvard
Commencement returned to Harvard this week with its traditional pomp and circumstance as the University celebrated its Class of 2022.
For First Time in Three Years, Residential Houses Hold In-Person Festivities for Graduating Seniors
Harvard's twelve undergraduate houses held in-person ceremonies celebrating their graduating students for the first time in three years, reviving old traditions and hosting events for seniors.
Following Student Activism, Harvard Hosts Inaugural AAPI/APIDA Graduation Ceremony
After activism from student organizations on Harvard's campus, Harvard held its first annual graduation ceremony for Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students in Tercentenary Theatre on Monday.
Black, Latinx, BGTLQ, and First-Gen Graduates Celebrate in University-Wide Affinity Ceremonies
Thousands of graduates received multicolor stoles during University-wide affinity group graduation ceremonies in Sanders Theatre, Memorial Church, and at Harvard Divinity School Tuesday.
Harvard Schools Host First In-Person Graduation Ceremonies in Three Years
Harvard's 12 schools hosted their first in-person graduation ceremonies in two years this week.