Graduation is a day of ceremony and celebration at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. Students are granted the M.D. and any other advanced degrees they have earned; they are hooded and they receive their diplomas.
Graduation consists of two parts. In the morning, President Faust confers degrees on graduates from all Harvard University Schools at the Commencement Ceremony in Harvard Yard. In the afternoon, Class Day is held on the HMS Quadrangle, where students receive their diplomas. Class Day starts at 2:00 pm.
Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students.
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