Student Events

2021 Mar 19

Match Day


Friday, March 19, 2021 (All day)

Five smiling HMS medical students pose holding an "I Matched" sign in a virtual celebration of their residency match.

Match Day is an annual nationwide event at which students learn which residency program they will be attending. It is coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program in Washington, DC. Match Day will take place on March 19th, 2021.

HMS Match Results

2021 Apr 05

Admitted Students Preview Days


Monday, April 5, 2021 (All day) to Wednesday, April 7, 2021 (All day)



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Admitted Students Preview Days 2021 (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.

2021 Apr 05

Fabric 2021: Njikota


Monday, April 5, 2021, 7:00pm


Virtual by invitation

Fabric is an annual event put on by the first-year HMS/HSDM class during Revisit Weekend 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.

Njikota: Fabric 2021 event logo

2021 Apr 06

HST Student Forum Day (Cancelled for 2021)


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

In light of Harvard and MIT policies concerning holding large events during the COVID-19 public health situation, the 2021 HST Forum is cancelled.

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. 

2021 May 27



Thursday, May 27, 2021 (All day)



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.

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a virtual event for Harvard University’s 370th Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

For HMS, Commencement and Class Day exercises will be held virtually instead of in-person to ensure the health and safety of our community during the pandemic.

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