Graduation 2018


Thursday, May 24, 2018 (All day)


Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

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Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Commencement and Class Day will take place Thursday, May 24, 2018.

On this day of ceremony and festivities, graduating students are granted their degrees and celebrate their accomplishments.

Schedule of Events

More detailed information is distributed to graduating students.

Commencement Exercises at Harvard Yard
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

President Faust confers degrees on graduates of all Harvard University schools. Morning exercises are held rain or shine in Tercentenary Theatre and will be livestreamed on the Harvard home page. This year’s Commencement speaker is Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis.

Class Day on the Quad
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Students are granted the MD or DMD degree and any other advanced degrees they have earned; they are hooded and receive their diplomas. This year’s Class Day speaker is Neal Baer, MD ’96, an award-winning television writer and producer and public health advocate.

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Graduating MD students