Commencement Exercises at Harvard Yard

Thursday, May 30, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

President Bacow confers degrees on graduates of all Harvard University schools. Morning exercises are held rain or shine in Tercentenary Theatre and will be livestreamed on the Harvard home page. This year’s Harvard University Commencement speaker is Angela Merkel. Students receiving medical, dental, master's and doctoral degrees celebrate at Harvard Yard.

Class Day on the Quad

Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m.

Students are granted the MD or DMD degree and any other advanced degrees they have earned; they are hooded and receive their diplomas. Whether across campus or across the globe, friends and family of HMS and HSDM graduates can view the ceremonies via HMS livestream. 

Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students.

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Mona Hanna-Attisha. Image: Mike Naddeco

Flint Activist to be HMS Class Day Speaker

Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician, educator and public health advocate whose research exposed the lead crisis in the water supply in Flint, Michigan, in 2015, will be the keynote speaker. She has received the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling and the PEN American Center James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Award and was named a Union of Concerned Scientists 2016 "Got Science?" Champion, among other honors. Read more about Hanna-Attisha here

Master's Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 4 p.m.
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater
New Research Building
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Division of Medical Sciences Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 30, 5:15 p.m.
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater
New Research Building
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Harvard Chan School Convocation Ceremony

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health convocation ceremony will be held on the HMS Quad on Wednesday, May 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Harvard Commencement and HMS/HSDM Class Day 2019

Harvard Commencement and HMS/HSDM Class Day 2019

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