The Harvard Commencement Office provides its heartfelt congratuations to our graduates from the mighty classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 having celebrated their graduation from all of our degree-granting schools on Thursday, May 26, 2022 and Sunday, May 29, 2022.
We extend our deepest gratitude to those on and off campus who have placed the health of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni above the desire to gather in and out of Harvard Yard during the pandemic as we all wish we could have. However, we are thrilled that we were able to celebrate these wonderful graduates as a community and in person.
Please see below for news coverage and videos of these commencement exercises.
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Important Notice Regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Commencement
Harvard University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed of additional measures. To stay up to date on Harvard's response to the outbreak, visit the University's COVID-19 website, which will be updated with information as it becomes available.
Please note: All visitors to campus, including parents and guests of graduates, should be aware of the University policies in place at the time of their visit. Harvard University On Campus Activity Guidance provides guidance and safety practices.
Non-Harvard community members, including non-embedded vendors visiting scholars, speakers, families and guests of Harvard students, and alumni should be notified that Harvard has a vaccination and booster requirement. Prior to arriving on campus, non-Harvard community members should check with the local school or unit they are visiting to verify specific vaccination policies that may be in place.
Although face coverings are now optional in most settings, Harvard University community members and visitors are encouraged to have an acceptable face covering on their persons for situations in which they may be required. We also strongly recommend voluntary masking in crowded settings, especially indoors.
CELEBRATING THE HARVARD CLASSES OF 2020 and 2021
A hearty congratulations to the inimitable Harvard classes of 2020 and 2021! The president, provost, deans, faculty, families, friends, staff, and alumni came together for very special graduation event, celebrating the achievements of our graduates and confirming the conferral of their academic degrees. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77, delivered the address to the Classes of 2020 and 2021 - please visit here to view the program. It was our great pleasure to celebrate these two exceptional classes with an in person ceremony in Harvard Yard on Sunday, May 29, 2022. To learn more about this special commencement, please visit here:
We hope you will take some time to acknowledge the accomplishments, the resourcefulness, and the resilience of these two remarkable classes.