2020 Commencement Exercises at Harvard Yard

Thursday, May 28, 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. The Harvard University Commencement speaker is to be announced. Students receiving medical, dental, master's and doctoral degrees celebrate at Harvard Yard.

2020 Class Day on the Quad

Thursday, May 28, 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. The Class Day speaker is to be announced.

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

2020 Master's Graduation Ceremony

Date to be announced
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater
New Research Building
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

2020 Division of Medical Sciences Hooding Ceremony

Date to be announced
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater
New Research Building
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

2020 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 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Class photo of students on Gordon Hall steps during HMS/HSDM Class Day 2019

Harvard Commencement and HMS/HSDM Class Day 2020

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