Harvard held its 366th Commencement on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Our next 367th Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, was the featured speaker at the Afternoon Program on Commencement day.

For comprehensive Commencement news, visit the Harvard Gazette's Commencement 2017 page.

General Information

See general information about Commencement activities, details about tickets, events schedules, and locations.

Social Media

  • Follow @HarvardCommence and @Harvard on Twitter for updates and news.
  • Follow @Harvard on Instagram to see Commencement photos.
  • See updates from our community with the #Harvard17 hashtag.


Visit the Harvard Alumni Association's Annual Meeting website for more information about events.