Seniors and Guests

Seniors

Harvard College Seniors & Guests

For details regarding the Spring 2021 semester plans for each school, please visit: https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/school-program-information 

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Celebration of the Class of 2020

Harvard College

The live-streamed Harvard College Celebration of the Class of 2020 will begin immediately after the University’s Honoring the Harvard Class of 2020. College Celebration activities for the Class of 2020 are virtual only, and no activities or events will take place on Harvard's campus.

Overview

Please join us for the Harvard College Class of 2020 Celebration on Thursday, May 28th, at 12:30 pm EDT.

This live-streamed event will bring together family, friends, faculty, staff and Harvard community members to celebrate the Class of 2020. Although the challenges we have faced together this year have been unlike any in Harvard's history, nothing can diminish the extraordinary accomplishments of the Class of 2020, and we cannot wait to celebrate this milestone.

While an in-person experience is not happening this May, this program will be a celebration of the academic conclusion of your Class and experience at Harvard. It is not a replacement for Commencement, and we expect all the trappings of a full celebration to be in order (regalia, programs, and more) when we can safely host one in the Yard.

Program

The Harvard College Celebration of the Class of 2020 event will be streamed online from 12:30pm EDT until approximately 1:30pm EDT on May 28th, 2020.

The official program is available now.

College Class of 2020 Celebration Program

Program highlights:

  • Class video made by members of the Harvard College Class of 2020
  • Remarks from Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana
  • 2020 Class Marshal appearances
  • Outstanding musical performances
  • A greeting from Faculty Deans that you might never have imagined
  • Presentation of seniors who are being honored for their extraordinary work in service of the College and community at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Comedian, television host, writer, producer, and Harvard alum Conan O'Brien '85, who wanted to speak directly to Harvard College’s Class of 2020
  • A few happy tears, a bit of pomp and circumstance, and a lot of sentimental moments

Direct link to the online live-streamed College Class of 2020 event is https://youtu.be/W-AQfcA9XSM 

The celebration begins following the University-wide program on May 28th, 2020.

Virtual House Celebrations

All twelve houses, plus the Dudley community, plan to offer an approximately hour-long personalized celebration of the Class of 2020, to complement the larger University and College wide events that will be happening on May 28, 2020. All celebrations in the Houses will launch around 3 p.m. EDT, to give students and families at home a chance to break for lunch after the earlier events.

Students participating in their House-based celebration can expect an experience that reflects the spirit of the House that they love, recognizes each of them individually, celebrates their time together over three years, and offers opportunities for real-time socializing and connection, for both them and their families.

Information about each House and community celebration will be communicated to graduating seniors by their House/community, and basic information for each celebration will be updated here ahead of the events.

Adams House | 2:30pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Matthew Burke for more information.

Cabot House | 2:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Amanda Pepper for more information.

Currier House |3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Alana Ryan for more information.

Dudley Community | 2:30pm EDT | Contact the Dudley Community Undergraduate Office for more information.

Dunster House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Rachael Barbarisi for more information.

Eliot House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Susan Weltman for more information.

Kirkland House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Kate Drizos Cavell for more information.

Leverett House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Amie Vallerie for more information.

Lowell House | 2:30pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Elizabeth Terry for more information.

Mather House | 3:00pm EDT |Contact House Administrator John Heine for more information.

Pforzheimer House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Sue Watts for more information.

Quincy House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Krystle Petrie for more information.

Winthrop House | 3:00pm EDT | Contact House Administrator Paris Sanders for more information.

Countdown to The May 28th Celebrations

The 2020 Class Committee is holding a series of events for seniors in the days leading up to the ceremonies on May 28th, 2020. For the schedule and more information, please visit this page on the Class of 2020's website.

FAQs

https://commencement.harvard.edu/2020

If you have any questions, please contact commencement@harvard.edu