Revelry amid the raindrops

Snapshots of Harvard's 366th Commencement, from dawn to dusk

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Commencement News

Apathy not an option, Biden says

In Class Day address, former vice president urges graduates to help shape the nation

‘When the law and conscience intersected’

At Law School, Sally Yates explains why she refused to enforce travel ban, even if it cost her job

Harvard awards 10 honorary degrees

Recognizes principal speaker Mark Zuckerberg among others top in their field

The gift of the art of noticing

Going into the world, see as well as be seen, Faust advises Class of ’17 at Baccalaureate Service

Departing as leaders

Praise, counsel, gratitude for six seniors at ROTC commissioning ceremony

At PBK ceremony, a call to empathy

‘Life teaches that presence matters,’ says MIT’s Sherry Turkle, joined at Sanders Theatre by poet Mark Doty


Thursday, May 25, & Friday, May 26, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Life: In Color

On display through July 29

John Lithgow: Actor as Artist


Vice President Joe Biden: Class Day Speech | Harvard Commencement 2017

Vice President Joe Biden addresses graduating seniors at Harvard’s Senior Class Day ceremony on May 24, 2017 at Tercentenary Theatre.

Harvard researchers study what causes falls among elderly

For over 50 years, scientists at the Institute for Aging Research, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have been studying what causes falls among the elderly, and how to prevent them. 

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Place yourself among the Harvard graduates

This 360 video puts you in the shoes of a Harvard student experiencing graduation as it unfolds.

Make a difference, Zuckerberg tells Harvard graduates

One of Harvard’s most famous dropouts returned to receive a degree and encourage the Class of 2017 to go out and make a difference in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg’s speech as written for Harvard’s Class of 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's speech (as written) for Harvard's 366th Commencement.

Harvard Commencement Day coverage, from dawn to dusk

A full day of coverage from Harvard's 366th Commencement.

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News from Around Harvard

Media & Politics Must Reads, May 26, 2017

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web. …

Nicholas Burns Delivers 2017 Commencement Address for Salem State University

May 18, 2017On May 18, Professor Burns delivered the 2017 Commencement Address to the Salem State University School of Graduate Studies in Salem, Massachusetts. …

Nicholas Burns Gives Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Degree from American University of Paris

May 23, 2017Ambassador Nicholas Burns in Paris on May 23, 2017 receiving and honorary degree and delivering the Commencement address to the American University of Paris class of 2017. 

Harvard Law School Commencement 2017

On Thursday, May 25, the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 braved the rain to pick up their diplomas and officially become HLS graduates. …

Global Migration and Refugees

A panel of alumni reflect on the refugee crisis

Introducing the 2017-19 Environmental Fellows

May 25, [email protected] the 2017-19 Environmental Fellows1The Harvard University Center for the Environment extends a warm welcome to the newest class of Environmental Fellows: …

GALLERY: Harvard Law School celebrates Class Day 2017

Harvard Law School’s 2017 Class Day ceremony featured speeches by Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Harvard Law School Professor Mark Wu, winner of the 2017 …

Scholarship and Service

Dean Daley exhorts graduates to pursue their ideals and serve the world