Class of 2020 Commencement

2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremonies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harvard University and Harvard School of Dental Medicine will hold virtual graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 28, 2020 to ensure the health and safety of the Harvard communities. In-person celebrations will take place at a later date.

Virtual University-Wide Graduation Ceremony

Harvard during CommencementThursday, May 28, 11:00 a.m.
Watch the live broadcast of the virtual University-wide Harvard ceremony, including conferral of degrees by President Bacow.

For those in more distant time zones, the ceremony will be rebroadcast at midnight E.T.

Visit the University website for Frequently Asked Questions about Harvard 2020 Graduation activities. A video of the virtual ceremony will be posted online after the event for future viewing.

DMD and Class Day Ceremonies

graduates at Class DayDMD Ceremony
Thursday, May 28, 1 p.m.

The DMD Class of 2020 will gather virtually for an online ceremony preceding the Class Day ceremony.

Class Day Ceremony
Thursday, May 28, 2 p.m.

Friends and family of HMS and HSDM graduates can view a stream the Class Day virtual ceremony (page goes live on the day of the ceremony). A video recording of the ceremony and speeches will be posted following the event.

Keynote speaker: Robert Satcher
Associate professor of orthopaedic oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students.  Use #HSDM2020 to share your celebrations on social media.