Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

  • Theatre

    Thursday May 28, 2020

  • Grad Students

    Thursday May 28, 2020

  • Band

    Thursday May 28, 2020

  • Student Procession

    Thursday May 28, 2020

  • Theatre

    Thursday May 28, 2020

  • Commencement 2016

    Thursday May 28, 2020



Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

We welcome you to the official website of Harvard University's Commencement Office. Here you will find schedule and logistical information, links to ordering regalia, accessibility related content, links to Commencement sites at the professional and graduate schools, and background regarding one of our community's most cherished and oldest traditions.

As we approach our 369th Harvard University Commencement exercises in 2020, additional information will be shared here however, if you have questions regarding information that is not covered, please contact the Commencement Office at or 617-495-5726. Thank you. 

Commencement Office, Harvard University



Important Notice Regarding Messaging Scam: Harvard Commencement Speaker Invitation

Harvard University had been alerted to a email scam using Harvard’s name. In the email message, the scammers are purporting to be representatives from the “Harvard Commencement Committee” extending an invitation to speak at Harvard’s Commencement event and receive an honorary degree in exchange for a “waiver fee.”

If you receive an email that fits this description, please do not respond or send any payments. You may report the scam by forwarding the email to


Gates and Bag Policy

Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be held on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.

Gates will open on Commencement Morning at 6:45 AM. A ticket is required to gain entry into Tercentenary Theatre, the site of the Commencement Morning Exercises.All persons, bags, and personal items are subject to inspection before entering Harvard Yard. No backpacks of any type will be admitted. No bag or item larger than 12 x 12”x 12” will be permitted inside the Yard.