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The many rituals of graduation peak on Commencement day, which this year includes addresses by President Neil L. Rudenstine and Robert E. Rubin...

The many rituals of graduation peak on Commencement day, which this year includes addresses by President Neil L. Rudenstine and Robert E. Rubin '60, chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup Inc. and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. For updated information, visit

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Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises at 11, with orator Garrison Keillor and poet Lucie Brock-Broido. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Symposium, at 2. "Harvard/IBM Mark 1 to The Undergraduates' Information Technology Experience," with Professor Anthony Oettinger '51, Dean Harry Lewis '68, Alex LeVine '95, and David Mitby '01. Sanders Theatre.

Baccalaureate Services for graduating seniors, at 2. Memorial Church.

Senior Class Picture, at 4. Widener steps.

Class of 2001 Barbecue, at 6. Complimentary for graduating seniors, extra tickets $15 each, reservations required. Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Facility.

Harvard Extension Alumni Banquet, at 6. Advance reservations required. Quincy House Dining Room.

Divinity School Reunions reception and dinner, from 5:30. Harvard Club of Boston.


Divinity School Alumni/ae Day, with worship at 9; keynote speech, "There's Something about Mary: Recent Research on Mary Magdelene," by Professors Karen King and François Bovon, at 10; followed by luncheon on Andover lawn at noon.

50th Reunion Memorial Service, at 9 in Memorial Church, followed by Class Picture, at 10:15 on the Widener steps.

25th Reunion Memorial Service, 10:30-11:30. Memorial Church.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, at 10:45, with an address by James F. O'Neil '51. Steps of Memorial Church.

50th Reunion Spotlight, at 11. Address and poetry reading by classmate Donald Hall. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Symposium, at 12. President emeritus Derek C. Bok. Sanders Theatre.

Business School Class Day Events, 1-6, for students and guests. Speaker to be announced. By ticket only.

25th Reunion Class, noon, House lunches, reservations required.

Senior Class Picnic, noon. The Old Yard.

Law School Alumni Spread, 12-2. Jarvis Field, behind Harkness Commons.

Senior Class Day Exercises, at 2, with the Harvard and Ivy Orations and guest speaker Bono. Tercentenary Theatre.

Law School Class Day Ceremony, at 2:30, with a guest speaker to be announced. Holmes Field.

50th Reunion Symposium, at 2:30. "Healthcare Research and Education: Problems and Progress," with professors of medicine David G. Nathan '51, M.D. '55, and Mitchell T. Rabkin '51, M.D. '55; professor of health policy Stuart Altman of Brandeis University ; and Judge Herbert P. Wilkins '51. Sanders Theatre.

25th Reunion Symposiums, 3-4:30 and 8:30 to 10. Locations to be announced.

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Division of Medical Sciences Alumni Sponsored Symposium, 3-5, "Celebrating the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowship." Cannon Room, Building C.

Kennedy School Commencement Speaker, time, place, and speaker to be announced.

Masters' Receptions, time varies by House, for members of the senior class. The Undergraduate Houses.

Law School Reception, 4-6. Jarvis Field.

Medical School Reception, 4-6, for graduates and their families. Tosteson Medical Education Center.

Divinity School Graduation Service, at 4:30. Memorial Church. Reception immediately following on Andover lawn.

Graduate School of Education pre-Commencement ceremony, at 9, Radcliffe Yard, followed by Commencement Celebration Dance, 8-12, in Radcliffe Yard.

Graduate School of Design Reception, 5:30-7:30. Gund Hall.

Band and Glee Club Concert, at 8. Tercentenary Theatre.

Law School Class Final Bash, 9-12 a.m. Jarvis Field Tent.


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Law School Champagne Breakfast, 7-8:30. Jarvis Field Tent.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Breakfast, 7:15. Bio Labs Courtyard.

Business School degree candidates assemble, 7:15. Baker Library.

Yard Gates open, 7:45.

Senior Class Chapel Service, 8:15. Memorial Church.

Alumni/ae Procession begins, 8:45. Academic procession follows, 9:05. The Old Yard.

Harvard Medical School Faculty Symposium, 9-noon, "What You Would Learn Now at HMS," registration required. Tosteson Medical Education Center.

Harvard Medical School Class of 1976 Symposiums, all day, registration required. Panel I, "Impact of Technology on Medicine in the Twenty-first Century"; Panel II, "Reports from Near and Afar: The Challenges of Educating Doctors"; Panel III, "Global Health: Opportunities and Threats"; Panel IV, "From Medicine to Life through the Life Cycle." Walter Amphitheater, Tosteson Medical Education Center.

The 350th Commencement Exercises, at 10. Tercentenary Theatre.

Business School Luncheon, 11:30, for graduates and their guests. Tickets required. Kresge tents and boardroom.

GSAS Diploma-Awarding Ceremony, 11:45, at Sanders Theatre, with champagne reception and buffet at Bio Labs Courtyard.

The General Alumni/ae Spread, 11:45. $20 per person. The Old Yard.

