Harvard Commencement and HMS Class Day 2019

Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Commencement and Class Day will take place Thursday, May 30, 2019

Graduation is celebrated with ceremony at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School.

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 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.

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 Commencement and HMS Class Day 2019