College Events


Commencement is a University-wide program that celebrates the achievements of all Harvard University graduates.

Gates open at 6:45 AM. The Morning Exercises begin at 9:45 AM and feature remarks from students, the presentation of honorary degrees, and the conferring of student degrees. The Diploma Presentation and Luncheon begins at 12 PM in each House. This is the ceremony where the graduate receives their diploma. The Afternoon Program, which features the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) begins at 2:30 PM.

For more information and specific details about Commencement and Commencement Week, visit the Harvard College Alumni website.