The Events of the Week

The many rituals of graduation peak on Commencement day, which this year include a Harvard College Class Day speech by chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Ben S. Bernanke ’75 and Commencement day addresses by President Drew Faust and by Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling.

For details and updates, see Harvard Magazine’s own Commencement coverage, or

Monday, June 2

50th Reunion Symposiums. At 1:30, “Undergraduate Life”; at 3:15, “University Governance.” Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Dinner, at 6, with remarks by President Drew Faust and dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith. Murr Center.

Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2008 Picnic, 4-7. HKS courtyard.

Tuesday, June 3

50th Reunion Symposiums. At 10, “Allston Initiative and Harvard Architecture”; at 1:30, “Societal Change and Climate Change”; at 3:15, “The Longest Revolution: The Girls We Left Behind and the Women We Became—Lessons for Our Granddaughters.” Science Center B.

Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises, at 11, with physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg as orator, and poet Carl Phillips. Sanders Theatre.

50th Reunion Lunch, at noon. Science Center tent.

Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2008 and their families, at 2. Tercentenary Theatre, followed by senior class picture, at 4, Widener steps.

Kennedy School Class Day Awards Ceremony, 1-4. Kennedy Forum.

Divinity School Alumni/ae Day Dinner , 5:30 PM, Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue. Featuring presentation of the 2008 HDS Alumni/ae Association Awards.

Senior Class Family Dinner and Party, at 6. Reservations and tickets required. Next to the Palmer Dixon Courts.

Harvard Extension School Alumni Banquet, cocktail reception at 6; dinner and program at 7. Reservations required. Quincy House.

Wednesday, June 4

Divinity School Alumni/ae Day Celebration, "The Spiritual Nature of Physical Space," beginning at 9 AM, HDS campus, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge. With keynote address by Dav

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