Events Schedule


Events Schedule

Commencement Week Schedule:

Tuesday 5/23/2017

11:00 AM

Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises, Memorial Hall

2:00 PM

Baccalaureate Service, Memorial Church (service for students only)

3:30 PM

Class of 2017 Photo, Tercentenary Theatre

5:00 PM

Class of 2017 Family Reception, Science Center Plaza

Wednesday 5/24/2017

11:00 AM

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Tercentenary Theatre


Class Day Picnic, Old Yard

2:00 PM

Class Day Exercises with featured Class Day Speaker, Tercentenary Theatre

5:00 PM

Faculty Deans’ Receptions, Undergraduate Houses

8:00 PM

Band, Choral, and Glee Club Concert, Tercentenary Theatre

Thursday 5/25/2017

8:00 AM

Senior Chapel, Memorial Church

8:00 AM

Formation of Advanced Degree Candidates, Sever Quadrangle

8:15 AM

Senior Chapel ends, formation of Seniors begins, Old Yard

8:30 AM

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

8:35 AM

Procession of Advanced Degree Candidates begins

8:50 AM

Academic procession begins

9:25 AM

President's Division ends its procession into the Theatre

9:45 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 meeting is adjourned following the benediction. The University Band and University Choir perform throughout the Exercises.

11:30 AM

The Commencement Morning Exercises end


Luncheons and diploma-awarding ceremonies at the undergraduate Houses, Graduate, and Professional Schools; reunion and alumni luncheons at various locations

1:30 PM

Formation of the Alumni Procession in the Old Yard

1:45 PM

Alumni Procession begins

2:30 PM

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association in Tercentenary Theatre begins
The Afternoon Program includes the Overseer and HAA director election results, the presentation of the Harvard Medals, and remarks by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and the Commencement speaker.

4:15 PM

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association ends