Student Events

2020 Mar 20

Match Day


Friday, March 20, 2020 (All day)


TMEC Atrium

20 different video images of faculty and students gathering virtually to celebrate residency matches. Image: Grace Fehrenbach

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

2020 Apr 05



Sunday, April 5, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (All day)



Revisit is held each year in April and is an opportunity for admitted applicants to visit campus for a second look before making their final decision as to which medical school they will attend. The Office of the Committee on Admissions partners with the Offices of Student Affairs and Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs to plan a comprehensive and exciting schedule of events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Revisit 2020 will be now be hosted virtually. Admitted HMS MD and MD-PhD students will be invited to register in order to access the online platform.

2020 Apr 06

HST Student Forum Day (Cancelled for 2020)


Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

In light of Harvard and MIT policies concerning holding large events during the COVID-19 public health situation, the 2020 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. 

2020 May 28



Thursday, May 28, 2020 (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 369th Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 and an in-person celebration  will be hosted sometime later (read more).

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. 


2020 Aug 03

Student Orientation


Monday, August 3, 2020 (All day) to Friday, August 7, 2020 (All day)

Information for new students coming soon! Orientation is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 3-7th, 2020. Orientation events include JAAM (Justice, Advocacy and Activism in Medicine) and FEAT (First-year Education Adventure Trip).