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Graduation - Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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: the Commencement Ceremony and Class Day. Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students.

The class day speaker for 2017 is George Q. Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Commencement 2017


Use #HarvardMed17 to tag any of your social posts as your celebrate graduation.

Follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for posts by the HMS social team from Harvard Yard and the Quad.

Use the Snapchat geofilter to share this year's Class Day events. Feel free to use our standard geofilter for your snaps as well.