Commencement


Close Call

Ending a tumultuous year, Harvard tradition is served in the 373rd Commencement—with plenty of thunder from the stage.

by John S. Rosenberg , Max J. Krupnick

Protesters Walk Out of Harvard Commencement

Pro-Palestine activists hold “The People’s Commencement”

by Max J. Krupnick

Photographs from Commencement Week 2024

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

Harvard Confers Six Honorary Degrees

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, conductor Gustavo Dudamel, President emeritus Larry Bacow among those recognized

by John S. Rosenberg

“Be Unlikely Inseparables”

An unconventional Class Day to conclude a tumultuous senior year 

by Nina Pasquini

It’s “Not the Earth that Needs Fixing”

Karenna Gore ’95 addresses Graduate School of Design.

by Nell Porter Brown

Never Alone

Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, addresses Harvard Law School.

by Max J. Krupnick

“The Heart of Teaching”

Howard Gardner addresses the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

by Nina Pasquini

Harvard Corporation Rules Thirteen Students Cannot Graduate

Faculty of Arts and Sciences May 20 vote on protestors’ status does not confer “good standing.”

“Our Planet in Microcosm”

Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to China, addresses the Harvard Kennedy School.

by Jonathan Shaw

Carrying a “Heavy Pack”

The largest Harvard ROTC cohort in 30 years is commissioned into the armed services.

by Lydialyle Gibson