Degree candidates and their guests are invited to a continental breakfast before the day’s events.
Tickets are not required.
CLASS MARCH WITH DEAN TO TERCENTENARY THEATRE – 7:15 A.M.
Law School degree candidates will meet in front of Harkness Commons’ main entrance to join the Dean of HLS and the Class Marshals in a procession to the 1885 Gate at Quincy Street. Degree candidates will assemble on Quincy Street outside the entrance to Sever Quad for the Academic Procession.
For those who miss the march, all degree candidates must be assembled at the Sever Quad by 8:00 am.
All degree candidates must be in academic attire, wearing their Harvard ID. Students in regalia DO NOT need a ticket to enter.
UNIVERSITY CEREMONY – 9:45 A.M.
The University Ceremony is scheduled in Tercentenary Theatre, rain or shine. At this ceremony, President Faust confers degrees to graduates by school.
Tickets are required. Degree candidates receive 2 guest tickets (degree candidates do not need a ticket). Note: A ticket allows admission into Tercentenary Theatre; however, seats are available on a first come, first served basis. University gates open at 6:45 am. Guests of degree candidates should plan their arrival accordingly.
All guests should be seated for the start of the academic procession which begins at 8:30 a.m.
The morning ceremony has an audience of approximately 33,000 people. Additional information about the University’s Commencement ceremony can be found at the University’s Official Commencement site.