"The promotion of liberty for all, with no exceptions."
Actor, writer, and director Tom Hanks reminded this year’s graduating class of their inborn responsibilies in his Commencement speech.
The ceremony from all sides
The stories behind the degrees are as richly varied as the faces and voices that filled Harvard Yard.
Harvard awards six honorary degrees
Degree recipients came from careers as varied as radio and immunization.
College Class Day
“Be fearless in your lives,” urged comedian Larry Wilmore in his address to the Class of 2023.
Graduate Schools Class Day
Graduating students at Schools across Harvard heard from special guest speakers.
Fields of Crimson
Meet the graduates
My advisor helped build my confidence as a researcher, and that’s something that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my career.”
Yekaterina Shulgina, Harvard Griffin GSAS
Explore the dedicated scholarship and ambitious plans of graduates from all of Harvard’s degree-granting Schools.
Harvard College and the graduate and professional Schools host additional commencement events unique to their communities.