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Honoring the Class of 2021

We will gather as a community online on Thursday, May 27, 2021 to award degrees and celebrate the achievements of our graduates.

Ruth Simmons, Ph.D. ’73, will deliver the principal address.

Virtual university-wide graduation ceremony

While we must be separated at this moment of celebration, we will come together virtually on Thursday, May 27 to honor the Class of 2021 and to confer their hard-earned degrees.

"Veritas" shield on campus


*Timing will be updated as details are finalized and is subject to change.

Tuesday, May 25, afternoon Baccalaureate Exercises
Wednesday, May 26 ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Wednesday, May 26, afternoon Class Day Exercises
Thursday, May 27, morning Virtual University-Wide Program
Thursday, May 27, afternoon School Programs

School events

After degrees are conferred, each School at Harvard will follow up with its own virtual event. Links will be updated as information becomes available.