In Case of Rain...
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The Office of the President announced that our community would not host Commencement exercises in person on May 28th, 2020. The university hosted an online graduation program on Thursday, May 28th to honor our Harvard Class of 2020. You can watch that program here.
If there are further updates to Commencement and related activities, the University will post updates here. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
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The Morning Exercises will be held rain or shine in Tercentenary Theatre. In the event of extreme weather, the Afternoon Program will be held in Sanders Theatre. Limited indoor seating with large-screen televised viewing of the Morning Exercises will be available for ticketed guests at the Smith Campus Center, Science Center, the undergraduate Houses, and most of the Graduate and Professional Schools. The Morning Exercises may also be viewed via Comcast Cable (channel 283) in Boston/Brookline and Cambridge/Greater Boston.
For weather-related updates, please visit:
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The Morning Exercises will also be web cast live over the following Harvard web sites:
Extreme weather includes conditions that pose a threat to public safety such as lighting or dangerous winds. If extreme weather is expected, an announcement will be posted on this website. Class Marshals, those seated on the platform, and ticketholders for Special Guest seating sections A2/SG, SG-1, and SG-2 only, please proceed to Sanders Theatre in Memorial Hall to view the Morning Exercises.
All other ticket holders are requested to view the ceremony via live web streaming or Comcast Cable (Channel 283) available at most of the undergraduate Houses and at the Graduate and Professional Schools. Limited indoor seating with large-screen viewing will be available in the Smith Campus Center and Science Center.