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Honoring the Class of 2021

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This year’s virtual program includes a welcome from Harvard President Larry Bacow, undergraduate and graduate addresses, conferring of degrees, presenting of honorary degrees, and principal address by President of Prairie View A&M University Ruth J. Simmons.

We will gather as a community online on Thursday, May 27, 2021 to award degrees and celebrate the achievements of our graduates.

Join us in celebrating the Class of 2021 with a live broadcast at 10:30 a.m.

See more details on the Commencement site

Virtual university-wide graduation ceremony

While we must be separated at this moment of celebration, we will come together virtually on Thursday, May 27 to honor the Class of 2021 and to confer their hard-earned degrees.

blue and white graphic that reads "honring the Harvard Class of 2021, May 27, 2021" in white script.


Tuesday, May 25, 2:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Exercises
Wednesday, May 26, various times ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Wednesday, May 26, 2:00 p.m. Class Day Exercises
Thursday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. Virtual University-Wide Program
Thursday, May 27, afternoon School Programs



Full schedule

School speakers

Distinguished and notable guests will address the graduating classes at ceremonies for Harvard’s Schools.