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

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Class Day Live Stream featuring Joe Biden

Watch live Class Day Live Stream featuring Joe Biden

Commencement News

Commencement information

See general information about Commencement activities, details about tickets, events schedules, weather information, and locations.

Mark Zuckerberg named Commencement speaker

Internet leader and philanthropist will address Afternoon Exercises on May 25

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

Birth of a peaceful Europe

70 years ago, a little-heralded speech at Harvard's Commencement outlined the Marshall Plan, which calmed a continent

Seminal speeches through the years

360° video recreates the impact of sitting among graduates while listening to Churchill, Kennedy, Rowling, others

Senior’s rap thesis links Chaucer, Obama

“Liminal Minds” album combines elements of Middle English poetry with issues of racial identity in America


On display through Sept. 15

Playing Fair? Title IX at 45

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free Admission Day for Harvard Class Day

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free Admission Day for Harvard Commencement


Backstage with the Lowell House Opera at Harvard

Organized by an eclectic group of students, community members, and professional artists the Lowell House Opera offers students the opportunity to learn on the job while rubbing shoulders with seasoned professionals who are accustomed to, and expect, conservatory-level results. 

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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Chan School grad believes biostatistics can penetrate cancer’s puzzles

Daniel Schlauch is looking to put his talents with numbers to work fighting cancer.

Highest honor awarded by Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awards the Centennial Medal to four outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society have made a …

Announcing 2017-18 Radcliffe Institute Fellows

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study introduces its new class of fellows for 2017-18.

Local churches join in Harvard Commencement tradition

For the 29th consecutive year, neighboring churches and institutions will ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 366th Commencement Exercises.

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News from Around Harvard

Who Are the Shadow Brokers?

May 23, 2017After the WannaCry outbreak, the Shadow Brokers threatened to release more NSA secrets every month, giving cybercriminals and other governments worldwide even more exploits and hacking …

Most Creative: John Lithgow’s Harvard Years

It’s been a year of milestones for actor and Harvard alum John Lithgow, who this week celebrates his 50th class reunion. …

The Message NATO Needs to Hear From Trump

May 23, 2017As President Donald Trump prepares to meet his counterparts for the first time at NATO headquarters in Brussels this week, it is worth recalling [President Obama’s message to NATO] from …

WATCH: Live broadcasts of HLS Class Day and Commencement

The Law School Class Day and Commencement Diploma Ceremonies will be live streamed on the days of the events. …

Why Companies Shouldn’t Try to Hack Their Hackers

It’s hard to identify attackers, and even harder to punish them.

“Did he kill? If he did kill, I would swear that it is with this meticulous, somewhat maniacal, admirably lucid care with which he classifies his notes, drafts his papers. Did he kill? Then it is while whistling a little tune, and wearing an apron for...

Why is it so great? I came across this stunning line (yes, it’s more than one sentence) in a piece in a literary journalism journal about the novelist Colette’s outings as a journalist …

Watch Live: HGSE Convocation Ceremony

400x200-commencement-tent.png Dean James E. …