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Harvard Public Affairs & Communications credentials are required for press coverage of all Commencement events in Harvard Yard. Photo identification is required to pick up credentials.

Credentialing for Class Day and Commencement is now open. For full press information, see the rules section or contact Public Affairs & Communications at 617-495-1585.

(Information subject to change)

Time Place Event
Tuesday, May 27th
11:00 AM Sanders Theatre Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises Orator: To be determined.
Poet: To be determined.
Wednesday, May 28th: Class Day
2:00 PM Tercentenary Theatre Speaker: To be determined. Student speakers: To be determined.
Thursday, May 29th: Commencement Day
8:45 – 9:05 AM Massachusetts Hall Honorary Degree recipients may be photographed from a roped-off photo press area in front of Massachusetts Hall.
8:35 – 9:25 AM Harvard Yard Procession may be photographed from a roped-off photo area in front of the John Harvard statue.
9:45 – 11:30 AM
Tercentenary Theatre Morning ExercisesUndergraduate English Oration: To be determined. Undergraduate Latin Oration: To be determined. Graduate English Oration: To be determined.
Conferring of degrees and honorary degrees
1:30 – 2:15 PM Tercentenary Theatre Alumni/ae Parade, led by oldest marchers, begins at the John Harvard statue and into Tercentenary Theatre.
2:15 – 4:00 PM Tercentenary Theatre Afternoon ExercisesAnnual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. Addresses by Harvard President Drew Faust and to be determined.