Photographs from Commencement Week 2024

A gallery of photographs from the Commencement celebration for the class of 2024

Graduates wearing black caps and gowns processing through Harvard Yard while holding the Class of 2024 banner

Baccalaureate services | PHotograph by Jim Harrison

 

Jim Harrison, who has covered Commencement for decades, and Harvard Magazine staff members have captured images throughout this 373rd Commencement week. We share some of our favorite images here. Scroll down for images from the beginning of the celebrations, the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises and Baccalaureate service, on May 21 and the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, on May 22

—The Editors

 

Jump to: ROTC Commissioning Ceremony | Baccalaureate | Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises | Class Day | Commencement Day

 

Commencement Day

Read our full coverage of the Commencement Day

 

Senior and professor pose for photo
Commencement Day | PHotograph by jennifer Beaumont/harvard Magazine

 

decorated mortar board
Commencement Day | Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

Seniors in black caps and gowns pose for a photograph with University Hall in the background
Leverett House seniors | Photograph by Niko yaitanes /Harvard Magazine

 

Two students with white wings on their backs
The Divinity School | PHotograph by Jim Harrison

 

People in colorful regalia
Commencement Day  | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduates wearing black gowns hold large plastic red clapping hands and cheer
 Commencement Day  |  PHotograph by Jim Harrison

 

Adele and Lawrence Bacow pose for a photograph
Adele and Larry Bacow  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Student in black gown waves red flag and wears novelty Harvard sunglasses
Graduate Isha Vaish from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  |  Photograph by JIm Harrison
three students in black robes pose for a photograph
Commencement Orators, from left: Blake Lopez, Shruthi Kumar, and Robert Clinton  | Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine 

 

three people wearing red academic robes standing
Honorands Sylvester James Gates, Jr., Joy Harjo-Sapulpa, and Lawrence S. Bacow  |  photograph by jim harrison

 

three graduates in black robes
Julia Duvall, Lansing Sugita, and Veeraya Tanawattanacharoen  |  Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine 

 

Graduate with teddy bear on his mortar board
Faisal Reza |  PHotograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine 

 

Seniors in black gowns pose for group photograph
Commencement Day  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Woman with decorated mortar board
Commencement Day | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Faculty dressed in their school's regalia
Commencement Day | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Commencement Day  |   Photograph by Jim Harrison

  

Cynthia Luo  |  Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine 

 

law school graduates in black gowns
Harvard Law School  |   Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine 

 

four people wearing red doctoral robes and black caps
Gino Domel, Chanthia Ma, Sonya Gupta, Jonathan Boretsky |  Photography by Jennifer beaumont / Harvard Magazine

 

Alana Hinkston  |  Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

students in black gowns pose for photograph
Commencement Day  |  Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

Harvard Kennedy School graduates holding globe beach balls
Harvard Kennedy School of Government  | Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

Commencement Day  | Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

Commencement Day |  Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

Commencement Day | Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

Commencement Day | Photograph by Jennifer Beaumont/Harvard Magazine

 

 

Class Day

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students on stage
CAPTION TEXT HERE| Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

People on stage pose for a group photograph
From left: Shikoh Misu Hirabayashi, Incoming HAA president Moirtri Chowdhury Savard, Chibuikem C. Uche ’24, and Dean Rakesh Khurana  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Man speaks at podium on stage
Ben Elwy ’24  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Two men speaking at podium
Fez S. Zafar ’24, left, and Chibuikem C. “Chuby” Uche ’24  Class of 2024 First and Second Marshals  PHotograph by Jim Harrison 

 

man speaking at the podium
Dean Rakesh Khurana  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

two women speak at podium
Shruthi S. Kumar ’24 and Tarina Ahuja ’24  |  Photograph by Jim harrison 

 

man speaking at podium
Jeremy Ornstein ’24  |   Photograph by Jim harrison

 

Man and woman pose for a photograph
Ames Award recipients  |   Photography by jim harrison

 

man wearing straw hat speaks at podium
Matthew Winston Cole ’24  | Photgraph by Jim Harrison 

 

man speaking at podium
Dean William Fitzsimmons  |  Photograph by jim harrison 

 

Man with "I love Currier" hat and a sign that reads "Hi Everyone" speaks at podium
Bill Oliverio  |  photograph by jim harrison

 

man with guitar and woman singing perform for audience
Brian Cheng ’24 and Isabella E. Pena ’24| CREDIT TEXT HERE

 

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

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Vice Admiral Philip Cullom addresses audience at Sanders Theater
Vice Admiral Philip Cullom  |  Photograph by Jim harrison

 

ROTC stage in Sanders Theater
photograph by Jim harrison

 

ROTC in Sanders Theater
Photograph by Bob Fitta/Harvard Magazine

 

United States Army and Navy cadets
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

United States Air Force cadets
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

U.S. Army cadet receiving commission
Vice Admiral Philip Cullom and Second Lieutenant Soren Choi | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Second Lieutenant Jack Cogbill and family | photograph by jim harrison

 

Second Lieutenant Owen O'Connor and family  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Second Lieutenant Nicholas Marcenelle and family | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Ensign Aaron Eduaimon | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Ensign Anne Foley and family  | Photograph by Jim Harrison 

 

Ensign Christian McIver and family | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Vice Admiral Philip Cullom and Second Lieutenant Jasmine Adams | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Second Lieutenant Milo Clark and family | Photograph by Jim harrison 

 

Second Lieutenant Kaylee Kim and family  | Photograph by jim harrison

 

Vice Admiral Philip Cullom and Second Lieutenant Kayra Yaman  | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Cadets lined up on stage
Photograph by jim harrison

 

 

Baccalaureate 

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graduates in black cap and gown processing holding the class of 2024 banner
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduates wearing black caps and gowns fill the audience
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduates in audience having fun
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduates wearing black robes fan themselves with their caps to keep cool in the heat
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

student chorus sings while on the stage
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Reverend Matthew Potts delivers sermon
Matthew Ichihashi Potts | Photograph by Jim Harrison 

 

graduates at the podium wearing black caps and robes and red sashes
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduate wearing black robe and red scarf over her head
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduates in black cap and gown address the audience
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Interim President Garber, wearing a black robe, addresses the audience
Interim President Alan Garber | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Imam Dr. Khalil Abdur-Rashid wearing white cap and robe delivers sermon to the audience
Imam Dr. Khalil Abdur-Rashid  | Photograph by Jim harrison

 

delivering sermon
Dr. Calvon T. Jones  | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Greg Epstein delivers sermon
Greg Epstein  | Photograph by Jim Harrison 

  

Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises

Read our full coverage of the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises

graduates in black caps and gowns cheer as Drew Gilpin Faust and Rakesh Khaurana walk between the student
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

graduates in black caps and gowns processing to Sanders Theater
Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Graduate Isa Pena, wearing black cap and gown, shows off her Phi Beta Kappa diploma
Isa Pena | Photograph by Jim harrison

 

Drew Gilpin Faust, wearing a red robe, addresses audience at Sanders Theater
Drew Gilpin Faust  | photograph by jim harrison

 

woman singing with chorus behind her at Sanders Theater
Soloist Sophia E. Lerebours '26 | Photograph by jim harrison

 

Tracy K. Smith, wearing a red suit, addresses the audience at Sanders Theater
Tracy K. Smith | Photogrpah by jim harrison

 

Rabbi Noah Marlowe addresses audience at Sanders Theater
Rabbi Noah Marlowe  | Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

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