Celebrating the Class of ’22
Explore the 2022 Commencement
Democracies need defending
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used the Commencement address as call to action on the erosion of trust, the need for social media reform, and the end of tribalism.
Stories from the Yard
Parents, friends, and proud graduates celebrated a hard-earned Commencement.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu urged graduates to hold fast to Harvard’s founding motto of veritas.
In his address, President Bacow urged seniors to embrace the unexpected.
Eight cadets and midshipmen in training were sworn into the armed forces.
Meet the graduates
At Harvard Divinity School, Jonathan had the opportunity to participate in research with faculty members he had admired before coming to the School.
Nicole applied lessons from her time playing NCAA lacrosse into “the team sport of surgery,” as she pursued her degree in dental medicine.
Marissa had to give up her Olympic figure-skating dreams after suffering a concussion, but the experience led her to study neuroscience at Harvard College.
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Kim used a short-term residency in Boston to explore the Extension School’s offerings. She ended up with a master’s degree and a career change focused on counseling transgender children and adolescents.
Brandon Alexander Anthony
Brandon hopes to launch a company that helps health systems design better services for patients of color, LGBTQ+ patients, and other marginalized groups.
A social entrepreneur from Nepal, Jesselina came to Harvard Law School to focus on human rights and women’s health.
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2020 & 2021 Commencement
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland made a plea for more to embrace public service for part of their lives to help defend the nation’s democratic institutions.
Stories from the Yard
The Classes of 2020 and 2021 returned to campus to celebrate their long-awaited in-person Commencement.
A look at the celebration
Photos capture the pride, triumph, and hope of all three Commencement Classes.
2022 Radcliffe Medal
In the keynote discussion for Radcliffe Day, Sherrilyn Ifill issued a call to resist nihilism and get involved.
PBK Literary Exercises
Theda Skocpol urged the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Class to confront “the troubles of our time” and fight to defend the public good.
Alexandra’s research into ancient libraries explores a fuller, more accurate intellectual history, one that puts less emphasis on patriarchy and aristocratic philanthropy.
Vincent is bringing the knowledge and experience he gained from his master’s degree in bioethics to his new assignment as a chaplain bioethicist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
At the Graduate School of Education, Celestina learned that early education is as much about emotional support as it is about the lesson plan.
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Ed is working at the intersection of technology, design, and policy by exploring how artificial intelligence can tackle public policy issues.
Born and raised in Hunan, China, Lucy’s parents instilled in her a love of learning and a curious mindset, which led to her interest in international development.
Drew pursued a business degree so he could help companies transition their focus from shareholder returns to positive social and environmental change.
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Harvard College and the graduate and professional Schools host additional commencement events unique to their communities.
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