Luncheon and Diploma Ceremonies for seniors, 11:45. The Undergraduate Houses.

The Tree Spread, for College classes of 1917-1950, 11:45. Alumni are guests of the College; all others, $35 per person. The North Yard.

Kennedy School of Government Diploma Ceremony, 11:45 processional, followed by ceremony and luncheon. JFK Park. By ticket only.

Graduate School of Design Diploma Ceremony, noon. A luncheon follows. Gund Hall Garden.

Divinity School Spread, noon, followed by the presentation of diplomas at 1. Andover lawn.

Graduate School of Education Diploma Ceremony, noon. Radcliffe Yard.

Law School Luncheon and Diploma Ceremony, noon. Holmes Field.

Medical School and School of Dental Medicine Class Day Ceremony, with luncheon at noon, followed by presentation of diplomas at 2. Medical School Quadrangle.

Business School Diploma Ceremony, 12:30. Baker Lawn.

Extension School Diploma Ceremonies, at 1. Loeb Drama Center.

Extension School Certificate Ceremonies, at 1. Lowell Hall.

Alumni Parade begins, 1:45. The Old Yard, in front of Harvard Hall.

Business School Reception, for graduates, guests, faculty members, and staff. 2:30-4:30. Location to be announced.

School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony, 2:30, with Mexican minister of health Julio Frenk. Kresge Courtyard.

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, 2:30, featuring speeches by President Rudenstine and Robert E. Rubin. Tercentenary Theatre.

25th Reunion Class Picture, 5:30 Widener steps.

Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus Annual Commencement Dinner, at 6. Reservations required for the dinner; no reservations required for drinks (4-6) or the after-dinner program (at 8), with keynote speaker Deirdre McCloskey '64, Ph.D. '70. Lowell House Dining Hall. Visit [email protected], or call (410) 223-2932, for details.

Radcliffe Welcome Dinner, 6-9, with Drew Gilpin Faust, dean of the Radcliffe Institute. Advance registration required. Greenleaf House Tent, 76 Brattle Street.

School of Dental Medicine Commencement Banquet, at 6. By reservation only. Sheraton Boston Hotel.

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35th Reunion Class Picture, 9:15. Widener Steps.

35th Reunion Symposium, 10-12. Science Center B.

Radcliffe Commemorative Service, at 9. Memorial Church.

Radcliffe Association Symposium, 10:15-12:15. "Women, Politics, and Society," with Cecily Cannan Selby '46, Lani Carol Guinier '71, Esmeralda Santiago '76, Mary Fainsod Katzenstein '66, Madeline Kunin BI '91-92, Suzanne Nossel '91, and moderator Judith Farris Bowman '61. Loeb Drama Center.

Radcliffe Association Luncheon, 12:30, with an address by Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and winner of the 2001 Radcliffe Medal. Advance registration required. Radcliffe Yard.

Radcliffe Association Annual Meeting, 2:30. Presentation of the Distinguished Service Awards, the Alumnae Recognition Awards, the Graduate Society Medal, and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Young Alumna Award. Agassiz Theatre.

For details about Harvard reunions and events for graduating seniors, contact the classes and reunions office of the Harvard Alumni Association, Wadsworth House, at 617-495-2555 or 617-496-alum; [email protected]; or

For information on Radcliffe reunions, contact the Radcliffe Association Office, 79 Brattle Street, 617-495-8641; [email protected]; or

For details about pre-registration for Medical Area symposiums, contact Nora Nercessian at 617-432-1560 or [email protected].

The Harvard Information Center, Holyoke Center, is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 4:45, and can be reached at 617-495-1573.



Morning Exercises

To accommodate the increasing number of those wishing to attend Harvard's Commencement Exercises, the following guidelines are proposed to facilitate admission into Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Morning:

Degree candidates will receive a limited number of tickets to Commencement. Parents and guests of degree candidates must have tickets, which they will be required to show at the gates in order to enter Tercentenary Theatre. Seating capacity is limited, however there is standing room on the Widener steps and at the rear and sides of the Theatre for viewing the exercises.

Note: A ticket allows admission into the Theatre, but does not guarantee a seat. The sale of Commencement tickets is prohibited.

Alumni/ae attending their major reunions (25th, 35th, 50th) will receive tickets at their reunions. Alumni/ae in classes beyond the 50th may obtain tickets from the Classes and Reunions Office, Wadsworth House.

Alumni/ae from non-major reunion years and their spouses are requested to view the Morning Exercises over large-screen televisions situated in the Science Center, Sanders Theatre, most of the undergraduate Houses and professional schools. These locations provide ample seating, and tickets are not required.

Afternoon Exercises

The Harvard Alumni Association's Annual Meeting convenes in Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement afternoon. All alumni and alumnae, faculty, students, parents, and guests are invited to attend and hear President Rudenstine and the Commencement Speaker deliver their addresses. Tickets for the afternoon ceremony will be available through the Harvard Alumni Association, Wadsworth House, Cambridge, MA 02138. Richard M. Hunt, University Marshal

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