The Events of the Week

The many rituals of Harvard graduation peak on June 10, Commencement day, which includes the annual addresses by President Lawrence H. Summers and Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations. For updates, visit or and see the special notice regarding Commencement exercises.


50th Reunion Symposium, 2-3:45. "Harvard Today," panel discussion with ranking Harvard administrators. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Symposium, 3:30-5. "Lives in Government and Politics," panel with members of Class of 1954. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Dinner, at 7. Annenberg Hall. After dining with the class, President Lawrence H. Summers and William C. Kirby, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will deliver addresses at 8:30. Sanders Theatre.


Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises at 11, with orator Niall Ferguson and poet David Smith. Sanders Theatre.

Kennedy School Class Day Ceremony, 1-4. Speaker to be announced. John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

50th Reunion Symposium, 1:30-3. "Literary Life," panel with members of Class of 1954. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Symposium, 3:30-5. "Changes in the World of Finance," panel with members of Class of 1954. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Symposium, 3:30-5. "International Adventure in Social Innovation," panel with members of Class of 1954. Science Center C.

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

Senior Class Picture, at 4. Widener steps.

Senior Class Family Dinner and Party, at 6. Reservations required. $15 per person. Athletic area.

Extension School Alumni Banquet, at 6. Tickets required. $45 per person. Quincy House.

Divinity School Reunion Dinner, 6-9. Speaker: Former dean of the school George Rupp, now president of the International Rescue Committee. Tickets required. Museum of Science, Boston.

50th Reunion Night at the Boston Pops, at 8. Symphony Hall, Boston.


Kennedy School Commencement Address, at 2. Speaker: Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

Dental School Alumni Day, 9-2. Seminar, luncheon, and awards ceremony. Medical School Conference Center.

50th Reunion Memorial Service, at 9. Memorial Church. Class Picture follows. Widener steps.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, at 11:30. Memorial Church steps.

Senior Class Day Family Picnic, at noon. Reservations required. Old Yard.

Divinity School Alumni/ae Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, at noon. Andover lawn.

Law School Alumni Spread, at noon, with speeches by Dean Elena Kagan and International Criminal Court Judge Navanethem Pillay, LL.M '82, S.J.D. '88. Holmes Field tent.

Business School Class Day, 12:30-4. Speaker to be announced. Baker lawn.

50th Reunion Symposium, 2-4. "Harvard Faculty: Cutting Edge in Science and Medicine." Sanders Theatre.

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

Divinity School Symposium, 2-4. "The Ethical Complexity of Embryonic Stem Cell Research." Andover Hall.

Law School Class Day Ceremony, 2:30-4. Speaker: Economist, comedian, and writer Ben Stein. Holmes Field.

Division of Medical Sciences Alumni Symposium, 3-5. Registration required. Tosteson Medical Education Center.

Law School Reception, 4-6. Holmes Field tent.

Graduate School of Design Address, at 5. Speaker: Maurice D. Cox, an architect and mayor of Charlottesville, Va., speaking on "Design Thinking and Creativity in the Real World." Reception follows. Gund Hall.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Reception, 4-6. Dudley House.

Divinity School Graduation Worship Service, at 4:30. Memorial Church. Reception follows. Andover lawn.

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

25th Reunion Welcome Dinner, 5:30. Location to be announced.

35th Reunion Welcome Dinner, 6:30. Tent, Holworthy Hall.

50th Reunion Gala Dinner Dance, Moakley Courthouse, Boston.

Band and Glee Club Class Day Concert, at 8. Memorial Church steps.

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

Graduate School of Education Dance, 8-midnight. Radcliffe Yard.


Yard Gates open, 6:45.

Law School Champagne Breakfast, at 7. Holmes Field tent.

GSAS Breakfast, at 7. Peabody Museum lawn.

Business School degree candidates assemble, at 7. Kresge Dining Hall.

Senior Chapel Service, at 8. Memorial Church.

Alumni/ae Procession into Tercentenary Theatre, at 8:30.

Advanced Degree Candidates' Procession, at 8:35.

Academic Procession, at 8:50.

The 353rd Commencement Exercises, 9:45-11:30. Tercentenary Theatre.

Medical School Class of '79 Symposium, 9-5. Panel discussions and a luncheon. Registration required. Tostesen Medical Education Center.

