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Commencement 2019

Dan Chiasson and Eric Lander
Photographs from left: courtesy of Dan Chiasson and Casey Atkins Photography/Courtesy of Broad Institute

The Broad Institute president and Wellesley poet will speak at the annual Commencement event.

5.2.19

Al Gore
Photograph by Seb Daly/Collision via Sportsfile

The climate-change advocate and former vice president will address graduating seniors on May 29. 

5.1.19

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Speakers, ceremonies, and celebrations

May-June 2019

Jason Luke

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Harvard’s behind-the-scenes Commencement hero

May-June 2019

Dolores Huerta

Photo courtesy of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

The labor rights organizer will be honored on May 31. 

2.6.19

Angela Merkel

Photograph by 360b/Alamy Stock Photo

The German chancellor will deliver the Commencement address on May 30, 2019.

12.7.18

Evelyn Richmond ’41 and Theodore R. Barnett ’41
Photographs by Jim Harrison

Seventy-seventh reunioners Evelyn Richmond and Theodore R. Barnett led the 2018 alumni parade.

July-August 2018

Clockwise from top left: Robert Coles, Robert N. Shapiro, Alice Welch, and Drew Gilpin Faust
Photographs by Jim Harrison

For extraordinary service to the University

July-August 2018

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honorands (from left) Choon Fong Shih, Harold Luft, Beth Adelson, and Guido Goldman

Photograph courtesy of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Contributions to society from graduate research

July-August 2018

President Drew Faust

Photograph by Jim Harrison

President Faust’s Commencement afternoon valedictory address on hope and higher education

July-August 2018