Events Schedule

Events Schedule

Harvard University Commencement Week Schedule:
Note: The college and each graduate/professional school hosts additional events unique to their community. Please visit the sites hyperlinked above or visit the "students" tab above and scroll down to review the additional events hosted by each school.

CLASS OF 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

7:00 PM

Asian American and Pacific Islander Affinity Celebration , Tercentenary Theatre

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

9:30 AM

FirstGen Affinity Celebration, Memorial Church

11:00 AM

Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises, Memorial Hall

1:00 PM

Lavender Celebration, Harvard Divinity School TBD

2:00 PM

Baccalaureate Service, Harvard Yard, Tercentenary Theatre

3:30 PM

BlackGrads Affinity Celebration, Sanders Theatre

3:30 PM

College Class of 2022 Photo, Tercentenary Theatre

5:00 PM

College Class of 2022 Family Reception, Science Center Plaza

7:00 PM

LatinX Affinity Celebration, Sanders Theatre

8:00 PM

Harvard University Band and Choruses Concert (open to all), Tercentenary Theatre

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

11:00 AM

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Tercentenary Theatre

Noon

College Class Day Picnic, Old Yard

2:00 PM

College Class Day Exercises with featured Class Day Speaker, Tercentenary Theatre

4:00 PM

Dudley Community Reception, Dean O'Dair's Residence

5:00 PM

Faculty Deans’ Receptions, Undergraduate Houses


Thursday, May 26, 2022

8:00 AM

College Senior Chapel, Plaza Tent

8:00 AM

Formation of Graduate/Professional Degree Candidates, Sever Quadrangle

8:15 AM

Formation of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Degree Candidates, Old Yard

8:15 AM

College Senior Chapel ends, formation of Seniors begins, Old Yard

8:30 AM

President's Division begins processing through the open ranks of Seniors

8:30 AM

Procession of Advanced Degree Candidates begins

8:55 AM

All guests should be seated

9:20 AM

President's Division ends its procession into the Theatre

~9:30 AM

The Commencement Morning Exercises begin
After the meeting is called to order, the student orators deliver speeches. The Provost and Deans introduce the candidates and the president will confer the degrees. The Commencement Speaker delivers the Commencement Address. The meeting is adjourned following the benediction. The University Band and University Choir perform throughout the Exercises.

Noon

The Commencement Morning Exercises end

12:15 PM

Luncheons and diploma-awarding ceremonies at the undergraduate Houses, Graduate, and Professional Schools; additional luncheon "spreads" held at various locations


CLASSES OF 2020-2021

Sunday, May 29, 2022

7:00AM

Formation of Graduate/Professional Graduates, Sever Quadrangle

7:05 AM

Formation of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Advanced Degree Graduates, Old Yard

7:10 AM

 Formation of College Graduates begins, Old Yard

7:15 AM

President's Division begins processing through the open ranks of Graduates

7:50 AM

Procession of Advanced Degree Graduates conludes

7:55 AM

All guests should be seated

8:00 AM

President's Division ends its procession into the Theatre

~8:00 AM

The Commencement Morning Exercises begin
After the meeting is called to order, the Latin Salutatory is delivered. The Provost and Deans introduce the graduates and the president confirms their degrees. The Commencement Speaker delivers the Commencement Address. The meeting is adjourned following the benediction. The University Band and University Choir perform throughout the Exercises.

10:15 AM

The Commencement Morning Exercises end

10:30 AM or
11:00 AM

Diploma-recognition ceremonies at the undergraduate Houses, Graduate, and Professional Schools, and other luncheon "spreads" occur. 

NOTE: Check with your House or School as start times may vary. 

 

Friday, June 3, 2022

 

All alumni/ae are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. Details regarding that program are here


* * * 

Harvard Commencement Dates through 2026
Family
Thursday, 5/25/2023

Thursday, 5/23/2024

Thursday, 5/29/2025*

Thursday, 5/28/2026*

*Occurs during the same week of Memorial Day