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Midyear Graduation Ceremony
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Harvard College Off-Cycle Graduates Celebrated at Midyear Graduation Ceremony

Harvard affiliates gathered at the Science Center Friday to commemorate off-cycle 2023 graduates of Harvard College.

Class of 2024 Marshals
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Fourteen Seniors Selected as Harvard College Class of 2024 Marshals

The Harvard College Class of 2024 has elected eight senior class marshals, joining six appointed Harvard College Fund marshals to lead the Senior Class Committee, the school announced Friday.

Harvard 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients
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President Bacow Bids Farewell to Harvard, Confers 1,850 College Degrees at 372nd Commencement

Outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow told graduates that he, like the Class of 2023, is “wondering what the future holds,” as he said goodbye to Harvard during Commencement morning exercises on Thursday.

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Tom Hanks Urges Students to ‘Embrace Liberty’ in Harvard Commencement Address

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks urged Harvard’s Class of 2023 to “embrace liberty and freedom” during the University’s 372nd Commencement exercises on Thursday.

Amelia M. Quezada '23 Delivers Adams House Address
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Graduating Harvard Seniors Receive Diplomas at ‘Heartwarming’ House Ceremonies

Following morning Commencement proceedings in Tercentenary Theatre, graduating seniors returned to their residential houses Thursday to receive their diplomas at small ceremonies featuring food, photographs, and abundant house pride.

First Gen Affinity Celebration
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Ahead of Harvard Commencement, Graduating Students Celebrate Accomplishments with Affinity Ceremonies

Harvard student groups hosted affinity celebrations for graduating students across the University on Monday and Tuesday, bringing together students of shared identity as part of this year’s Commencement festivities.

Raymond J. McGuire HBS Class Day 2023
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‘I Had to Prevail’: Wall Street Exec Ray McGuire ’79 Talks Resilience at Harvard Business School Class Day

Harvard Business School graduating students, affiliates, and families gathered on Baker Lawn Wednesday for the school’s class day ceremony, which featured an address from Wall Street executive Raymond J. McGuire ’79.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at HKS Class Day
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Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Leader, Calls on Harvard Kennedy School Grads to Embrace Global Citizenship

Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.

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Commencement

As it Happened: Harvard Commencement 2023

Members of Harvard’s graduating Class of 2023 are set to receive their degrees in the University’s 2023 Commencement ceremony, held in Tercentenary Theatre. Follow our live updates.

Michelle Yeoh Addresses HLS Graduates on Class Day
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‘How to Survive the Fall in Three Easy Steps’: Michelle Yeoh Addresses the Harvard Law School Class of 2023

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh addressed Harvard Law School’s Class of 2023 during the school’s Class Day ceremony at Holmes Field Wednesday afternoon, sharing advice for graduates as they embark on the next stage of their legal careers.

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Year in Review 2023

Rebecca A. Cokley Commencement Disabilities Graduates Event
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Harvard Holds Inaugural Affinity Celebration for Graduates with Disabilities

Harvard held its first affinity celebration for graduates with disabilities in a Monday ceremony that highlighted the accomplishments of students from across the University.

Bacow Simmons A&M Conversation
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Ruth Simmons to Address Harvard Graduate School of Education Class of 2023 at Convocation

Ruth Simmons will deliver the school’s 2023 Convocation address on May 24, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced in a press release last month.

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Comedian Larry Wilmore to Address Harvard College Graduating Seniors at 2023 Class Day

Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and producer Larry Wilmore will address the Harvard College Class of 2023 at this year’s Class Day on May 24, the University announced in a press release Friday.

Tercentenary Theatre Commencement Preparation
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Harvard Charges Student Groups Up to Thousands for Commencement Housing, Sparking Outcry

Harvard is set to charge student groups requesting Commencement housing from Harvard up to thousands of dollars in a marked shift from previous policy, which allowed student groups to stay for free.

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