President Faust urges the Class of 2018 to ‘see with fresh eyes’

Faust says the students helped to transform Harvard and the world around them as they strived for reinvention, inclusion, and innovation

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Commencement News

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named Class Day speaker

The award-winning author will address graduating seniors on May 23

John Lewis named Harvard Commencement speaker

Prominent Civil Rights leader and congressman will address Afternoon Program

Two leaders, one Harvard

Drew Faust and Larry Bacow on learning from each other, the value of humility in decision-making, and the challenges facing higher education

Phi Beta Kappa literary exercises

Kevin Young ’92 was the featured poet of the 228th Phi Beta Kappa literary exercises, held Tuesday morning at Sanders Theatre

A revolution, 50 years in the making

The Harvard and Radcliffe Class of 1968 returns to campus

Alumni presented with Harvard Medal on Commencement

Three alumni are recognized for their service to the University

Local churches join Harvard in Commencement tradition

Neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 367th Commencement Exercises

Watch our Commencement live stream on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 8:45am EDT

Watch live Watch our Commencement live stream on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 8:45am EDT


Thursday, May 24, 2018, 9:45am - 10:45am

Commencement Day Morning Exercises

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Commencement Day Afternoon Program


Harvard names Lawrence S. Bacow as 29th president

Lawrence S. Bacow, one of the most experienced and respected leaders in American higher education, will become the 29th president of Harvard University on July 1, 2018.

First generation graduate hopes to impact and better lives in marginalized communities

Raised by immigrant parents, Yesenia Ortiz was their second child to attend Harvard, and is using the opportunity to help others overcome the obstacles her parents faced.

Latest Harvard Gazette News

Drew Faust, Ash Carter salute new ROTC officer’s dedication to a ‘bigger purpose’

The ROTC commissioning ceremony honored new officers in the armed forces.

Harvard Corporation elects two new members

Penny S. Pritzker ’81, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and past Harvard Overseer, and Carolyn A. …

Harvard’s GSAS presents Centennial Medal to four alumni

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences presented the Centennial Medal to four distinguished alumni who have made fundamental and lasting contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their …

Grad discovers algorithms in justice system don’t always compute

Priscilla Guo ’18 found 49 of the 50 states use predictive algorithms in bail, pretrial, and sentencing hearings. Her thesis uncovers their flaws.

News from Around Harvard

Sen. Flake challenges Class of 2018 to protect the rule of law

On Class Day, May 23, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake told the Class of 2018 assembled on a sunny Holmes Field that they were entering the legal profession in a critical moment.

E-cigarettes aren't better at helping smokers quit than other strategies

E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit more than other interventions, though financial incentives do, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. …

HGSE Presents 2018 Convocation Honors

400x200-commencement-banner.png Watch video of the 2018 Convocation ceremony below:

The Quest for Second-Day Freedom

1000x500_wilson_john_hno.jpg Thank you, Dean Ryan…thank you for making HGSE stronger and better! One can have no sweeter legacy than that! Congratulations to …

What Do Schools Look Like in Wakanda?

770x385-UK-karen-mapp.png Welcome students, families, friends, and colleagues to this afternoon’s convocation. …

Some Of Us Have Done More With Less

1500x750-edyson-julio-0027.jpg They sat in a half-circle that spanned out towards the back of the classroom, each inmate garbed in the classic jail two-piece: the …

City Receives 2018 Morningstar Family Teaching Award

1500x750-liz-city-final.jpg At the Harvard Graduate School of Education Convocation Exercises on May 23, Senior Lecturer Elizabeth City, faculty director of the …

Commencement Week 2018 in Pictures

1500x750-commencement-tent.jpg Photos by Jill Anderson, Casey Bayer, and Michael Rodman Additional photos provided by PACE (Pan-Asian Coalition for Education) and …