Photos show the many sides of Harvard's 2016 Commencement festivities.
With cameos by former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, world-famous soprano Renée Fleming, and even Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman ’03, Harvard’s 364th Commencement could not be described as boring.
Harvard’s honorary degree recipients span history, with Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, John F. Kennedy, and Nelson Mandela being just a few among the hundreds over the past 364 commencements.
The massive library, which rose after the Titanic sank, remains a linchpin of learning and conservation at Harvard.
Harvard's 363rd Commencement brought together students, thousands of spectators, and even the "Queen of Soul."
The Class of 2013 arrived in 2009 eager, wild-eyed, and excited — and four years later, they would leave just the same way.
The sea of caps and gowns, many decorated with colorful regalia, is a memorable sight in Harvard’s Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Day. But glance beyond the graduates and you’ll find an even larger gathering.
All over campus, graduates toasted their hard work and great accomplishment on this perfect New England day as they also looked toward the hope of what tomorrow will bring.
These photographs offer a tribute to the women and men of the Class of 2011, who become the most recent link in the “long winding train” of Harvard graduates.
Anticipation gave way to celebration today in Harvard Yard as more than 7,000 students graduated during Commencement Day ceremonies. Here is the day captured in a photo journal.
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