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Press Kit for the Inauguration of Claudine Gay

Please find enclosed on this page information from Harvard University Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC) to assist in media coverage of the Inauguration of Claudine Gay.

President Gay’s Biography

Claudine Gay became the 30th president of Harvard University on July 1, 2023. Please find President Gay’s biography in this link.

Getting to know Claudine Gay
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Meet our president

Photos for editorial use

Photos will be available via this Dropbox link at approximately 6pm on Friday, September 29. Photos may be used editorially, and must be credited to Harvard University. 

History of the Presidency

To learn more about Harvard University’s past presidents, please visit the History of the Presidency page.

Program details

Learn more about all the speeches and performances happening during the inaugurations. Ceremony details page.

President Gay’s Inauguration Address

Please find the text of President Gay’s Inauguration Address here.


Harvard Guest Wi-Fi is available in Harvard Yard. Access information available here.

Visit the Inauguration website for more details about the day.

Contact Information

Media contact: Please email

Harvard University Police Department: 617-495-1212 (Urgent line in case of safety concern)