Medical School Faculty Symposium, "Deep in the Heart of the New Research Building," 9-noon, followed by luncheon. Registration required. Gordon Hall.

GSAS Diploma Ceremony, 11:30. Sanders Theatre. Champagne reception and luncheon follow. Peabody Museum lawn.

General Alumni Spread, 11:30. $15 per person. Old Yard.

The Tree Spread, for the College classes of 1918 to 1953, 11:30. Free to invited alumni; $35 for others. Reservations required. Holden Quadrangle.

Business School Luncheon, 11:30, for graduates and guests. Tickets required. Kresge tent and boardroom. Diploma ceremony follows, 12:30. Baker lawn.

Law School Diploma Ceremony and Luncheon, 11:30-2:15. Holmes Field.

Senior Luncheon and Diploma Ceremonies, at noon. Undergraduate Houses.

Kennedy School Procession, Diploma Ceremony, and Luncheon, at noon. John F. Kennedy Park.

Graduate School of Design Diploma Ceremony, at noon. Luncheon follows. Tickets required. Gund Hall.

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

Divinity School Luncheon, at noon. Diploma ceremony follows at 1:30. Andover lawn.

Extension School Diploma Ceremonies, 1-3. Loeb Drama Center.

Alumni Procession forms, 1:15; procession begins at 1:30. Old Yard.

Medical School and School of Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremonies, at 2. Speaker: Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug. Medical School Quadrangle.

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, 2:15-4, with speeches by President Lawrence H. Summers and Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations. Tercentenary Theatre.

Business School Reception, 2:30-4. Kresge tent.

School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony, 2:30. Speaker: Paul Farmer, M.D., Presley professor of medical anthropology. Kresge courtyard.

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

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus Annual Commencement Dinner, at 7. Reservations required for dinner, but not for cash bar, at 5, or the after-dinner program, at 8. Speaker: Massachusetts state senator Jarrett Barrios '90. Dinner free for 2004 graduates; $25 for graduates' families and full-time students; $50 for 0thers. Advance payment required. For details, visit Lowell House.

Radcliffe Dean's Dinner with Radcliffe Institute dean Drew Gilpin Faust, 6-9. Registration required. Agassiz House.

School of Dental Medicine Commencement Banquet, at 6. Registration required. Boston Marriott.



Medical School Alumni Day, 9-12:30. Symposium, class pictures. Gordon Hall.

35th Reunion Symposium, 8:45-12:30. Science Center.

35th Reunion Memorial Service, at 3. Memorial Church. Class Picture follows, at 3:45. Widener steps.

Radcliffe Commemorative Service, 9-9:45. Janet Corcoran '79, speaker. Eleanor Berman Rothman '54 leads the service. Memorial Church.

Radcliffe Awards Symposium, 10:15-12:15, featuring an alumnae panel discussion on "Freedom and Restraint: Human Responsibility in a World of Conflict." Followed by presentation of Alumnae Recognition Award, Graduate Society Medal, Jane Rainie Opel '50 Young Alumna Award, and the Distinguished Service Awards. Loeb Drama Center.

Radcliffe Annual Luncheon, 12:45, with an address by Princeton University president Shirley M. Tilghman, 2004 Radcliffe Institute Medal recipient. Registration required. Radcliffe Yard tent.

School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit Dinner, 6-9. Harvard Club of Boston, Downtown Clubhouse.



35th Reunion Addresses, at 8:15, Radcliffe Institute dean Drew Gilpin Faust; at 9:15, President Lawrence H. Summers. Science Center.

School of Public Health Panel Discussion and Luncheon, noon-2. "Controversies in Public Health." Harvard Club of Boston, Downtown Clubhouse.

25th Reunion Memorial Service, at 10:30. Memorial Church.


For details on College reunions and graduating senior events, contact the Harvard Alumni Association, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 6th floor, Cambridge 02138, visit, or telephone 617-495-2555.

For details on Radcliffe reunions, contact Radcliffe Alumnae Services, 79 Brattle Street, Cambridge 02138, visit, or telephone 617-495-8641.

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

The Harvard Information Center in Holyoke Center at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue is open Monday through Saturday, 9-4:45, and can be reached at 617-495-1573. On Commencement day, staff members at the information gazebo in the Old Yard can also provide assistance.



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