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Commencement and Class Day 2018 Roundup

Into the Future

More than 200 HMS/HSDM graduates gathered under a whimsically arched tent to celebrate their new degrees as they look forward to beginning the next phase of their careers as researchers, educators and caregivers. Read full story.

Make It Matter

Two decades after graduating from HMS, award-winning television writer/producer and public health advocate Neal Baer returned to the Quad to deliver a message drawn from his own experience: “Tell your stories. Make them matter.” Read full story.

The Great Society of Medicine​

This year's Class Day speakers offered a wide range of ways for the new HMS graduates to think about—and revolutionize—how health care is delivered in the U.S. Read excerpts and full speeches.

Congratulations, HMS and HSDM Class of 2018!

Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Commencement and Class Day took place Thursday, May 24, 2018. On this day of ceremony and festivities, graduating students were granted their degrees and celebrated their accomplishments.

Watch the Ceremonies

Full video is available of Class Day 2018.

Class Day

on the Quad

HMS and HSDM graduates celebrate before stepping off the Quad and into their future as leaders, scientists and healers. View slideshow

Commencement 2018

Photo Gallery

HMS and HSDM grads celebrate their achievements at Harvard Yard. View slideshow


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