Ticket Information

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

To accommodate the increasing number of those wishing to attend Harvard’s Commencement Exercises, the following guidelines are proposed to facilitate admission into Tercentenary Theatre; Degree candidates will receive a limited number of tickets to Commencement. Parents and guests of degree candidates must have tickets, which they will be required to show at the gates in order to enter Tercentenary Theatre.

Note: A ticket allows admission into the Theatre, but does not guarantee a seat. Seats are on a first-come basis and cannot be reserved. The sale of Commencement tickets is prohibited.

Parents and Guests of Graduating Seniors

Graduating Seniors will receive a total of four (4) tickets to the Morning Exercises for their parents and guests. Tickets and other Commencement materials will be distributed to the Seniors in mid-May.

Parents and Guests of Advanced Degree Candidates

Advanced degree candidates from the Graduate and Professional Schools will receive two (2) tickets to the Morning Exercises for their parents and guests. Tickets will be distributed to all degree candidates by their Schools in early May.


Alumni/ae attending their reunions (25th, 35th, 50th) will receive tickets at their reunions. Tickets are not available for spouses. 

Alumni/ae from non-reunion years and their spouses are requested to view the Morning Exercises via video screens situated in the Science Center, Sanders Theatre, most of the undergraduate Houses and professional Schools. These locations provide ample seating, and tickets are not required. Viewing is also available via live web streaming on Harvard.edu. Alumni may also request a ticket on a first-come, first-served basis through the Harvard Alumni Association online or by phone at 617-496-7001. 

Guests with Disabilities

There is a reserved and accessible seating section available for individuals with disabilities in Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Day.

Additional information can be found here.