The Events of the Week

The many rituals of graduation peak on Commencement day, which this year includes addresses by President Lawrence H. Summers and former U.S. senator and Harvard faculty member Daniel Patrick Moynihan. For updates, visit www.harvard-magazine.com or www.commencementoffice.harvard.edu.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises at 11, with orator Simon Schama and poet Charles Wright. Sanders Theatre.

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

Senior Class Picture, following the services. Widener steps.

Class of 2002 Family Dinner and Picnic, at 6. Complimentary for graduating seniors, extra tickets $15 each; reservations required. Soldiers Field.

Harvard Extension Alumni Banquet, at 6. Advance reservations required. Sheraton Commander Hotel.

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

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Divinity School Alumni/ae Day, with worship at 9; symposium, "Moral Leadership in the Twenty-first Century," by Dunphy professor of the practice in religion, ethnicity, and international conflict David Little and public service professor of public leadership David Gergen, at 10; followed by luncheon and alumni award presentations on Andover lawn at noon.

50th Reunion Memorial Service, at 9 in the Memorial Church, followed by Class Picture, at 10:45 on the Widener steps.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, at 11, with an address by Robert Leverone '52. Memorial Church steps.

Business School Class Day Events, 2:30-6, for students and guests, with a guest speaker to be announced.

Senior Class Picnic, at noon. The Old Yard.

Law School Alumni Spread, 12-2. Tickets required. Jarvis Field tent.

Senior Class Day Exercises, at 2, with the Harvard and Ivy Orations and a guest speaker to be announced. Tercentenary Theatre.

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

Division of Medical Sciences Alumni Symposium on Neurosciences, 3-5. "Learning about Human Neurodegenerative Diseases from Flies," "Amyloid Beta Peptide: A Century of Discovery," and "Perceiving and Predicting in the Visual System." Cannon Room, Building C.

Kennedy School Commencement Address, at 10, by former U.S. senator George J. Mitchell. ARCO Forum.

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

Law School Reception, 4-6. Jarvis Field.

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

25th Reunion Welcome Dinner, 5-7. Science Center tent.

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

Band and Glee Club Concert, at 8. Tercentenary Theatre. Free and open to the public.

Law School Class Final Bash, 8:30-midnight. Jarvis Field tent.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

COMMENCEMENT DAY

Law School Champagne Breakfast, 7-9. Jarvis Field tent.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Breakfast, 7:15. Lawn in front of the University Museums.

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.

Medical School Faculty Symposiums, 9-noon, "Women's Health" and "Male Violence." Registration required.

Medical School Class of 1977 Symposiums, all day, registration required. Panel I, "Life Outside of Medicine"; Panel II, "Medical Innovations in 25 Years"; Panel III, "Medical Challenges in the Twenty-first Century"; Panel IV, "Medical Policy, Politics, and Public Service."

The 351st Commencement Exercises, at 10. Tercentenary Theatre.

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

GSAS Diploma Ceremony, 11:45, at Sanders Theatre, followed by champagne reception and buffet. Lawn in front of the University Museums.

The General Alumni Spread, 11:45. $15 per person. South Old Yard.

Luncheon and Diploma Ceremonies for seniors, at noon. The Undergraduate Houses.

The Tree Spread, for College classes of 1918-1951, 11:45. Alumni are guests of the College; all others, $35 per person. Holworthy Hall area.

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

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

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

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

Law School Luncheon and Diploma Ceremony, 11:15-2. 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. Kresge tent.

School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony, 2:30, with David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General. Kresge Courtyard.

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, 2:30, with speeches by President Lawrence H. Summers and former U.S. senator and Harvard faculty member Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Tercentenary Theatre.

25th Reunion Class Picture, at 5. Widener steps.

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus Annual Commencement Dinner, 6:30. Reservations required for dinner; none required for drinks (4:30-6:30) or the after-dinner program (at 8). Keynote speaker and location to be announced. 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. Harvard Club of Boston.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

35th Reunion Class Picture, 9:45. Widener steps.

25th Reunion Symposiums, 10-noon and 2:30-4, Science Center.

35th Reunion Symposium, 10:15-noon, with Stanfield professor of international peace and Malkin professor of public policy Robert Putnam. Emerson 105.

35th Reunion Memorial Service, 3:15. Memorial Church.

25th Reunion Address, at 5, by President Lawrence H. Summers. Gordon Track.

Radcliffe Commemorative Service, at 9. Rozlyn L. Anderson '77, speaker. Jeanne Dinsmore Dreifus '52 leads the service. Memorial Church.

Radcliffe Association Symposium, 10:15-12:15. "Making a Difference in a Challenging World," with Anne Garrels '72, Margaret Hamburg '77, Gish Jen '77, BI '87, Clare Dalton, LL.M. '73, Leila Ahmed BI '86, Cara Dunne-Yates '92, and moderator Judith Farris Bowman '61.

Radcliffe Association Luncheon, 12:30, with an address by tennis legend and social activist Billie Jean King, recipient of the 2002 Radcliffe Medal. Advance registration required. Radcliffe Yard.

Radcliffe Association Annual Meeting, 2:30, with 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.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

25th Reunion Session, with an address at 9 by Radcliffe Institute dean Drew Gilpin Faust; the reunion longitudinal study report (9:30-11); and symposiums (11:15-12:30). Sanders Theatre.

35th Reunion Barbecue Lunch, 12:30, and a discussion on the future of Radcliffe with Radcliffe Institute dean Drew Gilpin Faust, 1:30-2:30. Winsor School, Boston.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

25th Reunion Memorial Service, at 10. Memorial Church.

 

For details about Harvard reunions and events for graduating seniors, contact the classes and reunions office of the Harvard Alumni Association, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Cambridge 02138. at 617-495-2555 or 617-496-alum; [email protected]; or www.haa.harvard.edu.

For information on Radcli!=e reunions, contact the Radcliffe Association Office, 79 Brattle Street, 617-495-8641; [email protected]; or www.radcliffe.edu/alumnae.

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 Summers and the Commencement Speaker deliver their addresses. Tickets for the afternoon ceremony will be available through the Harvard Alumni Association, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 6th floor, Cambridge 02138. Richard M. Hunt, University Marshal

large group of graduates, cheering each other on

Photograph by Jim Harrison

a postdoc hoists a giant air-filled globe of the world above his head

Photograph by Jim Harrison

postdocs celebrating

Photograph by Jim Harrison

horsemen on white horses in the Yard

Photograph by Jim Harrison

       

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