Student Events

2022 May 29

Commencement & Class Day Celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Date: 

Sunday, May 29, 2022 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Yard and the HMS Quad*

Graduation is a day of ceremony and celebration at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. For the class of 2020 and 2021, graduates have been granted the MD and any other advanced degrees they earned and received their diplomas, but on May 29th, 2022, they will be celebrated and hooded.

Graduation traditionally consists of two parts: the Commencement Ceremony and Class Day.

Harvard University’s Commencement Celebration will be held Sunday morning, May 29, 2022. Harvard Medical School's Class Day Graduaton Ceremony will follow in the afternoon.

Class of 2020 and 2021 alumni should register for both celebrations at the links provided above.

*At this time, and as long as conditions safely allow, our expectation is to host celebrations in person and following the tradition with all the regalia, pomp, circumstance, processions, festive music and the like that we have come to expect from Harvard. 

2022 May 26

Graduation - Class of 2022

Date: 

Thursday, May 26, 2022 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Yard and the HMS Quad*

Graduation is a day of ceremony and celebration at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. Students are granted the MD and any other advanced degrees they have earned, they are hooded and they receive their diplomas.

Graduation traditionally consists of two parts: the Commencement Ceremony and Class Day.

Harvard University’s Commencement will be held Thursday morning, May 26, 2022. Harvard Medical School Class Day exercises will follow in the afternoon.

Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students. 

*At this time, and as long as conditions safely allow, our expectation is to host celebrations in person and following the tradition with all the regalia, pomp, circumstance, processions, festive music and the like that we have come to expect from Harvard. 

Information for graduating students including the Class Day schedule, logistics, and ticket pickup information can be found on the internal Class Day website. (HarvardKey login required)

2022 Apr 05

HST Student Forum Day (Cancelled for 2022)

Date: 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The 2022 HST Forum is canceled this academic year.

The HST Forum is an annual event celebrating the depth and breadth of the Health Sciences and Technology student research effort. It provides both HST-London Society MD and HST Medical Engineering Medical Physics PhD students the opportunity to present their scholarly work, learn about the investigative work of their peers, as well as interact with faculty and staff from the greater Harvard-MIT community. There will be a student poster session followed by a plenary session with featured speakers and a presentation of prizes. 

2022 Apr 04

Fabric 2022: Kuponya

Date: 

Monday, April 4, 2022, 7:00pm

Location: 

Register to receive Zoom link

Fabric 2022 circular artistic image titled Kuponya of people gathering around a tree

Fabric is an annual event put on by the first-year HMS/HSDM class during Preview Days for incoming students. It originally began as a cultural showcase to celebrate the African diaspora and highlight the experiences of black students. Over time it has evolved into a school-wide event in which everyone is invited to share a piece of themselves and come together to embrace the diversity of our community.

This year's theme Kuponya is the Swahili word for healing. Through art, the spoken word, dance, and traditional clothing, we hope you draw closer to the traditions that are familiar to you and find comfort and healing in new ones. Sit back, breathe in, breathe out: ni wakati wa kuponya. It is time to heal. 

Register to receive Zoom link.

2022 Apr 04

Admitted Students Preview Days

Date: 

Monday, April 4, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Admitted Students Preview Days 2022 (the event formerly known as Revisit) will be hosted virtually.  Admitted HMS MD and MD-PhD, as well as HSDM students, will be invited to register in order to access the online platform.

About Admitted Students Preview Days:

Admitted Students Preview Days is is held each year in April and is an opportunity for admitted applicants to hear more about HMS and HSDM from faculty, students, and staff before making their final decision as to which medical or dental school they will attend. The Office of the Committee on Admissions partners with current students, the Offices of Student Affairs and Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, as well as HSDM admissions, to plan a comprehensive and exciting schedule of events.

2022 Mar 15

Soma Weiss Student Research Day

Date: 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online

Soma Weiss Student Research Day is an annual forum where medical and dental students present their scholarly work and learn about the investigative work of their peers. The event, first organized by Harvard faculty and medical students in 1940, honors the memory of Soma Weiss, MD (1899-1942), an inspiring teacher and physician at HMS and an ardent supporter of student research. The day consists of a poster session and selected student oral presentations.  It provides students with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and peers from the greater Harvard community. 

The Soma Weiss Student Research Day program for March 15, 2022 with zoom link. (HarvardKey required)

For more information, contact Marcie Naumowicz.