Class of 2021 Commencement

2021 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 27, 2021, to ensure the health and safety of the Harvard communities. 

Virtual University-Wide Graduation Ceremony

Harvard during CommencementThursday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Watch the live broadcast of the virtual University-wide Harvard ceremony, including conferral of degrees by President Bacow.

Additional information regarding individual school’s Class Day, Convocation, and other programs, such as virtual House celebrations will be shared in the coming weeks.

Visit the University website for Frequently Asked Questions about Harvard 2021 Graduation activities. A video of the virtual ceremony will be posted online after the event for future viewing.

Class Day Ceremony

graduates at Class DayClass Day Ceremony
Thursday, May 27, 2:00 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.

Class Day Speaker: Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD87, dean, president, Morehouse School of Medicine

Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students.  Use #HSDM2021 to share your celebrations on social media.